Which rotation do you like?
Which do you like?
Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo, Kyle Lohse, Matt Belisle and Eric Milton?
Or Harang, Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Josh Fogg and Edinson Volquez?
The first one is last year’s Opening Day rotation. The second one is what looks to be this year’s Opening Day rotation?
Last year, the Reds were counting on Milton and Lohse to return to earlier form. (They didn’t, by the way)
This year, the Reds are counting on the potential of Cueto and Volquez. My guess is most of you prefer rolling the dice with the live, young arms. Cueto and Volquez are going to light up the scoreboard radar readout like no starters the Reds have had since, well, they started putting radar readouts on the scoreboard. That doesn’t assure success, but Cueto and Volquez have shown good off-speed stuff and fearlessness this spring as well.
Going with them seems to me to be a step in the right direction.