Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Source: #Reds get Broxton.
Nice.. But.. Why?
"I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."
-Hunter S. Thompson
Very nice if true.
Assuming no other moves, who from the pen goes?
3.5 walks per 9 innings.
6.3 strikeouts per 9 innings.
That is not what a good reliever looks like.
Are you guys trying to create the most dominant bullpen in the last 20 years? This is overkill, lol. Great move on the Reds part.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
He's not worth a top prospect like Gregorius lt alone Hamilton. He's worth Ondrusek. It all depends on what we gave up. Who around here pegged a RH reliever as a top need?
June/July he has 7 walks/13 strikeouts in 16 innings.
I guess it is up, but it still isn't good. And his WHIP in June/July is 1.56. That isn't a guy you should be going after to try and improve your bullpen.
Reds gave up Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez for the right handed reliever.
Todd Redmond is with the Reds right now.
It would be nice if the price was Redmond, who was pulled back from his start in Louisville today. Likely to be a bit more, though.
This just feels like a move that leads into another move. But time is winding down. I just don't get it.
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."