Originally Posted by mound_patrol
I think some of us are jumping on or off certain pitcher's bandwagons way too soon. Let's wait a little longer before we annoint the starting five.
My opinion of Belisle has nothing to do with his outing today but merely an opinion I have had thru the winter.
However while it is early, some of these guys are getting their chances right now.
For example, Maloney probably hurt his chances big time saturday.
Not because exactly of his outing but rather his falling behind nearly every hitter. I believe he could be a decent pitcher but he had an outside shot at the rotation as others do and one bad outing though ST, could be all Dusty needs.
Coutlangous is another that hurt his chances with two bad outings to start with.Plus Dusty brought him in twice with purpose of getting lefty which he didnt do.
Teams won-loss records in ST mean nothing but there is obvious pitching competition this season.
While a Cueto rough outing doesnt mean he wont help the reds this season, it could mean not at beginning though.