Page 9 of Well gang, we have 177 days until Reds Opening Day. I figured we could use a thread for offseason moves and news. Hopefully we make a move or two and b... 124 comments | 8295 Views | Go to page 1 →
Feb 13, 20, 11:04 AM #121Advertisement
Feb 13, 20, 02:53 PM #122
You used Robert Stephenson as an example but his minor league stats actually showed some promise. His biggest problem was control. He has a 3.77 ERA and 1.249 WHIP with 9.6 K/9 . Even that doesn't suggest any kind of an great rotation piece or high leverage reliever but much better than Romano who profiles as an injury fill in.
Feb 13, 20, 04:32 PM #123
All I'm saying is that Stephenson (w/ 4 years in the majors) at age 26, has had a 2:1 K/BB ratio and a 1.465 WHIP, with 32 HR's given up in 198 innings pitched.
Romano's numbers (w/ 3 years in the majors) at age 25, has a similar 2:1 K/BB ratio and a 1.470 WHIP, with 36 HR's given up in 249 innings pitched.
Stephenson's career numbers benefited greatly from last year's results...81 K's/24 BB's, 1.036 WHIP. But, if you look at his ERA through his first three years (6.08, 4.68 and 9.26) and you wouldn't have been overwhelmed with confidence coming into his 4th year either. Look, I'm not saying Sal is absolutely 100% turn things around like Stephenson did. Won't be surprised if he doesn't. But, if he does, that won't surprise me either.
On a side note...how great is it to be only arguing about a middle reliever right now? Good grief, with the holes the Reds have had at other spots in previous years, middle relief would've been waaaaaaaaay down on the list of things discussed here.
Feb 13, 20, 09:17 PM #124
Feb 14, 20, 09:24 AM #125