Q I've heard from various scouts that Johnny Cueto is every bit as good as Homer Bailey, if not better. Your thoughts? — Scott, Kettering
A Were those scouts from the Yankees and the Braves and the Cubs — guys trying to devalue Bailey for a steal of a trade? Put it this way: I'd give my left arm (which never retired a single major-league hitter, or high school hitter, for that matter) for the futures of both Bailey and Cueto. You can't argue with what Bailey has done after he dominated Class A, Class AA and now Class AAA. Cueto dominated low Class A (at Dayton) but is only 2-4 in high Class A (at Sarasota). Call me The Great Vacillator — I'll take Bailey and Cueto and spot you a game in a three-game series.