First off, I think we all agree here that Cozart should NEVER hit higher than 8th, plain and simple. You do not bat a player who is hovering near the mendoza line between your 2 BEST hitters. Cozart refuses to hit the ball the other way, no plate discipline and awful pitch recognition.
Second, the way Dusty uses Marshall is borderline criminal. He is one of the best RP in the game of baseball, he is NOT A LOOGY, I mean look at his numbers against RH and LH hitters, look at his durability while in Chicago and the number of games he was used. So far in 2013, Dusty has allowed Marshall to throw a total of 6 IP! That is insane. In no situation should Broxton be trusted over Marshall.
Third, the decision to give Broxton 3/21 M is one of the worst contracts the Reds could have allowed to happen, Jocketty has continued to be burnt by giving RP contracts. Madson was bad luck, Masset hasn't pitched in 2 years, Broxton is awful and Marshall isn't even used properly. I mean if your going to trade Wood and 5 years of team control at least get your money out of Marshall, but Dusty has failed thus far.
I hope 2013 is the last year Dusty Baker manages this team, I realize players respect him and play hard for him, but his mismanagement with the pitching staff, the awful in game decision making, the inability to play small ball and to be aggressive on the bases and the stubbornness to keep putting players in a spot that doesn't help them succeed will cost this team a lot of games.