Acquiring Latos proved to be fruitful this season
by: Chase Fitzgerald
Walt Jocketty made quite a few trades this season which is actually pretty unusual. It is very hard to determine who wins trade at first glance so, now that we have a season in the books, let’s find out.
Reds get: Sean Marshall
Cubs get: Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt, and Ronald Torreyes
Sean Marshall was a huge acquisition for the Reds this season. I know many fans did not like Marshall and some turned against him but at the end of the year, he was our second best relief pitcher. He finished 2012 with a 2.51 ERA, 74 strikeouts, a 1.16 WHIP, and was a humongous reason why the Reds had the best bullpen in baseball. Despite all of that, it was somewhat of a rocky season for Marshall. He started the season as the Reds closer but that didn’t last long at all. He had absolutely a horrible start to the season. His ERA at one point got to over 5 and just no one felt comfortable when he ...