Originally Posted by 6-4-3
#3 Garcia (a pitcher who is on the downward slope) slows progression of the younger starters in the rotation, ie: Bailey, Biesle, etc. If the Reds don't go out and get a horse (Bedard, Blanton) then the #3 and #4 slots in the rotation are going to be given to the young guys to run with.
I don't know how that could be true. Right now the reds have 4 starters, Harang should be on the hill opening day, if they don't land Bedard then Arroyo will probably be the teams 2nd starter. I'd like to see Bailey start the year as the 5th starter, and I'd give Belisle the 4th spot because of his experience, and hope he can give you more consistency this season. Eithey way they still have a spot in the rotation open and whoever gets it will do nothing to slow down or speed up the progression of the younger guys.