I said after his first start that sooner or later he would start getting his brains beat in, because all he had was one pitch.
Well.... I'm still waiting for that to happen. I can't say that he's better than Fernandez or Miller, but when's the last time we had a lefty starter with this much potential? (Outside of considering Chapman as a starter, of course). You have to go back a lonnggggg ways.
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His development has certainly opened some doors this offseason for potential deals.
At a minimum it has probably sealed Arroyo's fate with the team
Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Cingrani and Leake are a good 1-5.
Cueto, Latos, Chapman, Cingrani and Leake could also be a very good 1-5.
Cingrani's development makes a Bailey trade (maybe for Profar) more likely this offseason.
So I am guessing, reading through this, that some folks are no longer dead certain that Cingrani can't make it in the bigs as a starter because he just has one pitch?
(Something that was never true)
(narratives that get set based on false things are fun to watch die)
Tony C has been a revelation. Far surpassed any expectations I had for him. If we somehow manage to ink Homer to a ltc, I daresay our starting pitching will be better than it ever has in the history of this franchise.
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Keep three of Latos, Leake, Bailey, Cueto. Add Cingrani and then Stephenson. With Corcino, Rogers, Lively, Cisco, Renken, Lorenzen et al, waiting if someone falters. And likely three first round picks next June and another the june after to add another Stephenson type arm or two. Pitching should not be much of a problem for a while.
Hard to fathom where this team is without Cingrani this year. Stunning that Cueto has pretty much missed the season and this team hasn't really missed a beat filling in his spot.
Just really impressive.
Reds really haven't missed a beat after Cueto went down once again. Cingrani has just been terrific. When he's more pitch efficient he will be all the better too.
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Did anyone catch his interview on the post game show last night? He needs a little tutoring from Arroyo on how to give interviews.
His facial expressions and answers kind of conveyed "Why are you asking me these dumb questions". Lots of shoulder shrugs too. Kind of awkward.. Not that I want to get rid of him though.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
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