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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I thought Wood earned his spot in the playoff rotation. I guess not.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I think when the Reds make the NLCS, he is added to the rotation. In the meantime, some extra rest for his arm given his workload this year is not the worst idea in the world at all.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Very disappointing. I know Arroyo was going to have be in there, but Wood has been our most effective starter, bar none.
    Yep, he'll be the 1st out of the pen if the LH's eat Bronson's lunch

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Reds View Post
    I thought Wood earned his spot in the playoff rotation. I guess not.
    I thought Bailey did as well.... but the Reds have a surplus of pitching right now that actually plays to their disadvantage in the playoffs.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Everything Dusty said about wood was Bull. Pure bull. Not that it wasn't factually correct (1st time seeing him, inexperienced), it was just bull.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    We're going with a three man rotation in the first round. If we advanced to the NLCS, he'll be in the rotation.

    Meanwhile, this gives the Reds four lefties out of the bullpen to bring in to face the Utley/Howard/Ibanez portion of the lineup.

    Wood doesn't deserve to be in the rotation over Cueto, and Dusty decided to go with expierence with Arroyo. I can't believe people are up in arms about this.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    We're going with a three man rotation in the first round. If we advanced to the NLCS, he'll be in the rotation.

    Meanwhile, this gives the Reds four lefties out of the bullpen to bring in to face the Utley/Howard/Ibanez portion of the lineup.

    Wood doesn't deserve to be in the rotation over Cueto, and Dusty decided to go with expierence with Arroyo. I can't believe people are up in arms about this.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Phillies as a team:
    vLHP: .269/.339/.429/.767
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    We're going with a three man rotation in the first round. If we advanced to the NLCS, he'll be in the rotation.

    Meanwhile, this gives the Reds four lefties out of the bullpen to bring in to face the Utley/Howard/Ibanez portion of the lineup.

    Wood doesn't deserve to be in the rotation over Cueto, and Dusty decided to go with expierence with Arroyo. I can't believe people are up in arms about this.
    Totally agree. This is the correct rotation, imo. :shrug:

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I would love to see Wood pitch in the playoffs, but I am really worried about his workload. He is already on the Verducci Effect watch list for next year, and he has not been as effective recently, now that the scouting report has gotten around the league. He has still been good. I can't argue with the decision to run Volquez, Arroyo, and Cueto out ahead of him. The other thing to remember is that if the Reds do get the Phillies, the playoff schedule sets up to lean on the bullpen. Four lefties could be a nightmare matchup for the Phillies.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    At this point only Volquez is clearly above the others. I was in favor of Wood over Cueto, but I can certainly see the logic in this combo as well. I wonder if Rhodes health is a factor. Having Wood and Bray in the pen might make Rhodes a Loogy in this series. Come in and get a lefty or two and get out of there. Wood in the pen may allow Rhodes to be used in shorter stints to keep his pain in check.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I'm really glad Dusty is going with Volquez in game one and I'm fine with Arroyo and Cueto in games two and three.

    It'll be nice to be able to bring guys like Bailey and Wood out of the bullpen to snuff out rallies.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I thought Bailey did as well.... but the Reds have a surplus of pitching right now that actually plays to their disadvantage in the playoffs.
    To their disadvantage? Obviously 3 really good starting pitchers is worth more than 5 good ones in the playoffs. But, having Wood/Bailey available to help if Arroyo (or Volquez/Cueto) do have any trouble is nice too.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I think Wood has more value out of the BP than Arroyo does so from that aspect I think it is a good move.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    To their disadvantage? Obviously 3 really good starting pitchers is worth more than 5 good ones in the playoffs. But, having Wood/Bailey available to help if Arroyo (or Volquez/Cueto) do have any trouble is nice too.
    The disadvantage comes from our starting depth of 5 truly quality starters. In the playoffs, we don't get to use that and other teams who don't have 5 true quality guys don't get punished as long as they have 2-3 good ones.


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