Originally Posted by brm7675
What kind of proof so far has shown you the Reds have any clue what to do with this kid? They first put him at AAA to work on being a starter and that lasted how long and then they moved him to the pen in AAA for a while then called him up to pitch in cincy after the rosters expanded for what reason? Hmmm, to sell tickets because we didn't need him. Now we are in season two of a 6 year deal, he is again back out in the Reds bullpen and as we can see is physically unable to pitch back to back days and now they had to rest him what like 4-5 days? You invested 30 million dollars in this kid. Yes he throws hard, so what, how many pitches does he have, how consistant is he? When signged he was going to be a starter but wow that has now changed. Please, show me any plan with this investment. Please show me how this kid shouldn't be in Louisville this season as a starting pitcher working with the pitching coach down there on devloping a 3rd pitch and some ability to pitch 5-6-7 innings a game every 4th or 5th day. this is a no brainer and not sure why Walt and Dusty don't see it...
he pitched 4x in 5 days. thats not quite the same as b2b days. I agree he should be a starter but, A) not happening this year and B) he will be in the cincy rotation when he does start not the Bats.