...s another successful season for Bryan Price’s pitching staff and the five nominees for this award are all worthy of winning. Who will you vote for? Johnny Cueto was last year’s winner with 51% of the vote but due to the time he spent on the DL, he is not a nominee this year.
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...and the only way I can afford to get them is via trade. Even without Arroyo and with Bailey or Chapman gone, I feel I have five starters — Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Cingrani and either Bailey or Chapman, whichever one I don’t trade, with Stevenson coming strong. Not that I want to trade Bailey, but I...
...him in the meantime.
Going into the season with any fewer than six viable starters is dangerous. The Reds were fine when Tony Cingrani filled in for Johnny Cueto. But when they dipped further into their depth, i.e. games started by Greg Reynolds and Pedro Villarreal, the team went 2-5 and got only 4 1/3 inning...
...leave Bob Castellini barren of support for his once handpicked choice to lead the Reds to the promised land.
It’s surely second-guessing to say that Johnny Cueto should never have pitched Game 163 in Pittsburgh. And yet it must be said: Johnny had barely contributed for most of the year. He was rushed back wit...
...w, I did much better with pitchers than hitters this year. Let’s look.
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... surplus to upgrade a position player in the short-term. Right-handed bat, score more runs, etc.
In the context of a starting rotation of Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Tony Cingrani and Aroldis Chapman, the Reds may reasonably decide an impact bat is worth more than Bailey’s final season. The hitter may actually co...
...d dominated. He had 16 wins on the season and his ERA just barely cracked over 3.
Starting Pitcher #3: Mat Latos (CIN)
At about the same time that Johnny Cueto was going on the disabled list for what was believed to be the rest of the season in late June, Mat Latos was apparently dealing with an abdominal in...
...lly, might happen anyways. I'm not prepared to like him. This isn't related at all but I found it interesting: the Reds only have Aroldis Chapman and Johnny Cueto from a Spanish-speaking country on contract for next year (that said, the arb-eligible Simon will likely resign).
3) Dave Martinez
Pros: Comes from...