Originally Posted by malcontent
Today Cingrani pitched with an intensity I've rarely seen in a pitcher.
As if he knows that this is his shot now, and that he has no intention of letting it slip away. Kudos to Buckley and the scouting department.
He's the pitching version of Joey Votto. Quiet intensity, goes about his business with little fanfare, dedicated to perfecting his craft.
So maybe that's a little much, but if nothing else I like the personality types this team has on it. Bruce, Votto, Phillips, Frazier, Latos, Choo - all diverse but yet it seems to fit together very well. Cingrani is no exception. There's no denying what he's accomplished thus far, but I don't doubt there will be some bumps in the road.
Long-term I like his upside a lot better thank Leake's, but I'm not ready to give up on him either, though the leash is noticeably shorter. Enjoy the ride Cingrani is on right now and we can figure out what to do when Cueto is healthy. These things tend to take care of themselves and if not then I think Walt & Co. have earned our trust to make the right decision.