Originally Posted by Benihana
When Cueto comes back 2-3 weeks from now:
IF Cingrani continues to dominate
IF Leake continues to pitch as well as he has the last couple outings
This is not fantasy baseball.
The first few starts of Cingrani's career should not determine whether or not the Reds should trade a guy whose been in their starting rotation for over 3 years now.
Pitching depth is always a good thing to have. Mike Leake is a solid, not outstanding pitcher. His value on the trade market is far from anything special, and is likely worth a lot more to the Reds than what he could fetch in a trade.
Nothing that happens over the next couple of weeks should decide Mike Leake's future with the team. (And I'm far from even being a Mike Leake fan).