Originally Posted by JayBruceFan
Give the guy a chance
The Reds pushed him through the system too fast for someone as young as he is.
He should have been in Class A for at least 2-3 seasons before moving on
And he shouldn't even have sniffed the majors until 2009 at the earliest.
That's how I feel. I think the Reds should start Bailey in AAA again regardless of how he does in ST. If he pitches well then the Reds scouts and talent evaluators will have to earn their paychecks and decide if the guy should be dealt with his "top pitching prospect" status or if he can become a solid pitcher in the big leagues.
The next time Bailey comes up he needs to get a lot of starts regardless of results. Aaron Harang had about 300 innings of pro baseball before he blossomed into a solid starter but he had the luxury of being on bad teams, which let him develop. Does anyone know how many more options Bailey has left?