Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
This has been a knock on Bailey forever -- where did this reputation come from? Did he mouth off to some BA reporter that he'd rather be hunting than refining his curveball or something?
There was a BA article about a year ago. I can't remember the specifics, but it was kind of that type of thing and in some ways it seemed to be blown a bit out of proportion. Heck, I'd rather be fishing or golfing than being at my job. Personally from what I've read of him this year I would have to say the opposite. It seems that he wants to get to the big leagues. Now whether that has translated to him caring about refining his pitches is anybody's guess.
Here's the thread with the article in BA.