Originally Posted by Bumstead
I don't think Maloney would have gotten much more of an opportunity on any team other than maybe Washington. It's not like the Reds pitching has been awesome and injury free. Plenty of openings for Maloney to get in if he was really a "prospect." Find 10 guys that pitched their first full season at 26 years old (non-Cuban or Japanese) and turned into a 4th starter for more than a couple of years. It doesn't happen.
Like I said, I will be around for you to say "I told you so" should Maloney become the exception.
The Reds have had Harang, Arroyo, Cueto, Bailey, Volquez and Owings all year in the rotation this season. They didn't have room for Maloney most of the year. Last year it was Harang, Arroyo, Cueto, Volquez and then a mix of other guys who had 'need' before Maloney because of options. I won't be around to say I told you so though.