Re: So who hyped up this guy Owings.
Somebody needs to calm down. Making decisions on a player's value in such a limited time frame would have doomed the careers of many who went on to be stars. I saw (in person), Owings at a couple of ST games, late enough to be facing "A" line-ups. Owings pitching was very credible, especially for a 5th starter. I'd at least give him 3 more starts before I throw him under the bus.
PS. I was pulling for Homer as well, (instead of Masset, who has done right well). But, his performance at Louisville, plunking a batter w/ subsequent ejection after giving up a HR, shows Homer's lack of maturity. That temperment is exactly what has kept Zambrano from being the best pitcher in Baseball today. Get in his head and he'll do himself in.