Re: Tony Cingrani #12 on the BA Hot Sheet this week
Originally Posted by The Rage
Cueto and Bailey are two completely different pitchers. Bailey has generally stunk early in the season while he waits for his stamina to build up into the "cannon". Cueto was the better "pitchers" prospect, while Bailey the better thrower sans the 2008 mess. Bailey has plenty of heart and determination considering how much he struggles at times early in the year. Just to nab the production they have gotten from him at this point, is very nice.
The injury bug really set Bailey back in that regard. Instead of the surge in velocity and arm speed he would get around Memorial Day, it was shoulder problems. Bailey needs to throw well to max his potential at this point. He is making little strides every year becoming a better pitcher, but he still needs to throw better if you want TOR production. We got a little whiff of that his last start, with the last 2 batters, he turned it up to 95-96, they had no chance.
Health permitting, I wouldn't be surprised if Cueto doesn't fall off in June/July while Bailey turns up the gas.........with Mat Latos. Not a bad deal.
You deal in what might happen. I deal in what has happened.
What has happened is Cueto dominated the league last year and has continued to do so after the league has seen him several times, and including his beginning to this year.
Bailey has his supporters saying "just wait and see" this year or next year for the past 4 or 5 years. And Bailey is fragile.
Sure. Anything CAN HAPPEN. But so far, Cueto has the better consistent stats for his career.
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