Originally Posted by Brutus
Why would Bailey be gone? That's the part I'm not understanding. He isn't a free agent, so why wouldn't he be back next season?
Cueto is an injury risk just as every pitcher is an injury risk. I don't see why it changes the Reds being in great shape on paper for the rotation next season.
Cueto is a bigger injury risk. Once guys are hurt, the risk increases. Cingrani's back issues may dog him the rest of his life for all we know. Great shape means 7 or 8 useable options IMO. Hopefully Stephenson comes fast and they can keep Reynolds stashed by overpaying a bit for his minor league deal.
That doesn't mean it was wrong to deal Wood, but it sure hasn't worked out.