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    Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Okay, just kidding on that. But he might be back in relief!
    http://m.mlb.com/cin/news/article/2013081456965714/
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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Okay, just kidding on that. But he might be back in relief!
    http://m.mlb.com/cin/news/article/2013081456965714/
    The bullpen has been good enough that I don't think they really need him, especially if Broxton keeps this up. If Cingrani is the long man on a playoff roster, then Cueto isn't really needed there either.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    "I'm optimistic, only because I'm an optimist," Price said.
    Doesn't give me a lot of hope to read this.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    I know they won't do this (because no MLB team would), but it would be interesting if Cueto was back in September to simply have him relieve Cingrani every five days. Let Cingrani pitch the first five innings, then Cueto go two or three, then go to the rest of the pen for whatever is left in the game. It would be a way to ease Cueto back while keeping Cingrani's innings down. You could even flip the two if Cueto was able to build up his innings through this method.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRat13 View Post
    I know they won't do this (because no MLB team would), but it would be interesting if Cueto was back in September to simply have him relieve Cingrani every five days. Let Cingrani pitch the first five innings, then Cueto go two or three, then go to the rest of the pen for whatever is left in the game. It would be a way to ease Cueto back while keeping Cingrani's innings down. You could even flip the two if Cueto was able to build up his innings through this method.
    That sounds like a good idea, I wish they'd try it.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    I think Johnny's days of being an effective top of the rotation pitcher could very well be over.

    Maybe getting a head start on a move to the pen as a middle reliever isn't such a bad idea.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    I think Johnny's days of being an effective top of the rotation pitcher could very well be over.

    Maybe getting a head start on a move to the pen as a middle reliever isn't such a bad idea.
    I've been saying the same thing basically all year, but I would just as soon they trade him to someone who believes otherwise.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    This isn't the worst idea I've ever heard.

    Odds of him coming back into the rotation this year is minimal (if not zero). If the situation as it stands today is Cueto is either done for the season, or Cueto can be used minimally in reliever spots, then why wouldn't they try that?

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    It's a strained lat, not a shoulder injury. Cueto will recover. The Reds just need to give him time and not rush him back.
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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I've been saying the same thing basically all year, but I would just as soon they trade him to someone who believes otherwise.
    I know, and I'm heart broken just thinking about it.
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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    He's not going to except being a middle reliever for the long run -- and if your arm isn't hurt you can come back.

    I love RiverRays Idea.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    If Cueto is done, it would literally be the first time in history that a career was destroyed by a strained latissimus dorsi muscle... Can't say I'm worried at all. The Reds and Cueto simply need to focus on continuing to strengthen that area and not rush him back. There's no need at this point.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    How did we get from a strained lat to Cueto's career as a starter is done? What did I miss?

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    How did we get from a strained lat to Cueto's career as a starter is done? What did I miss?
    The sky is falling too.

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    Re: Oh great, now they're going to make Cueto the closer...

    Take a rotation Ace and turn him into a middle reliever over a sore Lat. April fool, Oh wait, its August.
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