Originally Posted by indy_dave00
I think what we are seeing with Homer Bailey is a basic part of the game , learning how to adjust when you experience failure for the first time in your baseball career. Bailey has the stuff and the make up to be a top pitcher in the majors.
Now its a matter of Homer learning how to make adjustments , Steve Phillips on the futures game broadcast said ideally you want a prospect to struggle before he reaches the major league level. His thought was if you'd struggled somewhere in the past you had a referrence point to go back to because you'd over come it before.
If Homer, now realizes he's not going to totally dominate at the major league level , and will listen to coaches and make adjustment he will be fine. At this point his ego has been hurt and now comes the reality check ok I need to make some adjustments.
We will see him make them and he will realize his great potential ( thinking positive ) this is just a road block on the way to success for Homer Bailey.
I heard it say that myself and I don't completely discount that even though it came from Phillips who I regard about as much as I regard Bob Boone's opinion.
Hopefully he does realize his potential and it's only a roadblock that he will pass. However if it is indeed an injury then we will have a major problem on our hands from a host of different perpsectives if it's not caught before it does irreparable harm.