Originally Posted by Benihana
So let me get this straight: The Reds have two incredible left-handed arms that have proven they can dominate major league hitters. And there are people on this board that don't want EITHER of them in the major league rotation?
That makes a ton of sense.
Where has anyone said they don't want Cingrani in the rotation? I think what most are saying, including myself, is that it's been 3 starts. Yeah, 3 good starts, and it's encouraging what we've seen from this kid. But lets not put the cart before the horse here, and feel this organization has to be seriously thinking about making some sort of future decision about Cingrani on such a small window when there is really no need to at this point because the timetable on Cueto is uncertain.
Cueto started soft tossing earlier this week, but I bet it's still gonna be late May at least before we MAY see him. And there is no need to rush him either with the way Cingrani has pitched. So that is good news. As fans lets relish in that because a majority of us were in the panic stage when Johnny went down.
Meanwhile, Cingrani will get several more starts, lets see how the kid does, and we'll "cross that bridge when we get to it." But it's ridiculous, at this point, to hear fans talking, when Cueto returns, about sending Leake down (which can't be done without his permission due to service time), sending him to the BP (he's not BP material), or even trading him (his value ain't that high), at this stage of the game.
I've been on this forum for 12 years, and it's not the first time fans have screamed about some young prospect tearing it up in AAA, wondering why this FO hasn't got them up here or whatever. And when they do, in the end, after awhile, they fall flat on their face. Numerous names/examples can be mentioned. Brandon Larson was the next Mike Schmidt.
And No, I'm not saying that is what will happen with Cingrani. But only that it's too small of a window to be making some of the rash pronouncements that have been made.
Let's exercise some cautious optimism here, while enjoying what we're seeing out of this kid.
If he is this good he ain't going no where, and at some point he will be a staple in this rotation. And this is the last year of 35 yr old Arroyo's contract too.
Until then... No Pressure.