Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I think you're missing my point. They see Cingrani as a long-term solution. In order to get the most out of that, he needs to work on that secondary stuff. Why scrub that plan for 1 or 2 starts? He has not been succeeding lately. He's clearly working on that stuff they want him to. So let him work on it.
Villareal is not a scrub. He's a starting pitcher at the AAA level who got a call up last year. He may get tattooed tonight...but I think the Reds have confidence in Pedro to keep the Reds in a game.
I understand what you are saying, I just don't agree with this philosophy. At this point, you are trying to win games at the MLB level. To me, that means running your best out there and I think Cingrani is clearly better than Villareal.