Originally Posted by SidneySlicker
Well that would be a huge mistake imo. The Reds offense is broken and needs fixing. They need to leverage their assets for hitting and not pitching because it's going to be a baren wasteland when it comes to free agency.
I think the biggest problem last season was the pitching, I kid you not.
The Reds lacked a true number one dominant arm, and it hurt them in big series, and of course, the wildcard game. If Cueto was healthy and the same Cueto from 2011-12, I think the Red win the division. Cingrani did fine in his place, but missed a bunch of starts, resulting in AAA pitchers starting at least 3 times, and never gave the Reds the innings Cueto would have.
That taxed the bullpen, which was another problem. They did okay, but lacked that second elite arm besides Chapman. Way too many crucial innings for Broxton, LeCure, Parra and Hoover.
Reds need a true top of the rotation arm. I think either Cueto, Cingrani or Chapman could be that arm in the rotation, but at the same time, all three could be disasters as well.
That's why Price makes sense.