Originally Posted by reds44
How is inning workload as a concern a reason to keep him out of the rotation? He's still pitching innings in AAA. If you're truly worried about his workload starting him in the majors as a starter and then moving him to the pen when he approaches his innings wall makes a lot of sense.
Who takes over for him when he needs to go to the pen?
Homer Bailey won't be an option. He'll have been (if he's still on the team) in the bullpen for several months and won't have built the stamina and arm strength required to start.