Originally Posted by SidneySlicker
How can you be sold on any of them? Leake and Wood both have less than a year of time in the majors. Leake has to paint the zone becase he doesn't have the stuff to throw it down the middle of the plate. Sometimes he's gonna get the calls and sometimes not. Wood I like. I think he's gonna work things out. I think he's just been getting the ball up in the zone. Bailey, I like his bulldog mentality and he can bring it at 95mph if he needs to. He just needs to trust his stuff and get his changeup going.
Because both are young and are pitchers who have already shown they can pitch and pitch very well on the major league level. Yes both are still probably a season or so away from being 17+ win a year pitchers, but their upside is so far ahead of Homer right now it's not funny. Rememeber Greg Maddux wasn't a hard thrower, he knew "how" to pitch and the same can be said for Cliff Lee and others. It's great if you can throw 95+, but if you can't get hitters out what good is it and as of now Homer has not shown the ability to do it on a consistant basis...