Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Arroyo, Cueto, Wood, Leake, Bailey. LeCure has done nothing but impress me in his brief stint in the majors and deserves the chance to be the "next man up." I send Volquez down to A ball, yes A ball.
Edinson's issues aren't a talent issue, more a mental and preparedness issue. You can't keep running him out there when he gets hammered in the 1st inning. You can't have him average a ~ 3 run hole after the 1st inning. I send him down to A ball, with a set of rules, and tell him he has to earn his way back to the bigs. That means coming prepared to start every game. That means harnessing his control and throwing strikes. That means eliminating mental lapses. That means heading into the 1st inning ready to pitch. As it is right now that he has a mental block in that first inning. Wonder if it had anything to do with his poor playoff performance (Ankiel thinking). Until he gets that straightened out he does the Reds little good.
I think it's unfair to suggest that because he's having trouble with his first inning that he's not trying hard enough. None of us knows what's going on in his head.
Coming prepared? Unless the coaching staff thinks he's not putting work in to be prepared, they are just as responsible at finding a preparation method that puts him in an advantageous spot.
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