Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
I don't think he'll be back soon, he's still got some pretty bad inflammation in his ERA.
That is true.
This move buys them a 30 day window in case the pitching staff goes through another rash of injuries.
Honestly, since Parra's contract is guaranteed anyhow, it would not be a bad idea to keep juggling him on and off the DL all year. If they could have Parra on the DL when the playoff rosters are set, doesn't that open up a pitching slot on the playoff roster that maybe Cingrani could slide into? That's pretty much what they did with Bray and Negron last year -- there were other DL slots, but those guys were pretty much used as placeholders for substitutions.
Anyhow, the point is.. would be nice to let Cingrani finish the year at AAA, bring him up when rosters expand, and then have him as a lefty out of the pen during the playoffs. Cingrani is probably more useful out of the pen in the playoffs than Logan or Simon.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!