Originally Posted by mth123
Here is the logic most are missing. The Reds didn't think Cingrani was ready coming out of Spring Training.
Did the Reds not think Cingrani was ready, or were the Reds not willing to tinker with a rotation that helped win 97 games last year? I read plenty of sentiment during the offseason and spring training that there was no reason to fix what wasn't broke. At times it was part of the explanation of not moving Chapman to the rotation.
That said, for now
I still agree with you that Cingrani goes down once Cueto comes back because the Reds will most likely need a sixth starter for one reason or another between now and the end of the season. But if Cueto is out for another month and Cingrani keep pitching at this pace
, I don't see how the Reds take him out of the rotation.