Originally Posted by Mutaman
I guess your definition of "solid" is different than mine. He hasn't gotten past the 7th inning in six of his lest seven starts. And he's lost 3 of them. He's had one win since the middle of July. Not living up to expectations.
Everybody has ebbs and flows. Bailey's fastball has gotten weaker as the year went along while his slider has gotten stronger.
There in lies the problem. Early in the year, his slider was struggling. Now his slider is killing it and his fastball has declined. You solve that problem and you solve the Homer Bailey issue.
I think a move to the pen to get max "WAR" from Bailey may be necessary, though Dusty won't hear of it.