Originally Posted by dougdirt
I expect Homer to "step back" in AAA, mainly because I dont think he can keep a 1.59 ERA in AAA.
Right. But perception is important to other GMs and if Bailey moves up to AAA and posts a 4.00 ERA in 60 innings with more walks (and let's face it: Bailey is in no way immune to the walk even at Chatt.), what does that do to his stock? I think it hurts it pretty badly, at least in terms of what he could conceivably return to the Reds in trade.