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Roush's socks
05-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Sometimes we are all so excited by the Reds' talent and the potential it brings. But we should remember that out of all the Reds starting options, only Arroyo and maybe Cueto are proven quantities, and they both have sickness/injury issues they are dealing with. Volquez is trying to come back from major surgery and has always had control issues. Leake and Wood are 2nd year players who have shown stretches of looking very hittable. Bailey has always been an enigma.

In a way it is easy to look at the positive and say that all of those guys have great potential and a couple like Bailey or Volquez theoretically have the "stuff" to be a TOR starter. I think that health will play a major role in who is pitching well at the end of the season. It is also true that having a bunch of "proven" starters isn't a guarantee they will all be effective or avoid injury. At least the Reds have some depth and several options.