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  • Matt Belisle

    27 28.42%
  • Josh Fogg

    5 5.26%
  • Justin Lehr

    18 18.95%
  • Homer Bailey

    30 31.58%
  • Daryl Thompson

    2 2.11%
  • Jeremy Affeldt

    13 13.68%
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    5th Starter

    Assuming Harang, Volquez, Cueto, and Arroyo remain, who should be the Reds 5th starting pitcher?
    "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: 5th Starter

    Where's the Tom Shearn option??

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    Re: 5th Starter

    N/A, go with 4 starters.
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    Re: 5th Starter

    You know, I think I'd give Jeremy Affeldt a shot. He's been throwing pretty well.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: 5th Starter

    *Votes Daryl Thompson*

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    Re: 5th Starter

    Open audition at this point. I agree with Raisor that Affledt has earned a shot.
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    Re: 5th Starter

    We saw what Affeldt did as a starter in Spring Training. We've seen what he's capable of in the bullpen.

    Keep him there.
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    Re: 5th Starter

    iirc he got knocked around in the bullpen in Spring Training as well, at least at first. It may be a matter of him getting straightened out instead of his switching roles.

    Then again, it might not--but it's worth checking out, given the other options.

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    Re: 5th Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    We saw what Affeldt did as a starter in Spring Training. We've seen what he's capable of in the bullpen.

    Keep him there.
    he had, what, two starts in spring training?

    The rotation is in shambles right now. I'm not ready to bring up Homer, so there really isn't many other options.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: 5th Starter

    Uhh, hows Bobby Livingston coming along?
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    Re: 5th Starter

    Bailey and Thompson aren't ready yet
    Belisle and Fogg can't get major league hitters out
    Jeremy Affeldt is a reliever
    My vote goes to Justin Lehr for lack of a better option
    He has earned his shot at the starting rotation
    Last edited by AmarilloRed; 05-11-2008 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: 5th Starter

    My gut tells me Lehr would probably get eaten up, yet he's still the best choice. Bailey still needs a little work, and I do not want to see Thompson yanked up from AA. Between Bailey and Cueto we've seen enough recently about what happens when you bring up a pitcher too soon. Affeldt is a reliever, period. We know what Belisle and Fogg will do, and it's not what the team needs.

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    Re: 5th Starter

    "So much pitching depth on this team." Remember that zinger? :

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    Re: 5th Starter

    I'm thinking Belisle deserves a few more starts before anything is changed. IF at that point he is still ineffective (need to see an increase in strikeouts) I would give Justin Lehr a shot. Homer Bailey needs to dominate AAA before he gets called up. No way do I move Affeldt out of the pen, or rush Daryl Thompson. I too would like to know how Bobby Livingston is progressing...
    "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: 5th Starter

    Though I would not expect anything special from these two, I would bring up the older two pitchers (31), Lehr and Shearn to eat some innings, let Cueto and Belisle practice pitching in AAA instead of practicing at this level. I just don’t see how letting Cueto and Belisle get pounded helps anything. Maybe it (AAA) would polish Belisle up as a trading throw in later, if he has options or the DL trick, he looks ill to me, hitatosisitus is a serious malady for pitchers.

    Maybe the older types could execute for Pole and snag a couple wins here and there until Jocketty has a chance to find better.
    Last edited by Spring~Fields; 05-12-2008 at 12:33 AM.


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