Originally Posted by mth123
Cingrani's development as a a starter is secondary to winning in 2013. If Cingrani can upgrade one of the pen spots from interchangeable guy to nasty weapon in 2013, I'd do it and worry about his future as a a starter another time. He can get innings in wnter ball if need be.
I think Cingrani could be a servable LH reliever, but he really needs to work on that breaking ball. If he can get the breaking ball to just be average, then he's a weapon. I think it's worth investing some more AAA time in Cingrani (at least until rosters expand).
If the NL Central ends up being a tight race, or if Marshall gets DLed, I sacrifice Cingrani's development time. Right now, I don't see the delta between Cingranni and Logan being even one win over the course of the season.
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