Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Well, you know Cingrani has the second best stuff behind Hoover, don't you?
I think Chapman, Cueto, Latos, and Bailey might disagree with your opinion, as might Robert Stephenson and perhaps Daniel Corcino.
Hoover's got a fine wing.
It's by no means the tops in the system. And, while Cingrani's southpaw is also remarkable, it's not as remarkable, IMO, as are the ones listed above.
A decade ago, Hoover, Cingrani, and Corcino would have been anchors in the Red rotation. (Add in mid-season grabs 26-year-olds Aaron Harang and Ryan Dempster, and the Reds could have had a decent rotation, had they been patient with Dempster.)
Look how far they've come, to have those three (plus Chapman) in the pen or AAA.
Is this the Golden Age of Cincinnati pitching? I'd argue that it's every bit as good as any in their hallowed history, when comparing to league averages.