Re: Fay update on Homer Bailey with quotes from Terry Reynolds
I'm sorry, but 6 IP with 5 H, 4 BB, and 4 SO is not "very good". A 1.50 WHIP in Louisville and 6 K/9 is not something to be pumped up about. Yes, he allowed just 1 run. It could've easily have been 3.
Until Bailey shows himself to be more ready than Matt Maloney, he's at best #2 in the promotion pecking order.
I don't care what his attitude is or isn't. Hal saying that there's no reason for being a loner is really rude of him. It's one thing if Bailey doesn't take instruction. But to rail on him for having a quiet personality is just a plain old personal attack and was completely unprofessional. That all said, his pitching isn't ready. Until it is, he stays in AAA.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 05-29-2008 at 08:49 PM.