In what way is Ondrusek superior to Hoover?
Hoover could have done that.
"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."
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
LeCure is still getting healthy, but with Ondrusek it's a pattern.
He's got a heck of a lot more experience than Hoover. If/when the Reds feel Hoover is a better option, I'm sure they'll use him. Maybe he's better, maybe he's not. But Hoover doesn't have much of a track record to know one way or another.
"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
This may have been discussed earlier, but I feel like one of the biggest blunders of the game was when they held Frazier at 3B when he could've had easily made it home. Not sure if that was Berry or Frazier's call. Now, Mesoraco wasn't much better because he couldn't get the run in with 1 out, but still. That run would've tied the game into the 9th. Ondrusek probably doesn't come in with that scenario.
Valdez needs to be bunting, or not swinging.
Shouldn't that have been a ball on that "balk" by Marmol?