Look at the last several Opening Day starters we've had. Bad things happened to them. Some were injured, some were cut, some had bad years. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
PuffyPig said it: bad things happen to bad starters.
Who was the last real quality starter to pitch for the Reds on opening day? Pete Harnisch? Denny Neagle? Jose Rijo? Mario Soto?