YOUR Personal Reds Starting Rotation.

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    YOUR Personal Reds Starting Rotation.

    OK let's here it, since you have been following the Reds, what would be your personal Starting Rotation. Maybe not even the best but the five starters you'd pick that have been Reds since you became a fan...but the ones you loved to watch pitch!

    My 5...

    Jose Rijo...Got the Reds a Title and was dominant doing it.
    Don Gullett...1st Pitcher that I was really a huge fan of as a kid.
    Mario Soto...Maybe my favorite Reds Pitcher of all time.
    Johnny Cueto...I LOVE Johnny Cueto!
    Tom Seaver...Past his Prime but had some solid years as a Red.
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    I was but a young lad when Jim Maloney pitched but he would be in my 5. Also Seaver, Gullet, Rijo and Soto. Danny Jackson would make the conversation .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    OK let's here it, since you have been following the Reds, what would be your personal Starting Rotation. Maybe not even the best but the five starters you'd pick that have been Reds since you became a fan...but the ones you loved to watch pitch!

    My 5...

    Jose Rijo...Got the Reds a Title and was dominant doing it.
    Don Gullett...1st Pitcher that I was really a huge fan of as a kid.
    Mario Soto...Maybe my favorite Reds Pitcher of all time.
    Johnny Cueto...I LOVE Johnny Cueto!
    Tom Seaver...Past his Prime but had some solid years as a Red.
    My top 5 as well which probably means we are of similar age. However, Seaver was still in his prime, albeit the end of it. His numbers are unreal with Reds except last year. He is my favorite pitcher ever with Soto a close 2nd. Johnny Bench said there were great pitchers he caught and then there was Seaver. Considering he played in a bunch of all star games that's a huge compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    OK let's here it, since you have been following the Reds, what would be your personal Starting Rotation. Maybe not even the best but the five starters you'd pick that have been Reds since you became a fan...but the ones you loved to watch pitch!

    My 5...

    Jose Rijo...Got the Reds a Title and was dominant doing it.
    Don Gullett...1st Pitcher that I was really a huge fan of as a kid.
    Mario Soto...Maybe my favorite Reds Pitcher of all time.
    Johnny Cueto...I LOVE Johnny Cueto!
    Tom Seaver...Past his Prime but had some solid years as a Red.
    Best change-up I've seen.

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    "Mr. Perfect" Tom Browning for Honorable Mention.

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    Don Gullett, Jim Maloney, Gary Nolan, Tom Seaver and Mario Soto with a nod to Ross Grimsley, the most superstitious man I have ever known

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    Jim Maloney, Jim O'Toole, Don Gullet, Tom Seaver, and Joe Nuxhall

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    Don Gullett, Jack Billingham, Mario Soto, Freddie Norman, Jose Rijo

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    Gillett
    Rijo
    Cueto
    Weaver
    Jackson

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    Aroldis Chapman somewhere in there. and for about a three month stretch, Jack Armstrong was fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Slick View Post
    Gillett
    Rijo
    Cueto
    Weaver
    Jackson
    Weaver? I'm struggling to remember him.

    I assume "Jackson" is Danny?

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    Dang spell check, it's Seaver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Slick View Post
    Gillett
    Rijo
    Cueto
    Weaver
    Jackson
    If you're old enough to remember Gullet and Seaver then you remember Soto. You'd put Jackson over him?

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    Just knew Seaver from his career stats and had the pleasure meet Mr. Gullett in the last few years at a few charity events and enjoyed the stories I heard about him. I was old enough to know who Soto was but not old enough to understand. I do remember the great season Jackson had for the Reds. I guess I could listed Ewell Blackwell as old poker buddy of mine always tell more stories about him being his favorite. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeevh View Post
    If you're old enough to remember Gullet and Seaver then you remember Soto. You'd put Jackson over him?
    I was asking about Personal favorites, not necessarily the best. I loved Frank Pastore and almost included him.

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