Re: Reds nearing deal with Leake
Originally Posted by mac624
It will get done, just like I figured it would, during the last day or day before the deadline. No way Leake goes back in, because I don't think he could pitch a better season than what he did.
I'm also confident that Boxberger will be done as well. It's not like these guys were going to pitch much anyway, so just beat the deadline like everyone else and move forward.
No way they let him walk, and no way he goes back in the draft or plays for the St. Paul Saints next year...
I think Leake will be up at some point in 2010, possibly earlier than September. A lot of folks think he could be a #3 in very short time. I think he could make the rotation pretty quick, esp. if Arroyo and Harang are dealt and we get no other FA's.
I saw him pitch in the CWS, he was dominant early, although he seemed to wear out after the 5th or 6th, probably a long season for him and some tendinitis rumblings, basically he just didn't have his top control. Dude throws 4 pitches with plus plus command. I really think he can step in very soon.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009