3 Cincinnati Reds players we should lower the bar for in 2022

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel walks back to the dugout.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel walks back to the dugout. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett (50) prepares to pitch.
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett (50) prepares to pitch. / Albert Cesare / The Enquirer via Imagn

2. Amir Garrett, Reds pitcher

Amir Garrett, surprisingly, survived the non-tender deadline and is still part of the Cincinnati Reds organization.

However, it's time for Reds fans to stop counting on AG, especially to close out games.

The moment was too big for Garrett last season. After bragging all offseason about being the Reds closer in 2021, AG was served a piece of humble pie.

The left-hander posted a 6.04 ERA in 47.2 innings of work and a 5.48 BB/9.

Garrett went from lockdown reliever in the back of the bullpen to a pitcher David Bell would call on when the game no longer hung in the balance.

Amir Garrett has always been fantastic against left-handed batters, but even they got the better of AG in 2021.

Garrett allowed lefties to hit .226 in 2021 after allowing a batting average against of just .043 to left-handed hitters in 2020.

Under no circumstances should Garrett get the ball anytime after the seventh inning unless the game is wildly out of control.

AG needs to prove himself once again if he ever hopes to be called upon late in games.

I think it's fair to say that fans of the Cincinnati Reds need to lower the bar for AG heading into the 2022 season.