The Reds picked up on of the best relief pitchers last year from the Cubs in Sean Marshall but they once again paid a pretty penny to bring him over. The Reds dealt Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes to the Cubs for the left hander.
Marshall is a stud left hander. Last year he struck out 79 and walked just 17 in 75 2/3 innings. He also gave up just one home run. Over the past two years he has an ERA of 2.45. The Reds are without a closer for now and if they don’t sign someone, then you’re probably looking at him.
Wood was the odd man out when the Reds traded for Mat Latos. Torreyes has some potential and had a nice season for Dayton but it’s always too early to tell with a guy who’s just 19.