Originally Posted by mth123
IP are nearly the same the last 2 years. Ks and Walks are roughly the same. I think these guys are very similar. Pay no attention to wins and losses when projecting forward and stats from 3 or 4 years ago don't mean anything either. Especially when Latos was pitching in san Diego as opposed to a rushed and injured Homer pitching in GABP.
To me the biggest difference is that Latos seems to want to be here. Homer may as well, we just haven't heard anything from him. I'd love to see the Reds lock them both up.
That is a lot of money for two starters. It would be great to keep both players but I'm not sure if it is practical. What I do know is you can't lose both of them. They need to work they're butts off to extend Latos and if it can't be done then do whatever it takes to keep Bailey. If Bailey leaves or is traded then Latos will have the Reds over a barrel.