RT @JimDayTV: More bad news: Masset will start season on DL #reds
Relievers are dropping like flies... only one of the "M Men" left. We should look to encase Marshall in a large bubble until at least the end of ST.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
I think this is a precaution. Since becoming a Red, he has almost always been great as long as he doesn't pitch in April.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
Does somebody want to set up a poll to decide which RZer gets the last bullpen spot?
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
Since then, he's been frustrating.
He does have very good stuff and can be terrific in stretches.
I was surprised the Reds gave him a two-year deal this off-season.
Maybe when he comes back, he'll be the Masset of 2009 again. Hope so.
Nick Masset as a Red by month:
Code:W L W-L% ERA IP H ER BB SO WHIP April 3 4 .429 5.77 34.1 38 22 23 36 1.777 May 2 2 .500 2.60 34.2 30 10 13 45 1.240 June 3 0 1.000 2.72 36.1 28 11 13 25 1.128 July 0 1 .000 2.72 39.2 37 12 14 37 1.286 August 2 2 .500 2.84 57.0 52 18 17 47 1.211 Sept 3 2 .600 2.11 38.1 28 9 13 38 1.070
Is this really a big deal? Correct me if I am wrong, but won't the Reds be able to retro-activate to the last time he threw in a Major League spring training game? They can use him in minor league games during the meantime can't they? He also could be activated just a few days into the season.
This season is starting off very badly.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
Last year it was the starting pitching being struck down like a plague, this year it is the relievers.
I irrationally blame it on training in arizona.
I thought Masset would be better than this.
He was great in 2009. He had the bad April in 2010 and some other months weren't so hot. He was hot in July and August that year.
Last year, bad April, then good, then bad July and August.
At one point, I thought Masset would be a closer candidate. No way now.
You're right, he's not worse than many other guys. But I don't view Masset as a top notch reliever unless he rebounds.
BTW, Masset's WHIP for 2011 was over 1.5. That is not good.