It appears that unless the Reds acquire a closer via free agency, the club will use the trio of Weathers, Mercker, and Todd Coffey as its closers in 2006.
“It’s not the preferred setup,” O’Brien said. “But we have to, and Jerry has to, utilize the individuals on our roster and their strengths. He did that last year with Mercker and Weathers.”
I’d still much rather see Wagner used in the closers role, but won’t complain too much about using Weathers. I thought he was at least a serviceable closer after Graves was released.