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Danny Serafini
08-23-2006, 09:10 AM
Apparently the innings limit on him isn't so solid. From today's Enquirer:

HOMER UPDATE: Homer Bailey has thrown 137 2/3 innings this season, and that's about as many as the Reds had planned for him.

But there are no plans to shut him down.

"He's going to pitch through the playoffs," Krivsky said.

Any chance he'll be up with the Reds in the September?

"I don't know," Krivsky said. "I'm not ready to say yes or no."

But it's probably a long shot.

Jason Standridge and Gary Majewski, currently in the DL, should be healthy and pitching by Sept. 1. Krivsky said Grant Balfour, on the DL all season, could possibly pitch in September as well.

RBA
08-23-2006, 09:27 AM
"I don't know," Krivsky said. "I'm not ready to say yes or no."

Looks like the worm is turning.

dabvu2498
08-23-2006, 09:36 AM
Wow... a few weeks ago it was "No way" and now it's "I don't know."

zombie-a-go-go
08-23-2006, 09:52 AM
Wow... a few weeks ago it was "No way" and now it's "I don't know."

A few weeks ago what looked like a longshot (going to the postseason) is quickly looking like a real possibility.

I still don't want him called up.

toledodan
08-23-2006, 10:42 AM
maybe they will decide to get his feet wet in september with plans of him making the team next spring. while i don't want to rush him it would be nice to see what he has. of course being in a pennant race its not really the time for tryouts.

flyer85
08-23-2006, 10:58 AM
Looks like the worm is turning.which direction? :p:

Matt700wlw
08-23-2006, 11:16 AM
But there are no plans to shut him down.

"He's going to pitch through the playoffs," Krivsky said.



Who's playoffs? ;)

reds44
08-23-2006, 01:05 PM
Well the writing is on the wall.


He'll be up in a week or so.

RedsManRick
08-23-2006, 01:15 PM
One of the things you see smart organizations do, is that rather than adhere to some strict limits, they use the "limits" as a guidepost, and pay particular attention to the health/performance of their players once they reach that point. If Homer starts to lose velocity or control, or complains of extra soreness, you can bet he'll be handled carefully.

SunDeck
08-23-2006, 02:02 PM
Well the writing is on the wall.


He'll be up in a week or so.

It depends entirely on how the pitching staff of the month performs.

IslandRed
08-23-2006, 03:22 PM
One of the things you see smart organizations do, is that rather than adhere to some strict limits, they use the "limits" as a guidepost, and pay particular attention to the health/performance of their players once they reach that point. If Homer starts to lose velocity or control, or complains of extra soreness, you can bet he'll be handled carefully.

I hope you're right. I'm sure they want him to get that playoff experience, and with extra rest days, he could make it through the rest of Chattanooga's season -- even if they make the SL championship series -- in as few as four more starts. But if he shows even a hint of wearing down, I'd want him to pack it up for the year. I don't really foresee a callup to the big club.

Razor Shines
08-23-2006, 04:51 PM
Is anyone else feeling scared but excited at the same time? I'd hate to risk an injury with him so I kind of want to shut him down, but it'd be cool to see what he could do in a Reds uni.

REDREAD
08-23-2006, 05:31 PM
It depends entirely on how the pitching staff of the month performs.

That's what I think too. Right now we have a gaping hole in the #5 slot in the rotation that needs filled, and we might need another guy in the bullpen.

I think Wayne would like to avoid calling up Homer, but the Reds might end up being forced to do it.

mth123
08-23-2006, 09:59 PM
A few weeks ago what looked like a longshot (going to the postseason) is quickly looking like a real possibility.

I still don't want him called up.

Agree

Cedric
08-24-2006, 12:27 AM
I'd prefer Bailey get called up out of the pen for September. Use him sparingly and rest his arm mostly.

He's a cocky sob, he'll handle anything one month can give him. Start him off in Louisville depending on spring training.

TeamSelig
08-24-2006, 02:10 AM
How freaking cool would it be if we just gave him a cup of coffee, and he chugs the whole pot. Blanking hitters at the end of the season to secure the playoff spot, and then along with Harang and Arroyo he helps us go to the World Series or something

redsfan30
08-24-2006, 04:10 AM
Definetly interesting that Krivsky appears to be coming off his "no way, no how" stance a bit.

Bob Castellini wants to put butts in the seats, and bringing up Homer Bailey for a cup of coffee sure would do that (a playoff race should do that itself, but unfortunetly it isn't).