Originally Posted by mth123
If he's ready, move him up anyway. Jouneyman minor leaguers like Reinicke and Pino need to step aside when a kid needs a spot at the appropriate level.
I agree. It will be interesting to see when they move him. He's had 62.1 innings now at Pensacola, BA against around .200, 49/14 K to W, ERA around 1.7. He is, IMO, pushing himself seriously into the Reds rotation picture. In fact, if we had one more injury in the big league rotation right now, would we really go to Villareal, Reynolds, or Reineke over this guy (roster considerations aside for a moment)? I'm starting to wonder too if this isn't the guy who enables us to trade Leake next year without resigning Arroyo and without losing the depth we need. Could next year's rotation be Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Cingrani, and Rogers?--with a journeyman pickup for a 6th and the hope Corcino emerges to be in either the 5th or 6th spot as the season progresses.