Originally Posted by redsmetz
Ah, yes, another voice from the "I pray every night a Reds player does lousy so I can say I'm right" crowd. Honestly, I just don't get it (even with the Smiley Face).
completely wrong. Michalak is Dave Williams light. If he does well in an outing it is nothing but a fluke that will likely to set him up to get several more beatings. The Reds were fortunate to get what they got in Philly. A smart move would have been to realize what it was and send him back out. A 35 he is what he is and that is a AAAA pitcher on his best day. The Reds would be better off with Michalak making one more start and removing all doubt rather than have him attempt to make 3/4 more starts.
The problem is the Reds don't really have a good answer to the question of who should be the 5th starter(Franklin isn't it either).