Originally Posted by rgslone
I agree that it's much too early to be giving up on Leake. He's still just "cuttting his teeth" as a ML pitcher. I'm guessing that most of the teams would like to have Leake as their 5th starter. He's proven to be pretty resilient, plus he's cheap. Personally, I think he has the potential to eventually be a No.3 type starter. It may not pan out that way, but you could say that about almost every young pitcher.
I agree, he will fill the void left by Bronson of being used to spit up the guys that throw 90+ he was the Reds second best pitcher in 2011 as well so you can't forget that even though 2011 was horrible. That being said I could see where it would be possible for Cingrani to bump him even though the Reds would probably prefer him to be at AAA.