Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
Reds fans will moan and wail about anything, losing, offense, pitching, managing, restaurants around the park, the view from the park, the distance to parking, what pitches were thrown, who threw them etc...
The Reds have the second highest winning percentage in the game today and evidently it's all against the laws of nature, for they are surely a bunch of buffoons who couldn't find their arse with their hands and a map.
There are many bad bullpens and many teams who need to bolster the pen. There is competition for very good relievers during trading season. This is true every year.
If they were handing out very good relievers for minor consideration, Walt would have acquired two by now.
True dat. Look what Marshall cost to obtain.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Well for Cingrani it should be more than an inning. I am not saying he is not a good pitcher, just that 2/3 of an inning does not mean he is the cure to all that ails the pen. (Doesn't mean that he isn't either.) With LeCure 3 years is certainly enough to show he is a good reliever and his stumbles are just that a stumble. I remember around this time last year Chapman had an awful week with multiple blown saves inc a loss to the Twins via a Willingham homer.
Some relievers will have bad years for some reason. Doesn't mean they should continue in a trusted role for the whole year nor that they shouldn't have a shot at redemption the next. Sometimes it is just a bad week.
And yourself? What do you think is enough of a sample to decide how to use a players?
All I know is that the Reds are doing damn well this year and still getting "whack a moled" by fans every time they decide to burp or fart