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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    i think it is more likely to see Bray as the closer on this team next year.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    I think there is a good possibility that Bray will fall into the closer's role in 2007.

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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8
    i think it is more likely to see Bray as the closer on this team next year.
    Yeah I have to put my money on Closer. Weathers is gone.. Everyday Eddie may be back but his injuries would get him a small contract laced with incentives. If they are using Bray now when Eddie can't go shows they have a idea where this kid could fit in.

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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    How fast can Bray dial up the ole heater?

    Any chance of getting him a change-up?

    I know that, who was it, Rijo (?) worked with some Reds pitchers on their change-ups this past ST.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    Believe it was Soto who helped some of the pitchers in Spring Training. As for this talk about Bray becoming a starter, it's just talk. Frank Robinson had said, when Bray was with Washington, that Bray one day would be a good starter or a closer. Nice complement. I think the Reds agree with Robinson. He'll make a great closer.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    Believe it was Soto who helped some of the pitchers in Spring Training. As for this talk about Bray becoming a starter, it's just talk. Frank Robinson had said, when Bray was with Washington, that Bray one day would be a good starter or a closer. Nice complement. I think the Reds agree with Robinson. He'll make a great closer.
    I'm reading these posts and wondering, "Did anyone really hear the comment?" Yes, they were quoting F. Robby and he said he'd make a great starter or closer. Hey, managers blather. Announcers blather. It was no big deal, but I assume Bray stays in relief.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball
    I'm reading these posts and wondering, "Did anyone really hear the comment?" Yes, they were quoting F. Robby and he said he'd make a great starter or closer. Hey, managers blather. Announcers blather. It was no big deal, but I assume Bray stays in relief.
    I heard it and I was pretty sure they said that the Reds management thought he "projected" as a starter.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    I thought I read this exact thing in the Chicago papers when the trade happened -- that he was going to be used in relief and that Cincinnati had long-term hopes of him becoming a starter -- and I remember that because I was surprised that nobody brought it up here. But I have no source for that except my memory, so that's not very helpful.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    Unless Bray can learn a change like Soto's (a very good one), he had better stay in the pen. If Bray could learn a good change-up, he'd be lights out as a closer. For his age, the kid seems to have the "make-up" to end games.

    On the subject of Soto/change-up, I'd like to see him working with every Reds pitcher. That's a pitch that can change careers, no pun intended.

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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    This kid has never thrown more then 59 innings in a season in college the minors or MLB, if they try and make him a starter I foresee many bad things happening.
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    Re: Bill Bray a starter next year?

    if the Reds project an impact starter, then he should begin starting next year.

    if the Reds simply hope for a starter but don't really see one (as they hoped that FeLo could be a shortstop but didn't really think that he could do it), then he should stay in the bullpen.

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