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    Re: Cueto throws BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Well, I'd say a couple starts in the minors and then have him go for the WC game. He is our #1, don't want to hurt his feelings.
    Won't work. No way the Reds trade him to Pittsburgh or St. Louis, so he won't play in the WC game.

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    Re: Cueto throws BP

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Won't work. No way the Reds trade him to Pittsburgh or St. Louis, so he won't play in the WC game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Well, I'd say a couple starts in the minors and then have him go for the WC game. He is our #1, don't want to hurt his feelings.
    I don't believe there are any minor league games still being played. Not by Reds' farm clubs anyway.
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    Re: Cueto throws BP

    Maybe by minors he meant a couple starts against little leaguers?

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    Re: Cueto throws BP

    I've seen the reports of Cueto simplifying his wind-up... but the only time they've shown any video on TV, Cueto has been working out of the stretch.

    Please tell me that those who are reporting on this know the difference. I'm a fairly thorough viewer of Reds games, but might have missed some footage on pregame shows or some such. Can anyone help inform us more clearly on what Cueto has really done with regards to the Tiant wind-up? Axed it? Slight modification? Nothing, because all we've seen is his stretch move?

    FWIW, I'd be fine if he's only working out of the stretch right now, with the plan of activating him as a reliever. A man who can throw 30 pitches on September 8 is unlikely to be ready to throw 100 pitches on October 8... but man alive: imagine if his pitch count replaces Logan Ondrusek's in a hypothetical NLDS game.

    I'll take it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlightRick View Post
    I've seen the reports of Cueto simplifying his wind-up... but the only time they've shown any video on TV, Cueto has been working out of the stretch.

    Please tell me that those who are reporting on this know the difference. I'm a fairly thorough viewer of Reds games, but might have missed some footage on pregame shows or some such. Can anyone help inform us more clearly on what Cueto has really done with regards to the Tiant wind-up? Axed it? Slight modification? Nothing, because all we've seen is his stretch move?

    FWIW, I'd be fine if he's only working out of the stretch right now, with the plan of activating him as a reliever. A man who can throw 30 pitches on September 8 is unlikely to be ready to throw 100 pitches on October 8... but man alive: imagine if his pitch count replaces Logan Ondrusek's in a hypothetical NLDS game.

    I'll take it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkin Fan View Post
    Maybe by minors he meant a couple starts against little leaguers?
    Well, the Astros *are* on the schedule coming up here...
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    If the Reds make it to an actual playoff series, I have to think its possible Cueto could get a start. He has almost a full month to get his endurance back up.

    Now, you have to monitor him between now and then, and avoid setbacks, but if he is throwing well, I'd start him (and you have Cingrani available to put out a fire).

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    cueto will start a game again this year .. either against the astros cubs or mets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Well, the Astros *are* on the schedule coming up here...
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    Don't you dare go jinxing that series for me Monds! Grrrrrrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    If the Reds make it to an actual playoff series, I have to think its possible Cueto could get a start. He has almost a full month to get his endurance back up.

    Now, you have to monitor him between now and then, and avoid setbacks, but if he is throwing well, I'd start him (and you have Cingrani available to put out a fire).
    I have a tough time seeing any situation where Cueto makes a playoff roster, other than as a bullpen arm.

    And, frankly, the role you'd have Cueto fill is probably better suited going to Cingrani, who has pitched effectively out of the bullpen in stints this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I have a tough time seeing any situation where Cueto makes a playoff roster, other than as a bullpen arm.

    And, frankly, the role you'd have Cueto fill is probably better suited going to Cingrani, who has pitched effectively out of the bullpen in stints this season.
    I will agree with part of this. I can't see Cueto coming out of the pen on a regular basis.

    I know the minors are done for the year so no rehab starts. He's got a little under 4 weeks to get ready for a start in the NLDS (if he is healthy, which is my assumption for this thought). Shoot for that, and if it doesn't work out, fine.

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    Re: Cueto throws BP

    Regarding minor league rehab, why don't major league teams keep their low level rookie seasons going through the third week in September? Their training facilities are open anyway. No one would attend, but then, no one attends those games anyway. It seems to me that the cost would be minimal.

    Doing this would provide rehab opportunities for teams in the playoff hunt and could also be used to keep several borderline call ups active in the event of injury to a ML roster player in the closing weeks. Better to have those players swinging a bat than sitting on the bench in the majors. They could still get their call up the last week or two anyway.

    In a typical year, about half the ML teams still have a shot at the playoffs until mid-September. For those that don't, there are still plenty of rookie level players to get in a little more work.


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