Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I had horrid memories of Gary Majewski, Shawn Estes, Brian Mohler and Ryan Dempster in my head, and I overlooked one of the key components to the current roster.
I understand your skepticism, it seems like most things have gone wrong for the Reds the past 10 years. But in this case, I think Cliff Lee is a much, much safer bet than Estes or Moehler. Those guys were back of the rotation starters. Cliff Lee is a legit ace, and arguably the best starting pitcher in baseball right now. IMO, Cliff Lee makes this team a legitimate World Series contender.