Originally Posted by WVRed
If Arroyo hits the DL, they should give Homer another chance. He has been lights out in AAA.
Homer is a project that has gone back to square one to regain his command. Now that he has seemingly improved in that area he needs to regain his bat missing ability while retaining that command and pitch efficiency. He also is a kid that hasn't really had a year as a full time starter with lots of IP (140 or so being his tops in 2006). At age 21 with his light workload history, I'd guess he would be a huge injury risk on a team that may need to overuse him from time to time in a penant chase. I also think that having a rotation with three kids like Volquez, Cueto and Homer all breaking in at once, puts all of them at risk. I'd rather leave Fogg in there and let Dusty abuse him if need be.
I don't think that Homer belongs in a big league rotation this year no matter how effective he may be. The only way I would do that is if the team was out of the race and could insulate him from overuse by having a few journeymen vets at the ready who could come in (and probably get hammered) while eating the innings that the team would be asking of its starters if it were trying to win. IMO Fogg is a better short term alternative for a couple weeks while Arroyo regroups.