Re: Jayson Stark: Reds shopped Aaron Harang, tried to deal for Wandy Rodriguez
Originally Posted by TheNext44
Going forward for this season alone, I'd rather have Harang, if healthy, out there than Leake. I think Leake is getting tired, which is resulting in more meatballs than usual. That should only get worse as the season drags on.
However, I think next year, if shut down on time this year, Leake could become a true TOR starter. He had a lot of learning to do this year, and had to deal with missing turns and extra days of rest. Put him on a regular schedule, with a full season of experience under his belt, and there's no knowing how good he could be.
I agree here... I've been thinking for a few weeks now that the grind of the season is starting to wear on Leake... Couple that with the fact that teams are getting him scouted, and he's gonna be so-so from here on out... I do think a move to the pen soon would probably be good for him, and allow the Reds to hit his IP target more gradually... Also, it doesn't hurt to have a guy with good control coming into the game late...
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