During the game last night, I had some random thoughts on Matt Belisle:
1. He was a fairly well-thought-of prospect in the Braves organization.
2. He’s finally healthy.
3. He’s still young.
4. He’s had some success in the bigs.
5. He’s getting his first real chance to start.
Is it beyond reason to think that the Reds may have just stumbled into a pretty solid #3 starter? Okay, maybe that’s wishful thinking based on two good starts by Belisle (he’s 2-0, with a 1.50 ERA), but is it not possible?
Harang, Arroyo, Belisle, Bailey.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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