I've got a lot of "DISAPPOINTMENT" boxes ticked on my starting pitcher checklist for this season. But, as GlennBragsSAMBB reminds us today, possibly the Reds' (and much of this site's) most lusted-after deadline starter has had a dissappointing second half in Cleveland. Despite Ubaldo's more favorable peripherals and upside over the rest of his contract, 2012 was probably just hosed for the Reds from a starting pitching standpoint.
Baseball is a mysterious enough game that the Reds' pitching could be vastly improved next season without much offseason movement. And Bronson could throw another complete game today. It's not a strategy - but it is a possibility.
Lineups after the jump.
|2011 - Bronson Arroyo||9-12||35||31||1||1||0||0||191.0||218||115||108||44||44||102||5.09||1.37|
|2011 - Chris Capuano||11-12||35||29||1||1||0||0||180.0||193||96||91||25||52||159||4.55||1.36|
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Jose Reyes (S) SS