Re: The Reds are Totally Sucking the Life out of 2008 (Volquez)
I think this could become a valid concern, but I'm not ready to give up quite yet. Volquez and Cueto are still young guys and are approaching numbers of innings pitched that are very near the most they've thrown in a season. I think fatigue is certainly playing a part, as it's bound to do with young fireballers. The fact that they hopefully won't be pitching winter ball will surely help remedy this next year. Improved defense and a year of experience and learning when to freak out and when not to will surely help too. While 2008 is lost, I'm not ready to give up on 2009 just yet.
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."