Re: Reds should promote two starting pitchers and more
Originally Posted by Reds Freak
I like these ideas. People forget that Belisle is starting full time for the first time since the minor leagues. I don't think it's realistic to expect a guy to adjust from pitching 70-80 innings a year to 150-200 innings a year in one off season without taking some lumps. Coming into spring training he still didn't know if he was going to start or come out of the bullpen. I'm sure he is feeling that "dead arm" right now, I would even consider skipping a few starts the rest of the way with him to give him a little rest. I leave him in the rotation the rest of the year, give him the off season to work on his stamina, and stick him in the back of the 08 rotation...
That saved me a lot typing. I agree completely. Livingston and Dumatrait would do little other than get their heads handed to them in the majors. Livingston strikes me as a guy who might be able to step up over the course of a few years. Dumatrait's got nothing that's going to work in the majors. I imagine the team will toss him a start or two before the end of the season, but that will only serve to make him punchline in future seasons, a nouveau Jung Bong or Dan Serafini.
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