Originally Posted by REDREAD
I'm just joking around guys.
Please do not be offended anyone, that was just a classic RZ debate. It's why I love this place.
I knew someone would bring it up. So I went out to the writer of the article, JJ Cooper, and we had this conversation via twitter:
Me to JJ: Saw two different "sliders last year". Both had downward action, the loopy and harder ones, but both were 77-82. No sweep. Cingrani's breaking ball this year. 71-76 this year, sweeps across the zone as well. Didn't see that last year. Did you?
JJ to Me: Was talking about that in office. Reds official told me yesterday they/Cingrani think it's same slider to me it looks like cb. adds to what several scouts have said to me/others in office that it's often best to just call it a breaking ball.