The only teams thinking that way are teams without quality starters. Hoffman belongs in AAA. Why not put him 5th and skip him when days off allow? Hopefully Sonny, Antone and Lorenzen are back soon and we have an MLB rotation again.I think Hoffman is in that spot, just because, not because he's considered our 3rd best pitcher. The Reds, I think are looking at pitching different, like alot of teams. I think they are more concerned with the relief pitchers in the 5-6-7th innings. Starting pitching is less important as time goes by. Many teams just want to survive the first 3-4 4 innings, then go to the bullpen.