Originally Posted by jojo
Homer will be lucky to post 100 innings with the Reds this season.
There is no need to force a decision on Homer this off season given he won't even have 200 innings in the majors, the Reds rotation doesn't exactly look like it will have a line of arms seriously contending for a spot, and the Reds look to be long shots in 2010 at best.
Generally pitchers should have to kick the door down to get to dance. Homer has been mismanaged but given Homer's lack of options and the general lack of quality arms in the high minors behind him, really someone should have to kick the door both down and onto Homer's head IMHO.
Like I said, unless trading him is results in a clear, meaningful improvement for the Reds, it's not yet time to give up IMHO.
Wouldn't replacing a 7.06 ERA in the rotation (even with a 6.06 ERA) make for a clear, meaningful improvement?
No one is saying he shouldn't pitch out the rest of this lost season. But if he can't put up an ERA under 7.00 (let alone 6.00), anything- and I mean ANYTHING- would be a meaningful improvement over him.