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    Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Hermanson, Coffey, Weathers, Stanton and the youngster Bray. I like the veteran presence, the fact that they get in there and they get guys out.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    It will be an improvement from the pen last year but I'm still not liking it.
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    If the Reds are counting on 180-200IP combined from Hermanson, Stanton & Cormier - it's going to be a long, long season.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Still no real stoppers in there. Bray and Coffey have potential, but that's about it. Veteran moxie only gets you so far.
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    seeing as Hermanson, Weathers and Stanton are likely to suck ... I hope the Reds are hedging their bet with Burton and others.
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    If Hamilton's the real thing, then all of a sudden it's no longer the offense that's the team's Achilles' heel, it's the bullpen, by a mile.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Hermanson, Coffey, Weathers, Stanton and the youngster Bray. I like the veteran presence, the fact that they get in there and they get guys out.

    I'll take Bray and Coffee....you can have the rest...
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Don't leave out Burton and Salmon... I think they could make an immediate impact...
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Hermanson, Coffey, Weathers, Stanton and the youngster Bray. I like the veteran presence, the fact that they get in there and they get guys out.
    Sorry, but I have to strongly disagree here. Dustin will be lucky to make this team. Weathers and Stanton are nothing to get excited about and Bray's shoulder is bothering him.

    This bullpen has the potential to be a little better than last year's at a higher price.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    1.) Todd Coffey, Bill Bray, Jared Burton, Brad Salmon, David Weathers, Matt Belisle/Kirk Saarloos, and Mike Stanton is a decent bullpen.

    2.) Todd Coffey, Bill Bray, Rheal Cormier, Dustin Hermanson, David Weathers, Mike Stanton, and Gary Majewski is a bad bullpen.

    Let's hope Krivsky/Narron choose the first option.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan View Post
    Don't leave out Burton and Salmon... I think they could make an immediate impact...
    There's not enough room for everyone.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan View Post
    Don't leave out Burton and Salmon... I think they could make an immediate impact...
    I'll wager one of them doesn't contribute anything meaningful. If I had to guess: Salmon.

    And while Burton is interesting, he's the very definition of unproven.

    Really there's one (1) lock to perform out of the bullpen this year--Coffey. That's it. We know he can retire MLB hitters. The rest is all speculation.

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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    I guess we'll see...
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Really there's one (1) lock to perform out of the bullpen this year--Coffey. That's it. We know he can retire MLB hitters. The rest is all speculation.
    Yes and that's pretty scary.
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    Re: Bullpen is gonna be pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan View Post
    I guess we'll see...
    True. A surprise is in no way out of the question; someone always seems to emerge. It's how well that pitcher emerges that's going to matter. If a guy comes out of nowhere to contribute league average, probably won't matter much; if a guy erupts like a Scott Williamson, well, then things could get interesting.


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