Point/Counterpoint: Should the Cincinnati Reds Have Signed Kip Wells?

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Point/Counterpoint: Should the Cincinnati Reds Have Signed Kip Wells?
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Point: Yes, at worst, he'll provide needed depth at AAA.  He won't hold anyone back.

Counterpoint: Wells wasn't very good last year...or any year since 2003.

Point: Yeah, but he wasn't horrible and had two very good starts in September.

Counterpoint: If you get to the point of depending on him, you're not good.

Point: Wells is another year removed from surgery and may be ready to return to his 2002/2003 form.

Counterpoint: This sounds like good news for AAA hitters.  He won't be on the big league club anyway.

Point: He performed like a real pro for the Reds last year.

Counterpoint: Since 2003, he hasn't been very good.  His last full season (way back in 2007), he put up a not so sterling ERA of 5.70.

Point: He could hold down the fifth spot in the rotation until younger players are ready.

Counterpoint: If Wells puts up over 100+ innings of 5+ ERA baseball, the Reds have no chance.

Point: They can give him a spot in the rotation with a short leash.

Counterpoint: Very short, I hope.

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