Re: If you could only keep one of either Leake or Bailey......
Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Thing is, Homer still has done it before, and recently. He hasn't appeared to lose any velocity, so I think if I had to speculate, it's because Homer still had times where he doesn't know what to do or how to pitch. You can teach a thrower how to pitch. You can't teach a guy who's a soft tosser how to throw harder.
Homer has displayed the ability to strike people out in the reasonably recent past and hasnt displayed any physical reason why he should not be able to anymore, so I don't think it's all that far fetched to suggest he can still do it.
His K/9 by year:
5.6 (less than 50 innings)
4.5 (less than 40 innings)
His 6.8 this year is pretty much right at his career average (6.9).
Leake's is 6.1.
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