Re: If you could only keep one of either Leake or Bailey......
It's tough for me too. Bailey really is the more dominant in a single game when he's on but he really isn't any more dominant than Leake over a season. I'd say if it was a trade it would be about the return and also about the payroll and its impact - Leake is going to be cheap for another year or two after Homer gets expensive. Don't mind the payroll if I know Bailey is going to keep getting better but I don't know that. Seems to me that both pitchers have progressed each year a bit, with Bailey hampered by health issues. I'd say Homer isn't done progressing - heck he's made strides each year - now it's mostly about eliminating or reducing the bad games.
You know what I think I just talked myself into keeping Bailey, after all.