Originally Posted by SweetLou1990
I would simplify things: IF Cingrani kicks some tail in his next 5~6 starts, then I would put Leake in the pen. And turn him into a career long man. Move the weakest man out of the pen. Case closed. This would add some depth to the pen & lets face it, Leakes stuff isn't as effective the 2nd & 3rd time thru the order.
Isn't it the opposite? Maybe I'm misremembering, but I feel like Leake often gives up early runs and then hunkers down. If he doesn't give up early runs he seems to pitch well throughout the game. I would think someone like Bronson Arroyo would do better in the pen than someone like Leake -- he seems to be the opposite (probably because he relies so much on deceptive pitches).