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    Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    The reds have 7 bullpen spots and right now they are filled with:
    Coffey
    Coutlangas
    Saarloos
    Salmon
    Santos
    Stanton
    Weathers

    The reds also have a group of players in the minors or the dl that more than likely will be on the verge of getting back in the bullpen at a certain time:
    Bray
    Burton
    Majewski

    And then throw in a few prospects that should break into the majors at some point:
    McBeth
    Medlock

    Then throw in a few players like Shackelford, Kelly, and Kershner who right now might not look like they will make it in the bullpen but could turn things around.

    No this isnt a great group of bullpen arms and dont strike fear in any teams but atleast the guys in the pen now understand that their job isnt secure if they arent going to produce. I figure that Stanton and Weathers are locks from opening day till september. That leaves 5 more spots. Once Bray gets healthy I see him being in there, now were down to 4. Burton more than likely will take 1 more spot unless he would fall apart and then there were 3. Saarloos is in there unless he goes to the rotation for what ever reason. Coffey more than likely will also have a spot so that means there is 1 bullpen spot for Santos, Salmon, Coutlangas, Majewski, McBeth and maybe even Medlock later on in the season. Now some of you all might not argee that Burton or Saarloos or maybe even Coffey have spots in the pen no matter what. I dont think that either but i believe they would have to completely fall apart to lose that spot. Either way its turning out that there are only 1-3 bullpen spots for atleast 6 players. Dont forget about the wild card in the whole bunch with Guardado coming back at some point towards the end of the season.

    I understand that over the course of a year a lot of things will change but right now those 7 guys have to be thinking if they dont perform then they are out. 2.5 million was eaten by ownership this morning so it doensnt matter what your paid. Weathers, Stanton, and Coffey are under contract next year and I believe that will come into play but other than that everyone is fair game. the Reds might not have the best group of bullpen arms but i believe this competition will bring the best out of them. Hopefully thats enough to have an average bullpen throughout the season. I dont really know if just competition will be enough but it should be fun to watch.

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Don't forget the return of Everyday Eddie, who might be Every-other-day Eddie when he comes back.
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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    I think Saarloos, Coutlangus, Santos are the guys on the bubble.

    Not that I think they should be necessarily.

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaknb8k View Post
    The reds have 7 bullpen spots and right now they are filled with:
    Coffey
    Coutlangas
    Saarloos
    Salmon
    Santos
    Stanton
    Weathers
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    Weathers will be the next to go, they're trying to get down to as few different letters to start a last name as possible.

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I think Saarloos, Coutlangus, Santos are the guys on the bubble.

    Not that I think they should be necessarily.
    I think Sarloos is going to the #5 spot when they jettison Milton. It will have to happen sooner than later. He's going to start getting hit hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Weathers will be the next to go, they're trying to get down to as few different letters to start a last name as possible.
    If thats the case, they should have kept Cormier and DFAed David Weathers. Maybe he sticks around becuse his nickname is Stormy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunner44 View Post
    If thats the case, they should have kept Cormier and DFAed David Weathers. Maybe he sticks around becuse his nickname is Stormy?
    No. Cormier is french, Narron wasn't having any of that. He kept pronouncing it Corm-y-er and Rheal kept correcting him saying "no it's Corm-y-a, you know it's french."

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    I happen to think that Wayne did exactly what Min did. Stockpile crap players to deal with the first month of the season while your prospects are still learning the ropes, when said prospects are ready. Trade the crap players...even a pet rock if the case be it.

    Deno's trade was just captilizing on Oakland. McBeth was a hell of a player to be named. As I'm sure the next player won't nearly be as good as Mcbeth we can wish right?

    I dont think Wayne predicted that big of a fall-out from the relief pitching or he would have made said moves earlier.

    Our bullpen and team in general is getting younger, thats a HUGE positive. A few more players called up and this team will then grow as a unit, just like Wayne wants them to.

    I wonder if we'll start seeing Conine and Hatteberg being mentioned if Votto starts to liven up with the bat any?
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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    No. Cormier is french, Narron wasn't having any of that. He kept pronouncing it Corm-y-er and Rheal kept correcting him saying "no it's Corm-y-a, you know it's french."


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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunner44 View Post
    If thats the case, they should have kept Cormier and DFAed David Weathers. Maybe he sticks around becuse his nickname is Stormy?
    Or because he hasn't pitched that badly and is on a 2 year year contract?

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Guardado, Burton, McBeth, Salmon, Weathers, Bray, Majewski. Is that the look of the bullpen by July? Who has trade value? One name stands out: Coffey.

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Guardado, Burton, McBeth, Salmon, Weathers, Bray, Majewski. Is that the look of the bullpen by July? Who has trade value? One name stands out: Coffey.
    The odds of Guardado, Maj, and Burton playing any kind of role in this bullpen this season are close to nil. Guardado's about the only possible one.

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    I think Sarloos is going to the #5 spot when they jettison Milton. It will have to happen sooner than later. He's going to start getting hit hard.
    I think they both need to go. I'd promote Dumtrait to the rotation and Bray to Saarloos spot in the pen.
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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Guardado, Burton, McBeth, Salmon, Weathers, Bray, Majewski. Is that the look of the bullpen by July? Who has trade value? One name stands out: Coffey.
    I think McBeth is for next year.

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    Re: Bullpen situation should get very interesting

    I have a hard time believe Shackleford will ever see time in Cincy again. Too many LH's to go around.


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