I think with some time this year that I might be dissuaded from my standpoint of bringing in choo due to the play of Heisey. So this brings me to the question of what possible true #1 pitchers could be available at the trade deadline? I know this is very early for this kind of talk because alot of it depends on where teams are at in the standings, but what could the options be? The depth of talent and youth in this organization has, could allow them to make such a move.
I would be more than willing to part with Cueto or Volquez in addition to minor leaguers if the return was right. Cueto and volquez worry me as top of the rotation pitchers in the playoffs as they've been prone to getting lit up at times and i'm not sure the mental makeup is there. I like Bailey more as he continues his maturation process continues and he learns the art of pitching.
I love what I've seen from Travis Wood and I think he's a solid 2 right now and has a ceiling as a strong, but not dominant 1. I see Bailey and Leake being solid 3's with Bailey having a ceiling as a 2. Arroyo is what he is and I see him as a solid 2, but is at his potential ceiling. Which leaves Cueto and Volquez. Both ovbiously have the stuff to be legit #1's but I'm not sold mental make up will ever allow them to be more that sold 3's or 2's at best.