Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
How would pitching him half the year out of the pen do that?
Baker likes to make points when he does not like something....then contradicts the point with another player over the same situation. I realize he is the Anti Earl Weaver but Lasorda also pitched Orel and Pedro and Alejandro Pena...out of the bullpen, then had them start when they were ready
I didn't say Baker doesn't contradict himself, most folks do occassionaly. Nor are there not exceptions to the rule. But letting Cingrani mature in triple A is probably better for his long term future than pitching in relief this year for the Reds. On the other hand, that might be outweighed by the team's short term needs.