If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg
Holy small sample size Batman!!!!
ROY/ CY / MVP
The True Triple Crown
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
So the excuse for his first two successes was that that the Marlins and Cubs are awful...what is the excuse for his success against the Nats today?
Come on...seriously getting carried away...let him face teams a second and third time and see if he adapts and succeeds this well after teams have seen and developed plans for facing him...I personally think he is legit but a whole lot of succeeding in the majors is about adapting and polishing or hiding your weaknesses. Teams will study him, look for chinks and ways to make him beat himself. He is certainly smart enough to adapt. to the adaptations which is why I think he'll br an ace someday soon...but he defibitely will have struggles and tough outings too...that's when we see how hr rebounds and adapts. That is why its fun to envision ROY /CY but its way too soon in reality.One thing however. No obe can say he hasn't faced AND dominated a good lineup now. The Nats ain't the Cubbies or Fish!
So let me get this straight: The Reds have two incredible left-handed arms that have proven they can dominate major league hitters. And there are people on this board that don't want EITHER of them in the major league rotation?
That makes a ton of sense.
IF he continues to pitch the way he has, there is no way you can send him to AAA when Cueto comes back. Send him down later in the year or disable him to save innings/potential money but he's too good to be in Louisville as it is.
I ask you all, who do you want toeing it up every fifth day this kid or Leake?
This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.
Jack Armstrong says hello from his tuna boat.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
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