Re: Homer Bailey
Every year during Spring Training this subject comes up. Every year it's the same: stats only count for folks trying to make the team. As jojo said, pay attention to the aches and pains, but I wouldn't get too concerned until April 20th or so.
If you are going to worry about Bailey, then you also need to worry about pretty much every regular position player except Hannigan. No one - including Votto, Stubbs, or even Bruce look like they even have a clue which end of the bat to hold right now. Votto and Rolen got lucky against the Cubs, but they have been awful this spring.
I'm not concerned, but I am a little disappointed that these guy didn't come in to camp looking a little more hungry after that disaster against Philly last fall.
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