Originally Posted by UPRedsFan
Question for you MikeThierry. As a knowledgeable fan can you objectively compare your projected rotation against the Reds rotation from last year? (i.e. assume Leake is the #5 and leave Chapman out of the mix).
I'm curious how you see them stacking up. Wainwright vs. Cueto; Garcia vs. Latos; Westbrook vs. Bailey; etc.
That's a good question
Waino vs. Cueto: I see it as a push. If someone held a gun to my head, I would say Cueto right now with known information.
Garcia vs. Latos: Latos
Lynn vs. Bailey: Lynn
Kelly or Miller vs. Arroyo: Kelly or Miller
Westbrook vs. Leake: Push
Now all this stuff can change if Chapman is as dominant or if Rosenthall/Miller come out of the gates are are as good as they're projected to be. It also changes if the Cardinals do decide to resign Lohse. I also like the Cardinals depth and back end of the rotation than I do the Reds.