Originally Posted by Tragg
It's not really that. Bullpen arms is a priority...but to go find a closer and spend a bunch of money on him to pitch, essentially, one clean inning with no one on base to start, only to have to use Troncoso or Veal to get you out of jams is a bad use of resources. WE need several good bullpen arms; the closer will shake out from the pack.
Yeah so true. On the surface it is silly to worry about our closer role right now with the state of this team, but the discussion was about the relative effectiveness of Reed and it isn't good in my opinion.