Re: Reds have their reasons for not rushing up Bailey
if we'd have held back Mario Soto until he developed that third pitch, then we'd currently have another 50 year old AAA pitcher to go along with Chris Michalek.
ultimately, it depends on what's best for the Reds, which is probably but not necessarily what's best for Bailey. From Owen's comments, it sounds as if Bailey is already tuning out his Chattanooga coaches (though I'm probably reading too much into this), and has good reason to believe that he doesn't need to throw anything but fastballs to dominate at AA. A promotion probably happens soon, which is probably to Louisville but a little major league batter shock might help him; and if the shock is felt instead by the major league batters, then it helps the Reds.