Originally Posted by JaxRed
Luke is a great guy and if he was back in 2004 form that would be tremendous for the Reds. I also know that since he is off the 40 man roster and out of options, he'll start at AAA unless he just absolutely blows everyone away this spring.
I'm not sure Luke has a "form" he can return to. Seeing as how his 2004 consisted of 9 games and 48 innings, hardly a representative sample. I don't know whether Luke has great stuff or not, because we've hardly seen much of him. He could be a pleasant surprise if he continues down the path he started on in 2004, but with an injury history and no track record of continued success, the odds are stacked against him.