Mike Honcho (01-17-2014)
Wainwright better than Latos...not by much.
Cueto better than Miller...closer than I'd like
Bailey better than Wacha...by a BUNCH
Leake better than Garcia...he'll most likely struggle some with health
Cingrani better than Lynn
To each his own I guess.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
I have the Reds first in pitching but only if they stay healthy. The Reds have added some depth to their staff if someone goes down but not the depth quality of Saint Loo. The Pirates being ranked ahead of Cincy is...well I don't understand that reasoning at all. All three are good enough to win, though. The separation may be in the offensive production of the teams.
No - I am not from State Farm!
if the reds staff is healthy it's the best in the central. i think though the cardinals aren't far behind. it will be interesting to see how the young kids pitch this year for them.
there's nothing like bowling a 300 game! 13 now and retired.
Ricky henderson has a higher OBP than C. patterson and he's retired. C. Trent 6-14-2008
Cueto has had a recurring injury. Cingrani missed substantial time with back issues. Latos finished the season with surgery and couldn't pitch in the playoff game.
It's impossible to rank these starting staffs until we see how all this works out.
Hopefully they will be all good as new.
Assuming that everyone is healthy here is my rankings:
Wainwright better than Latos
Bailey better than Miller
Cueto better than Wacha
Garcia better than Leake
Lynn better than Cingrani (but not by much, and Cingrani will progress)
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking
Old school 1983 (01-16-2014)
I think the Reds and Cardinals rotations are close enough that the difference may be that the teams face each other for over 11% of the schedule. The Reds staff will have to face the deep and talented line-up of the Cardinals while the Cards will simply need to pitch around Votto and Bruce and then have their way with the 7 auto outs in the Reds line-up. I think that gives the edge to the Cardinals when the season ends.
The rest of the division is behind with the Pirates 3rd and the other two teams far off the pace.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Disagree. Garcia probably isn't going to even pitch. Leake is healthy and coming off a good yea. Garcia's health knocks him out of the discussion.Originally Posted by RedTeamGo!
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
Let's list the pitchers who have come back from shoulder injuries.
I can't think of one significant guy myself