On this topic, I think he genuinely believes Cingrani is NOT the Reds' best pitching prospect. So, in this thread, he's not just playing the role of the contrarian. But make no mistake about it: Doug loves being the contrarian in most debates. It's a character trait I've noticed about him for quite some time.
But hey, he's OUR contrarian and we love him. We love you Dougie! (And we also like pointing out when you're incorrect. Elizardo Ramirez, man? I've been wrong a lot, but I can honestly say I thought Ramirez would never make it long-term as a starter in MLB. You know we were in dire straits when Reds fans were actually excited about having the Lizard. He was awful and proved it to everyone before long.)