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    Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Apparently Bobby L is getting Homer's next two starts for the Reds.


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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Good. I didn't want him up at all this year anyway, especially not with the solid yet somewhat underwhelming numbers he was putting up in AAA.

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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    I find it weird that this is happening after arguably Bailey's best major league start.

    Not that I'm against it since I never wanted him in the majors in the 1st place. Just odd timing.

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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    Good. I didn't want him up at all this year anyway, especially not with the solid yet somewhat underwhelming numbers he was putting up in AAA.
    Yeah.

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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Trying to trade Bobby L might be a component in the decision.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    No big deal to me; keep him pitching, get him used to pitching longer into the season while keeping his innings per outing at a reasonable level, and get him ready for a full year with the Reds in 2008.

    I would not be surprised to see Homer spend the next 6 weeks in AAA, and then September with the Reds. And that's OK. I'd love to see what Livingston and Dumatrait can do up here as well.

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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    I was a proponent for keeping him down, so it's fine by me, as long as they're making him focus on things like secondary pitches rather than having him down there to just continue blowing fastballs by AAA hitters. And if that's what they intend on doing, I wouldn't mind if he stayed there until around September.

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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    1) The organization is sending Bailey a message after his last AAA start which was atrocious. They want to make sure he understands that whether he's starting in the big leagues or in the minors, he needs to keep his head in the game....he obviously was lacking something a few days ago.

    2) They want to keep Bailey on his 5 day rotation, and with the way the rotations are set up currently, there's no spot for him up here, so they'll keep him down in AAA for now, unless he doesn't show progress.

    3) The most popular answer I'm guessing...Krivsky is an idiot and doesn't know what he's doing with young pitchers.


    I lean more with 1 and 2 right now. Either way, he got his feet wet and got a taste of the big show. That's not a bad thing.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    This whole thing just doesn't sit well with me, especially after his last start with the Reds. I have a feeling we're not getting the whole story.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Homer's not eligible to come up Monday anyway, it would only be day 8 of the 10 day minimum.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Another reason you probably won't see Homer up here soon is the Reds are not on his regular days of rest when Livingston's spot comes up. The Reds don't have another off day until July 30th. So unless you are going to change around another pitcher's rotation days I don't see Homer up here for a while. Which is not really a bad thing. He can definetly use more time at AAA.

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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    I have to wonder if Homer being up was a final nod to Narron. Narron lobbied for him all last year and Krivsky said no. Maybe as management started to think about canning Narron they thought they would give him a shot with Homer. It seems reasonable that Narron would have the excuse of "I didn't have a chance with the best players because Homer was left in AAA" (not a real quote) or something along those lines. Maybe Krivsky thought he'd give Narron his way to see if he could turn it around before canning him. Now that Narron is gone, Homer is back down.

    Just a theory. It also could have nothing to do with any of that.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Bailey needs to be refining his game. While he clearly will be a major league pitcher, there's a fine line between struggling and getting killed. He can't exactly work on his game if he's scared to throw strikes at all.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    The more I think about this whole thing, the more irritated I become. I am so tired of this organization not knowing how to handle their pitching prospects. Has this news become official yet? If so I'm assuming that the Reds offered no explanation for the decision? Good Lord, either leave him up or leave him down...quit screwing with the kids head.
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    Re: Bobby L taking Homer's spot in the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    Good. I didn't want him up at all this year anyway, especially not with the solid yet somewhat underwhelming numbers he was putting up in AAA.
    Agreed.
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