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    Potential playoff rotation

    I know there's going to be some people that will look at this as getting ahead of ourselves but I don't think it hurts to talk about it.

    1.Cueto

    2.Latos

    3.Arroyo

    I put Bailey in the pen and I use him.Maybe even as my setup man if he does well his first couple outings.I like Leake but unless there's an injury I don't see him as being very useful in the playoffs.

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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    My guess is Dusty gives Arroyo the game two start in order to break up the hard throwers in Cueto and Latos.
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    My guess is Dusty gives Arroyo the game two start in order to break up the hard throwers in Cueto and Latos.
    That probably right.Probably not a bad idea either but if it means Arroyo get one more start in a series I wouldn't do it.

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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    I'm guessing Cueto, Latos, Homer

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    I'm guessing Cueto, Latos, Homer
    I'll be very surprised if Arroyo isn't the third starter.
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    I'm guessing Cueto, Latos, Homer
    Obviously there's still time for things to change but unless he gets hot again Arroyo gets the edge.If it's close I think Homer is much more useful out of then BP then Bronson would be.
    Last edited by Captain Hook; 08-14-2012 at 10:32 PM.

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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Jinx!
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Jinx!
    Well since I've started the thread the Reds are undefeated and the Pirates haven't won a game.

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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Cueto, Latos, Arroyo is a no brainer unless Homer randomly goes off again. Assuming they go with a 4 man in the playoffs, I'd have Homer as the 4.
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Dumb Johnny Cueto fact (since there's really no place else to post it):

    Johnny Cueto's last No Decision was May 9th.
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    I would go with Cueto, Latos and Leake. The Reds have two studs and then some mediocrity after that. I think Arroyo is the worst member of the rotation. Leake is 3rd best due to his peripherals being better than Bailey's and Arroyo's despite his ERA currently being higher. If they are playing in a giant ballpark on a chilly day like in San Francisco maybe I let the fly ball king Arroyo make a start but I don't trust him at all. Leake is an extreme ground ball pitcher so if the game is in GABP I would go with him. Leake, Arroyo and Bailey have all performed much worse in GABP than they have on the road during their careers as Reds. I would have a short leash on any of them, you don't need to save the bullpen when you have so many off days during the playoffs.
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    I would go with Cueto, Latos and Leake. The Reds have two studs and then some mediocrity after that. I think Arroyo is the worst member of the rotation. Leake is 3rd best due to his peripherals being better than Bailey's and Arroyo's despite his ERA currently being higher. If they are playing in a giant ballpark on a chilly day like in San Francisco maybe I let the fly ball king Arroyo make a start but I don't trust him at all. Leake is an extreme ground ball pitcher so if the game is in GABP I would go with him. Leake, Arroyo and Bailey have all performed much worse in GABP than they have on the road during their careers as Reds. I would have a short leash on any of them, you don't need to save the bullpen when you have so many off days during the playoffs.
    This is my preference as well, though I would, as noted earlier, expect Arroyo to get the nod due to his experience.
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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Right now it would be:

    Cueto
    Latos
    Arroyo
    Bailey

    Especially since leake is better suited to relieving than the other 4.

    I think Baker would love to break up Cueto and Latos with Arroyo, but won't do so if it meant that Arroyo, and not Latos, would get the 5th game start in a 5 game series.

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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    I would go with Cueto, Latos and Leake. The Reds have two studs and then some mediocrity after that. I think Arroyo is the worst member of the rotation. Leake is 3rd best due to his peripherals being better than Bailey's and Arroyo's despite his ERA currently being higher. If they are playing in a giant ballpark on a chilly day like in San Francisco maybe I let the fly ball king Arroyo make a start but I don't trust him at all. Leake is an extreme ground ball pitcher so if the game is in GABP I would go with him. Leake, Arroyo and Bailey have all performed much worse in GABP than they have on the road during their careers as Reds. I would have a short leash on any of them, you don't need to save the bullpen when you have so many off days during the playoffs.
    Without looking it up, I believe Leake has significantly worse numbers this year at home vs. on the road (unless you're strictly talking about him making a road start, of course, but then that would put Arroyo or Bailey in the conversation).

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    Re: Potential playoff rotation

    The Reds went with Volquez in 2010 as their #1 because of his ability to shut other teams down. With that in mind, I can't see them not going with Bailey as the #3 in favor of Arroyo or Leake. When it comes to the ability to be a shut down guy, Bailey is more likely to be able to do that than either of those other two guys.


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