Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I don't think Bailey is necessarily an ace, but I do think he's a solid #2.
Cincinnati has three starters that are at least that good. If Chapman works out as many expect, four. Add Arroyo as a fifth starter (who's been a MOR guy four of the past five years, production-wise), and you've got a real chance at the best rotation in the National League.
When was the last time that happened?
I agree. Homer doesn't need to be an ace. He needs to be a solid #2 or #3.
The thing is, Homer was rushed too soon to the big leagues and finally, after years of patience, we are seeing him mature. He is right now entering his prime. Why not enjoy a 1-2-3 punch of Cueto, Latos, and Bailey, with Chapman and Arroyo as your #4-#5 guys?