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    So, who is the closer...

    if Cordero is traded. I keep seeing all these threads, all these scenarios where the Reds trade Cordero to get Geinke, Reyes, etc.

    But who closes games if that happens?

    Massett is an obvious candidate. I think Burton or Bray could have a shot. Chapman is an intriguing possibility, but I'd rather see him starting games.

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    if Cordero is traded. I keep seeing all these threads, all these scenarios where the Reds trade Cordero to get Geinke, Reyes, etc.

    But who closes games if that happens?

    Massett is an obvious candidate. I think Burton or Bray could have a shot. Chapman is an intriguing possibility, but I'd rather see him starting games.

    Thoughts?
    Bray can't be trusted to stay healthy. Plus, I'd rather keep him as a situational lefty. I like Masset or the darkhorse Arredondo as a closer candidate, although I suspect that if Cordero is traded, Chapman will be the closer.
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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Closer by committee. Bring in your best reliever in tough situations whether that's the 7th, 8th or 9th innings.

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    I had forgotten about Arredondo. Personally, I'd like it if Joseph showed so much in ST and AAA that the Reds end up letting him audition for the job at some point. The Reds have the makings of a decent to excellent bullpen. The depth isn't just in the rotation.
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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds View Post
    Closer by committee. Bring in your best reliever in tough situations whether that's the 7th, 8th or 9th innings.
    Dusty would never go for it, but this is what I would go for. Play it batter by batter in close games, late in the games.

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds View Post
    Closer by committee. Bring in your best reliever in tough situations whether that's the 7th, 8th or 9th innings.
    I would expect that there was a better chance of that happening if it had ever been done by any manager in the history of baseball since the complete game became literally non-existent.

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    What about Chapman? He wasn't exactly that solid in AAA when he was a starter. But when he's in the pen, he's about as dominant as they come.
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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Of all the unlikely speculation happening on RZ, Cordero being traded is probably the most out-there.
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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Think about this..... if Chapman is the closer, he could potentially be in any game. As a starter, it's every 5th day, and known in advance.

    How many more tickets could we sell if you think any time you go to the park you could see him.

    The press too..... every night on sportscenter you'd see how high he lit up the gun.... it would be a public relations bonanza.

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Think about this..... if Chapman is the closer, he could potentially be in any game. As a starter, it's every 5th day, and known in advance.

    How many more tickets could we sell if you think any time you go to the park you could see him.

    The press too..... every night on sportscenter you'd see how high he lit up the gun.... it would be a public relations bonanza.

    Just sayin..
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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Of all the unlikely speculation happening on RZ, Cordero being traded is probably the most out-there.
    I'm not speculating he will be traded. I'm stating that his name comes up a LOT here as someone that should be traded. But there is never follow through on who would take his place.
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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Masset. Wouldn't be thrilled about Chapman in that role, but could definitely see it happening

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds View Post
    Closer by committee. Bring in your best reliever in tough situations whether that's the 7th, 8th or 9th innings.
    This is a favorite theme of mine as well. Many games are lost while the closer is languishing in the pen. 2010 Reds Saves: Cordero 40; Masset 2; Smith 1

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Didn't finish my post.

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    Re: So, who is the closer...

    Cordero isn't going anywhere. But if for some reason he does, it's be Masset.
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