Re: Homer Bailey
I certainly like Bailey as a 4th starter, and maybe even a number 3; but not more than that. I don't think he's shown the stuff or consistency to be considered more at this point. I know that he can throw hard, but good velocity doesn't necessarily equal "great stuff". Bailey seems to have to be pretty fine with his pitches to have really good success. All that being said, however, what's wrong with Bailey being a good 4th/3rd starter? Why does he have to be more before he's considered a success? Is it because he was the teams No. 1 pick one year? If so, I believe that lots of No. 1 picks don't succeed at the level Bailey has. In my opinion, Bailey is already a success and he doesn't have to be anymore than he is for me to feel that way.