Re: 9/15/12 - Reds @ Marlins (More of Valdez and Stubbs)
What I see with Cueto is location, location, location. He still has velocity, his changeup is still plus, but he's been having trouble getting the ball down. I'm guessing its a mechanical adjustment more than a fatigue issue, just my opinion. Skipping him a start might do more just for the mental side of things than anything physical at this stage.
Because with all the hand wringing, if he's tired, that isn't going to be resolved in time for the playoffs. One also has to consider that he has been putting up his numbers leaving an inordinate amount of guys on base. This could just be a period of regression to norm.
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