Outside of Arroyo, every starting pitcher on the Reds appears to be getting worse by the outing. Harang and Cueto look dramatically worse every time they take the hill, leading me to suspect that they may be injured. Owings and Volquez are already injured. Why not allow Harang and Cueto to join them on the DL, and bring up the entire also-ran staff from Louisville?
This season is clearly in the tank. Don't risk damaging Cueto for the future or Harang's future trade value by letting them continue to deteriorate before our eyes. Bring up Justin Lehr, Ben Jukich, Matt Maloney, Ramon Ramirez, and (if you can trade Arroyo) Sam LeCure. We have to figure out what to do with those guys before next season anyway, as there will be guys like Stewart, Wood, Smith, possibly Buck and eventually Leake ready to take their place in the Louisville rotation. I can't imagine any of them have very much trade value that could be hurt by exposing them to major league pitching. Bailey should be a AAA pitcher right now anyway, so might as well let the rest of his minor league bretheren join him in the Cincy rotation. Who knows? Maybe one of them sticks and you have your 2010 Ron Villone/Steve Parris, or better yet- you have another chip to trade.
(The sad thing is, I'm only half kidding)