Broxton is making closer money, but will he hold the closer's role all season?
Today we take a look at the Cincinnati bullpen
entering the 2013 season. There's a lot of solid names here and only so many spots to go around. The 'pen is undoubtedly where the hardest decisions of the spring will come for the front office.
Key Losses: None of last year’s regular
contributors are gone, although you could certainly count Aroldis Chapman as a
loss if he indeed does begin to transition into a starting role. Gone is
longtime Red Bill Bray, who elected free agency and signed with Washington.
Though Bray had been an important member of the bullpen for several seasons,
the left-hander was limited to just 8.2 innings with the Reds last year due to
injury. Ryan Madson, last season’s never-was closer after undergoing Tommy John
surgery prior to the start of the year, signed with the Angels.
Key Additions: LHP Manny Parra, RHP Clay Hensley.
Nick Masset will hopef...