Originally Posted by Aronchis
Bailey will be called when his strikeouts increase and ERA drops. Simple as that. Whether it is 2007 or 2008, it doesn't matter. That will be the sign of maturity with his secondary pitches that we have been looking for since his arrival.
For me, the only thing numbers in low-A and high-A should be used for are "are you good enough to pitch in AA?" status. As of right now, Bailey hasn't done what he is supposed to be doing: dominating people who are of inferior talent level (compared to him).
When he drops his ERA and increases his K/9 and K/BB rates in Chattanooga, then you'll know it's time for Bailey to arrive.