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Thread: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

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    Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    I just finished reading a game thread where this became the topic of discussion. I felt that both sides made valid points, and felt the need to bring the question to a wider audience.

    If you were Baker or the FO would you have put Cueto into the starting rotation, or would you have eased his transition by having him in the pen. Feel free to post your answers freely and to not be confined to the choices I have put forth.
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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Yeah, they did IMO.
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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Yes, no doubt.
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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Definitely. Who else would be in the rotation? Bailey? Affeldt? Belisle is hurt...
    "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."

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    It was the right decision. He hasn't broken a pitch count of 100, and he's given the Reds a great shot to win in 2 of his 3 starts. If Cueto gets a call here and a defensive play there today, this isn't even a question.

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    There's nothing wrong with one rough start on a cold, rainy day for a 22 year old rookie. It had to happen sometime and to say we made a bad decision seems a tad fickle at this point.

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Definitely. Who else would be in the rotation? Bailey? Affeldt? Belisle is hurt...
    This isn't the best logic. It says that decisions like these should be ones of expedience, not rightness.

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    There's nothing wrong with one rough start on a cold, rainy day for a 22 year old rookie. It had to happen sometime and to say we made a bad decision seems a tad fickle at this point.
    What if this is something that concerned you *before* said start?

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    it was absolutely the right decision. Even if the Reds stink Cueto has a shot at ROY IMO.
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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    This isn't the best logic. It says that decisions like these should be ones of expedience, not rightness.
    You're right; not the best explanation. I still think he should be starting because I think he was ready, but all that really matters is what the Reds thought. My opinion doesn't really matter...
    "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."

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    19.1 innings, 3.72 ERA, 11 hits, 1 walk, 24 strikeouts....

    Yeah, they made the right decision.

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    it was absolutely the right decision. Even if the Reds stink Cueto has a shot at ROY IMO.
    Yeah, nothing like a bunch of meaningless personal awards.

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    It was very clear he has the stuff to be ready, including exceptional command.

    That being said....the jury will be out, as it is for any young player, until we see how the league responds to him his first time through.
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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    It was very clear he has the stuff to be ready, including exceptional command.

    That being said....the jury will be out, as it is for any young player, until we see how the league responds to him his first time through.
    Books on young players seem to be traveling with light speed anymore in MLB. I don't think it will even take a full sweep through the league for many teams to get down his patterns.

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    Re: Did the Reds make the right move in starting Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Books on young players seem to be traveling with light speed anymore in MLB. I don't think it will even take a full sweep through the league for many teams to get down his patterns.
    And he will have to adjust, just like every other young player does.
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