Originally Posted by dougdirt
I really don't think I am. Leake is what he is. He is a guy who will have an ERA in the 4.30-4.85 range depending on how his luck goes. He has no out pitch and when guys put the ball in the air against him, it leaves the yard often.
Again, how is that a bad thing for your #5 starter.
He generally gives you innings and (other than last year) gives the team more than his share of quality starts.
No team has 5 Latos on their staff..
I am thankful to have Leake on the team. He is a good draft success story. Sure, he will never be an ace, but he is a useful picther.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!