Originally Posted by 11larkin11
He's absolutely dominated AA, what's the point in keeping him there?
He barely pitched in AA - six starts, 36.1 IP. That's even less time than Homer Bailey got there - 13 starts, 68 IP. The point is to develop these kids, refine their game at each level as they mature, not advanced them until they fail.
Cueto didn't dominate in low A. Did he get better in AA? Of course he didn't. He got hot in AA and now he's in AAA before anyone could find out what happens when he cools down and/or the league catches up to him a bit.
Hopefully it's a spot start and he gets sent back to AA, but right now it looks like a repeat of the hyper promotional plan the Reds have forever applied to their better pitching prospects, the one that keeps failing in spectacular fashion.