Barring any setbacks, of course. Figured this deserved it's own thread:
johnfayman Pencil Volquez in for July 7 vs. Mets. "That's what I got, barring setbacks," Baker said. #reds
From Fay's blog.
Batsfan just posted this in tonight's minor league game thread:
Edinson Volquez is in Louisville and is expected to start Tuesday vs. Toledo, according to the bats announcer Matt Andrews.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Smacks of desperation. Way too soon.
getting a Jose Rijo vibe.
Suck it up cupcake.
I don't like it.
My guess is they want to see if he can be reliable before the trade deadline, before deciding whether or not they'll need to pay up (both in prospects and money) for another starter via trade.
Unfortunately, if he remains healthy and effective, Volquez will only replace Leake's spot. The Reds still need a TOR arm if they are to do anything substantial.
No matter which way the Reds and Volquez went at this time, I am going to have some insecure feelings, because I want them both to do, really very well and worry if he will be alright.
Just like anyone, I hope this isn’t rushing him.
3 Starts at AAA, his Start on the 7th and then the All Star Break where he can get some extra rest before going again. I don't really think this is rushing him all that much. The original plan had him going 4 more starts in the minors and then his rehab time would have run out and brought him up anyway. Get him that last start in the majors instead of AAA and then give him an extra day or two. No big deal IMO.
Its more about how he'll be used afterwards and I don't think coming up and getting this one start before the break will change that.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Someone do the math and figure out what starter would have been going then....
Take a guess... the Leakester.Someone do the math and figure out what starter would have been going then....
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
Suck it up cupcake.
From John Fay's blog:
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...ack-on-july-7/That could be the result of better mechanics. Volquez came to Cincinnati before beginning the rehab assignment, so pitching coach Bryan Price could check his mechanics.
“We wanted to make sure his mechanics were right,” Baker said. “Some guys come back better and stronger after they’re hurt . . . Guys get more mechanically sound because they learn how to throw more correctly.
“We saw Volquez before when he was flailing arms and legs. He’s probably more under control and more sound.”
Volquez will start when he returns.
“That’s what best for him in the long run,” Baker said. “We’ve got a decision to make when it happens. Those are good decisions to make. When he comes back that’s like making a trade for an All-Star, which he was, through a non-trade.”
I miss Adam Dunn.
I don't like that they've already set his MLB debut. That just seems like an enormous amount of unnecessary pressure. Why not see how he does in Louisville a couple times first before announcing his debut?
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