Originally Posted by Plus Plus
Homer @ 7 walks and 5IP > Owings' ceiling?
I would agree that Homer's ceiling is probably higher than Owings' ceiling, but saying that you prefer the first of those lines is just an asinine statement. Owings has a track record of being successful and Bailey has a track record of being inconsistent and walking the town EVERY TIME. Owings allows us to win as well- this doesn't have to be an either-or situation.
Regardless of how you feel, we are going to get to see a lot of these two guys- probably at least 4 or 5 starts by Homer in the coming weeks. That will tell you if Homer is better than Owings, and if Homer belongs in the MLB or if he should try and found the AAAA league along with Brandon Larson.
I believe if Homer got 32 starts (a big league season) and Owings got 32 starts and you compared opposing batting average, record, strikeouts, and other stats that matter, Homer would have them all. He should have been the 5th starter since breaking spring training, not Owings. Just one man's opinion.