Re: Who do you think will have their breakout year
I will say the whole starting rotation will be the breakout story.
Can't really call Volquez a breakout since he's already done it. But I think he'll rebound. I think Cueto will show improvement. And I think the real breakouts will be Wood and Bailey.
If healthy I expect both Wood and Bailey will be under 4.0 ERA's for the year. All the talking heads ranking the rotations of the Phillies, Brewers, Giants and Cardinals are forgetting the depth and potential of the Reds young starters. We could legitimately have 4 starters with ERA's below 4 and one or two may flirt with the 3.0 barrier. This is the breakout year where they will soon be recognized in the category of the other teams mentioned.