Originally Posted by dougdirt
Just food for thought: Keith Law was on ESPN 1530 this week with Lance McAlister and said that he still isn't sure that Cingrani is a for sure starter. That he relies so much on deception with his fastball that he wonders if the pitch will remain good enough after he gets around the league a few times and then has to lean more on secondary stuff that he doesn't seem to trust as much.
Exactly why a contending team should not deal a starter just because a guy comes up from AAA and has a few good starts. Once guys zero in, it could go south quickly and then we'd be left needing to acquire an arm. Unless overwhelmed with something unrealistic like Stanton for Leake straight-up, I'll make do in LF if need be and keep the arms that can fill important roles this year.