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    Re: Who will be Opening Day starter?

    Latos' injury puts a new light on the situation. You'd have to think Cueto now has the inside track for sure.

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    Re: Who will be Opening Day starter?

    Homer Bailey with his brand new contract.

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    Re: Who will be Opening Day starter?

    I'd give the ball to Homer.
    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    Re: Who will be Opening Day starter?

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Bryan Price was asked the annual Opening Day starter question this morning.

    He dodged it a bit, but it sounds like he’d be happy with Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos or Homer Bailey. Cueto has started the last two Opening Days.

    “For me personally, I love Johnny at the top of our rotation. There are other guys I’d be really happy with as well. But I want to make sure they’re healthy.”

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    Re: Who will be Opening Day starter?

    Latos, unless he is not stretched out to seven innings by the end of ST. Cueto if not.

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    Re: Who will be Opening Day starter?

    If the issue is simply picking the best pitcher, then I think that it's just an issue of health. A healthy Cueto is the best pitcher. His stuff is very good, but I believe his pitching IQ sets him apart. I think of Cueto's style being in the vein of Greg Maddux. He might pitch the entire first six innings in the 91-93 mph range, mixing up everything and not really going for strikeouts as much as bad contact; and then in the 7th inning flip to a power pitcher and blow a 96mph fastball by the hitter.

    I love Bailey as a #3, but from a consistency standpoint I wouldn't even want to rely on him as a #2, little alone the #1. I fully understand that Bailey has thrown 2 no-hitters; but when Cueto has been healthy, I think he's just been much more reliably good day-in-and-day-out.


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