Nice work by Bronson Arroyo and Johnny Cueto (who just may make this team out of spring training) today; typical crap from Mike Stanton, David Weathers (he was so unreliable in his first stint with the Reds that one decent season — and last year wasn’t bad, for him — isn’t going to keep me from being skeptical), and Kent Mercker.
With respect to Cueto, though, I’m interested in hearing what you guys think. If Cueto pitches well this spring, should he go north with the big club, even if he doesn’t make the rotation, i.e., if he is in long relief?
My initial thought is yes, but I can’t say that I know what is best for his development. Good arguments on both sides of that issue.
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