Re: If you could only keep one of either Leake or Bailey......
By the end of the season, Homer will have accumulated about 4 years service time and roughly 650 IP. As a home grown arm, that's a success story and we should probably always remember that context.
But so far his performance has not come close to matching his projection. From that standpoint, he's been a disappointment. Unless he turns into King Felix over September and the playoffs, he'll be roughly 4 years in with a track record of a below average starting pitcher.
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