I wrote a piece for Cincinnati Magazine that addresses something I’ve been seeing lately that concerns me: some Reds fans are already losing patience with this team’s young pitchers. I can’t stress enough how important it is to stay the course with these young guys. There are a number of good reasons for that.
For example: Dallas Keuchel. Jake Arrieta. Greg Maddux. Tom Glavine. Johnny Cueto.
Young pitchers struggle:
What I can tell you, however, is that baseball history is littered with the names of All-Star pitchersÃ¢â‚¬â€and even Hall of FamersÃ¢â‚¬â€who were wildly inconsistent in their first exposure to big league pitching. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s because pitching at the major league level is difficult! MLB hitters are the best in the world, you know. Learning to get those hitters out is a process, one that takes time for almost every young pitcher.
Go read my piece at Cincinnati Magazine and let me know what you think.