Homer seems to be kind of a slow learner...at every level it has taken him 2 or 3 seasons to become a dominant pitcher. The good point is that he has some serious determination...he doesn't seem to give up easily, if ever. I think we're in for a couple of seasons of up and down performances before he really settles in and shows what Homer is really capable of. I, for one, hope he is still a Red when he does 'get it'. We missed the learning seasons for Volquez...he did that in Texas, but we saw Cueto learn (from mistakes) a lot last season and quite a bit less this season. I just think it will take Homer a little longer, but he'll come around.