Originally Posted by Benihana
Wow, if this isn't a pot full of excuses. If Bailey was pretty comparable to Cueto currently, then why are their 2010 numbers so different? And they're not just kind of different. They are very different, even after today's performance (which I congratulate him on.)
You're reading too much into it. The original topic was about the last 3 or 4 starts. I was pointing out the fact that Cueto had one monster game and Bailey had one stinker of a game in those 3 (4 for cueto at the time...before today's game). Take out those 2 starts and their numbers are very similar. I wasn't talking about all year, or their whole careers...but these past 3 starts (now 4).
As for a pot full of excuses...I'm not making excuses...just pointing out facts in regards to how the Reds mishandled Bailey. Is anybody here going to dispute that they bungled his development in a BIG way?
As for them being comparable and similar...
Both are quite young
Both are fireballers
Both are terribly inconsistent
Both are considered to have TOR type of stuff
Both have problems with long balls
Both have problems with pitch counts and going deep into games
Both have problems with getting rattled after a big inning
Both have problems with focus
Both have had stretches where they simply dominated
Both have had stretches where the fans wanted to dump them in the Ohio River
I'd say they're pretty comparable. The numbers will fluctuate, but the similarities abound IMO.