Originally Posted by SMcGavin
It's nothing of the sort. It's the seven pitchers who are going to be on this team next season. Some are off to good starts, some are off to bad ones. Cherry picking would be keeping Affeldt on the list while taking off Arroyo and Cueto. The fact is the success/failure of Fogg, Affeldt, Lincoln, Mercker have zero bearing on how good the Reds will be next season.
There's a ton of things that will have a bearing on how well that identified "core" performs next season.