Thats nice to read, lets hope there is truth in the statement.The bottom line is that the Reds have two young pitchers who could be number one guys if they stay healthy.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Cueto has no chance of becoming a "elite starter". He doesn't have the athletic, explosive release Pedro and Oswalt have, which is why they went on to become good pitchers(I have a feeling Roy will be going the way of Pedro soon, after 30, smallies die fast).
That is why the Cueto hype is rediculous and comparing him to Bailey is absurd.
I also believe Cueto has a chance at being a No. 1 starter. He's got the stuff (92-94 mph fastball that can touch 95-96 when he wants), a nasty slider, and a solid changup and great control. His stuff is explosive from what I've seen in the couple times of watching him. I see his ceiling being that of Mario Soto's but his best comparison IMO is Ian Snell, another small guy with similar stuff.
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."