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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    I know the stats say the Reds bullpen is pretty good, and it is. But the Reds starters don't go deep in games and they use all of their relievers, so even one weak link in the pen is a problem. I still think another late inning reliever is needed while the most iffy guys are pushed off the roster. The Reds need 7 guys who fall on the scale between pretty good and dominant for this staff to work as constructed. Even one guy who is below average is a problem. I still think the Reds should be looking to add a significant arm for the pen (rotation too). I know many don't agree, but if post-season is the goal, the standard needs to be raised IMO.
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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I know the stats say the Reds bullpen is pretty good, and it is. But the Reds starters don't go deep in games and they use all of their relievers, so even one weak link in the pen is a problem. I still think another late inning reliever is needed while the most iffy guys are pushed off the roster. The Reds need 7 guys who fall on the scale between pretty good and dominant for this staff to work as constructed. Even one guy who is below average is a problem. I still think the Reds should be looking to add a significant arm for the pen (rotation too). I know many don't agree, but if post-season is the goal, the standard needs to be raised IMO.
    I agree. I think there are usage issues - and a few personnel issues - with the bullpen.

    Reds have the most relief appearances in MLB. Fine, but then they need to keep upgrading the relievers and also must know their tendencies thoroughly.
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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Alex Wood would be a nice lefty to have.
    BTW the did the Dodgers ship all of their dead weight off to Cincy?
    Farmer is the only productive guy we got in that deal.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    I woke up today hoping I would find Wandy Peralta had been released. After the more recent Wandyesque performances, I just can't comprehend why the front office doesn't jettison him immediately. They must worry about the pennies they will lose if they do.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Never give a good pitcher too many runs to work with... for some reason it affects their psyche

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    When the opposition knows your team has blown leads this year, they know they still have a chance to win.
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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Peralta had an outstanding April which is why he's still on the roster. http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/gamel.../wandy-peralta In April he gave up 1 run and 5 hits over 8.1 innings. His splits tell the story of 2 different guys. Tough telling what he'll be next month.
    I did notice yesterday his breaking pitches were breaking, but all in the wrong direction. Instead of tailing away from the zone they drifted right over the plate. One pitch in particular, a called strke BTW started in down on the knees of the batter and ended up as close to the center of the plate as it could get.. Luckily for him at the time the batter didn't swing, but the next pitch however was a different story. He swung and sent it over the fence.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    To answer the original question, the team has 6 blown saves, which is exactly the league average.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Are blown saves the same as blowing huge leads? I can handle an occasional loss in the 9th with the other team scoring 2 to win by 1. But they blew a 7-0 lead, 4-0 lead, and 5-0 lead all in recent memory.
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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

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    But they blew a 7-0 lead, 4-0 lead, and 5-0 lead all in recent memory.
    These aren't huge leads.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    At least we have huge leads to blow. When the season began we struggled to score at all.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    These aren't huge leads.
    Yea, if so chalk another blown lead by the Cubbies today.

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

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    Re: How many huge leads has this team blown?

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