Just watched Broxton's last save for KC on mlb tv (1week ago).
He looked pretty darn good!!!
95 mph fastball, multiple nasty 88-89 mph sliders, and no good contact off of him. Very encouraging!
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I don't think Sulbaran ever amounts to much. Joseph you can flip a coin. I say good trade.
I agree, texasdave. It's not a move that all of a sudden makes us the Big Red Machine again and not one I expected, but it certainly doesn't hurt the club any, either. It improves us this year and from all reports, the club is apparently interested in maybe extending him a la Marshall. That is an absolutely filthy back end of the pen by any measure.
Let's face it, guys. Our starters are probably going to tire out a little bit as much as they've all pitched this year. We can shorten the game up even more now with some pretty good confidence in the guy on the bump (whoever it is, really).
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I got no problem with adding to our biggest strength being pitching. It took us all by shock and went with a dud after all the Choo/Ellsbury/Span rumors. Walt made a statement by not dealing.
Walt thinks this team's makeup will win and I agree with him.
I wonder how long they were working on this deal and/or how confident we were in landing Broxton?
I was just thinking maybe it would have been nice (assuming there was truth to the actual offer) to trade Ondrusek to PHI for Victorino then make this deal for Broxton?
We couldn't have gotten Victorino for Ondrusek.
Why don't relievers have entrance music? I loved Trevor Hoffman's and Hell's Bells.
I am still pushing "Guns of Brixton" for Broxton.
Guns of Brixton - The Clash - YouTube
Not going to lie, I was one of those a little dissappointed we did get a little more for the two highly ranked prospects. That got me to thinking, here are some of our past 1st round picks that were at one point highly ranked prospects.
My point is you never know and after doing some research I feel better about it.
Nice enough debut. You have to love the fact that we can get six solid from our SP and then roll out Marshall, Broxton, and Chapman. Nobody else in baseball can match that. And if you only get six from the SP the next day, Arredondo, and Ondrusek aren't slouches in the seventh and eighth.
(Referring to Jack Hannahan signing with a Korean team)
Since there are no teams on the moon, I guess South Korea's far enough from Cincinnati to satisfy me.
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