Originally Posted by REDREAD
He's this year's whipping boy.. much like Arroyo was last year.
I agree with you.. he's young, had almost no minor league experience and still learning.. Great BOR guy with upside at a low salary... Seems to be able to stay healthy and pitches QS at a reasonable rate.
Sure, I'd trade him for a decent return, but it's not like he's garbage dragging the team down..
I'm for considering a change in Leake's spot because the Reds are real contenders and may not want to wait for Mike to "arrive."
But I fully agree that he is a talented pitcher who could someday be very good. Very competitive. Just lacks top bat missing ability.