"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Votto doesn't think it was a fun finish. He's right. Marshall is a good reliever who is pitching very poorly and has all season. He's to be watched. I do not think he has the mentality to be a closer. Also, I don't agree with Chapman as closer. He needs to be in the rotation. Either Logan or Jose should be the closer.
Aroldis needs rest. He can work multiple innings. I wouldn't use him to close.
As I just said in a thread I started, I like Jose as the closer. He seems to be able to pitch frequently and he can get the K.
I vote for Jose.
I like George's tie.
Marshall and Dusty were trending on Twitter as the narrowly avoided meltdown was ongoing.
And this is with him not pitching very well. Marshall will be fine.
The way I look at it is this...if we move Chapman into the closer role...it's going to be VERY difficult to move him OUT of the closer role. I want to see him start. As I'm sure most Reds fans do. Leaving him out of that role allows him to pitch the 7th & 8th, the 8th & 9th. If he's the "closer", we know how he'll be used...9th only, sometimes only PART of the 9th. He's never been good on going back to back days, and certainly not 3 days in a row. I know he's been virtually unhittable, but there ARE reasons to not put him in that role. Valid ones. And hardly "dumb" ones.
I think Dusty handled today perfectly IMO. As he's done multiple times IIRC. When a guy hasn't had it, he's yanked him. He didn't do that as often with Cordero.