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    Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    * Change in the upcoming pitching rotation. Aaron Harang will throw in a minor league game on Sunday and Edinson Volquez will start the game against the Phillies. Bronson Arroyo will throw in a minor league game on Monday and Johnny Cueto will start the game against hte Tigers on that day
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    I like this move. I will feel a lot better about the Reds' chances this season with these two in the rotation and Affeldt and Fogg in the pen. I also wouldn't mind seeing Bailey pitch in relief
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Who's starting Friday and Saturday?
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Who's starting Friday and Saturday?
    2 guys NOT named Cueto and Volquez

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Bailey's 5th day would be Saturday, so maybe he'll get another look...

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Here you go

    Fri. vs. NYY Belisle vs. Phil Hughes 1:05 p.m.
    Fri at Pit Fogg v. Matt Morris 1:05 p.m.
    Sat at Bos Bailey v. Jon Lester 1:05 p.m. WLW
    Sun vs Phi Volquez vs. TBA 1:05 p.m. WLW
    Mon vs. Det Cueto vs TBA WLW FSN Ohio

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Here you go

    Fri. vs. NYY Belisle vs. Phil Hughes 1:05 p.m.
    Fri at Pit Fogg v. Matt Morris 1:05 p.m.
    Sat at Bos Bailey v. Jon Lester 1:05 p.m. WLW
    Sun vs Phi Volquez vs. TBA 1:05 p.m. WLW
    Mon vs. Det Cueto vs TBA WLW FSN Ohio
    Thank you,

    That will be an interesting period. I hope they all pitch great to make it even more interesting.

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    How many on here, due to kids like Cueto and Volquez, think Bailey is going to start the season in AAA?
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    How many on here, due to kids like Cueto and Volquez, think Bailey is going to start the season in AAA?
    I do. It could end up being the best things that happened to Homer Bailey are named Cueto and Volquez.
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Good news.

    I think the best Reds rotation possible is with Cueto and Volquez in it. Those two guys have special arms and could put this team in the playoffs IMO. They will have some lumps along the way but I think we'll see a lot more positive than negative from them.

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Looks like the Reds rotation spots(2 up for grabs) is down to the final four(Cueto,Bailey,Volquez and Fogg).

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    How many on here, due to kids like Cueto and Volquez, think Bailey is going to start the season in AAA?
    I think that he will or that Baker will try to get him a year in the bullpen working with Pole to prep him for next year. I am not convinced that the minor league experience or coaches down at that level can get him where he needs to get to at this point and that he might get over the hump by pitching out of the bullpen for a large part of the season.

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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

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    I think that he will or that Baker will try to get him a year in the bullpen working with Pole to prep him for next year. I am not convinced that the minor league experience or coaches down at that level can get him where he needs to get to at this point and that he might get over the hump by pitching out of the bullpen for a large part of the season.

    It's not really a bad idea and it's something worth considering. But Homer seems to have more trouble with runners on base and more often than not he'll be coming in with runners on base if he's pitching out of the pen. I don't know if the Reds are going to be too keen about setting him up to fail like that. Of course he couldn't do any worse than Majewski. Plus he can work on that runners on base thing out of the bullpen where there's less pressure.
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    It's not really a bad idea and it's something worth considering. But Homer seems to have more trouble with runners on base and more often than not he'll be coming in with runners on base if he's pitching out of the pen. I don't know if the Reds are going to be too keen about setting him up to fail like that. Of course he couldn't do any worse than Majewski. Plus he can work on that runners on base thing out of the bullpen where there's less pressure.
    I think that it is in his head and would like to see him placed in situations such as relief that force him to throw strikes and get over it. I would also like to see him taken out of the spot light and taken out of trying to make the big leagues, become just one of the pitchers, one of the players nothing special, just a guy doing his job and see if he starts pitching better.

    I think that they could get him mentally right out of the bullpen for a season.

    The rest has to come with repetition and experience which isn’t anything in the realm of a short time.
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    Re: Cueto and Volquez move into the "spring training" starting rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    It's not really a bad idea and it's something worth considering. But Homer seems to have more trouble with runners on base and more often than not he'll be coming in with runners on base if he's pitching out of the pen. I don't know if the Reds are going to be too keen about setting him up to fail like that. Of course he couldn't do any worse than Majewski. Plus he can work on that runners on base thing out of the bullpen where there's less pressure.
    After reading this below if it is accurate, I agree with what you have written here and in the game thread even more. More time seasoning at such a young age won’t hurt him or the Reds.

    “a club official told the Dayton Daily News that Bailey is minor-league material.”

    “He said Bailey needs to accumulate innings, develop his off-speed pitches, work to become more efficient (fewer balls, more strikes) and work on his attitude.”

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/con...608redsb1.html


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