Re: The Official 'Who Do We Protect from the Rule Five Draft?' Thread
Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT
I would balk at calling Watson and LeCure flameouts. I don't think the Reds would have sent Watson to the AFL this year if they held that belief. LeCure is 25 with a career ERA of 3.79 and W-L of 39-33. His H/9 is 8.8 and K/9 is 7.9. He has had a tendency to struggle at each new level, then figure it out.
After having good years for Pittsburgh in 2002-3, Wells has been ineffective. Since then his ML stats are 24W - 54L and an ERA of 5.31. Incidentally, that is close to what he has this year. Yes, he did pitch well at Louisville, but that is not hard to understand for a pitcher with considerable ML experience facing younger players.
He's clearly pitched better than all the 5th starter candidates since his call-up. Maloney has pitched better lately so the Reds may go that route, but I really don't want to see Maloney and Bailey both in the rotation. I'd rather have a vet in there while Bailey establishes himself.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 09-26-2009 at 08:14 PM.