Originally Posted by The Rage
Homer Bailey is not a starting pitcher. He is not getting tall enough during scaploading and it is killing his 4 seamer. He already has taken velocity off of it to try and save himself, but his legs have given out now. Guys frame just isn't of a starter, but of a closer.
Rest him, put him in the pen and let him throw hard......real hard.
And replace Homer with whom as SP? The guy whose body needs help as SP is Leake.
JJHoover has body-build, stuff,and mentality for SP. But Braves demotion of him from SP to RP will haunt him for awhile--until somebody gives him another shot at SP rotation. Reds?