What's the problem with this guy?
What's the problem with this guy?
Pretty dominate up until June 20th.
He's giving up A LOT of home runs.
In fact, 11 of them in his last 10 starts.
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Ah, those days of yesteryear when real talent was brought to the Reds to shore up a position. Of course, they ignored the farm system, but...Compare that to today when we see akid get hot in AAA or even AA and all of a sudden they can play here. Not. Cueto is in that group. Not ready? You got it. No time to mature in the Reds system. Witness Jay Bruce. All the potential in the world, but forced into the majors by a talentless team. He's stuggled and I fear it will stunt him. Same with Cueto.
Well, you asked .
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Last edited by Razor Shines; 08-16-2009 at 03:40 AM.
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Situational Hitting is Stupid
It's easy to blame management for everything. But in this case, let's call a spade a spade - Cueto simply has to pitch more effectively more often.
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Cueto is fine. I think many starters on the Red's try to be to perfect due to the offense lacking any real punch. The kid has done great as far as I am concerned in yr 1 as a MLB player.
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Shut. Him. Down.
No winter ball, either.
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I disagree about shutting him down. Let him go out there and pitch if he's healthy. He's not going over 4 innings anyway. Who knows, he may find out what the trouble is pitchng in one of these meaningless games.
I think it's a mechanical problem. And I don't think Dick Pole is the guy to fix him. I'd also let him pitch in winter ball - if healthy. Maybe Soto or someone else can fix him.
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And I think you are on to something.And I don't think Dick Pole is the guy to fix him.
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I'd just like to see some accountability. The questions need to be asked in public. Pitching coach, what's up with Cueto? Hitting coach, why isn't this team hitting? Even if the answer is, "What can you do with these knuckleheads..." General manager, why is team full of knuckleheads?