Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I look at it this way -- why be content with just the possibility that Homer Bailey will be dominant in 2010? Why not go out and ensure you have someone who can be a hammer at the top of the rotation? Then, if Homer does set the world on fire out of the gate, you've got two people at the top of your rotation that nobody wants to see. I like that. Lots.
That's an easy one to answer. Because we're Cincinnati. Small markets need to grow our aces or get lucky in developing a guy another team has given up on (Harang, Jose Rijo). We can't go out and sign a Sabathia or Cliff Lee.
Given this reality I think the Reds are on the right track. We've got Volquez, Bailey and Cueto; all guys who might turn into #1 or 2 starters. We have to take our chances and increase our odds by piling up guys like these