Fay on twitter tonight:
First of all, I think this delay clearly means they like Leake more than Wood. Wood's highest praise in comparison to Leake was that he pitched every 5 days in the minors and Leake has not. I've never heard that come up before as a serious concern. "OMG, can he pitch ever 5 days?!?!"# John Fay johnfayman
RT @lumedderds: @johnfayman think they may be trying to work a deal, or deals, for some guys? I don't know. Think delay invovles roster. 31 minutes ago via TweetDeck
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Baker on 5th starter: "A few things we've got to discuss first. We'll see. A lot more to it than being the fifth starter." #reds
Like Fay says, the delay involves the roster.
It could be as simple as cutting Sutton or Miles to bring up Leake, but is it that hard of a choice? Does it amount to all this hand wringing?
It seams just as likely that they're considering a proposal from another team involving who knows who...Maloney, Wood, Juan, Yonder, Wlad, C Dick, Burton, Ondrusek, and on and on.
With names like that involved it could go from a meh deal to a sizable one pretty quickly. GM Jr. rumors won't quit, which would make the town go nuts. I don't know, it's probably nothing, but a good deal for the right player would be exciting and relieve some of the roster pressure...