Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
Then, really, what's the point of it all? We've seen what happens in the playoffs when you try to pit a No. 3 or No. 4 starter against a Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Tim Lincicum, Cliff Lee etc. It doesn't turn out good.
Without a No. 1 starter, this team can't possibly win in the playoffs (IF they can even get there).
Agree with you completely. Which is why I don't think the dream ends with us winning a World Series anytime soon.
Our one hope is that Bailey or Cueto develop into that guy. I think Bailey *COULD* but what do I know? I remember Cliff Lee before he was Cliff Lee and he was no more impressive than Bailey. If one of these guys morphs like Lee did... then we have a shot possibly.
They were banking mightily on Volquez being that TOR arm, and it doesn't look like thats going to ever pan out--first half of 2008 is getting longer and longer away.
But who knows. Maybe Walt can figure something out.