Originally Posted by Aronchis
Bailey's "warning" signs were there in spring training and if you look at his AAA stats. 7.9krate, high walk rate, continued(from his previous years) poor efficiency. He hadn't proved a darn thing in AAA. Enough of that belief.
Bailey should have started the year in AA to baby him and move him up to AAA mid-year.........as a baby 21 year old. Hardly shocking. Remember, Homer was showing signs of "getting caught up to" in AA after a hot July. He had only thrown 68I in AA and if he didn't improve, those older levels would get him.
The Reds are acting like A: They threw a tantrum when his progress stalled out. I hope they didn't think Bailey was going to be a missing piece to a winning team. Yet they forced him in their bad state of mind or
B: It was a political decision to get people in the seats.
Whatever it is, Bailey wasn't ready to dominate AAA and not even close to ML ready. Like I said before Bailey needed another 70 innings in AA and about 80 in AAA this year. But it is hardly surprising for a 21 year old. He simply wasn't on the developmental curve of Hughes or Gallardo. Yet nobody seemed to want to except that. Poor decision by the entire Reds organization with Krivsky being the bagholder.
started in AA? r u serious? yeah lets make a 10-year old who made all A's in 5th grade repeat the level just to make sure he didnt lose his ability to use long division.
the reds didnt think he was a missing piece to a winning team. they brought him up because we are out of it, and are playing for next year.
baileys control is the only thing that is missing, but hes already showed he can still dominate AAA without it. so they moved him to the majors to learn for next year, and hes been good in 4 out of 6 starts. i think its better that he gets knocked around a little this year than next.