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    Re: 8/30 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    On Bailey:
    5+ innings and 10 baserunners looks ugly, but the three walks were all in the one inning which he danced out of.
    Really all in all a pretty decent effort wouldn't you guys say?
    No.

    I actually expected Bailey would come back and deal thanks to seven weeks of rest. Theoretically his arm should be fresh. Plus, he's pitching in high A, a level he passed through last season.

    This should be easy pickings for him.

    Instead he's getting cuffed around. I could look past some control issues if he was gassing hitters, but he's not. He was a big hit away from trouble all night and I'm not taking any comfort that it took until the sixth inning for some complete non-prospect to take him deep.

    Something's wrong with Bailey. It could be mental, it could be physical, it could be a bit of both, but he's gone off the rails.
    Last edited by M2; 08-31-2007 at 11:33 AM.
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    Re: 8/30 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    No.

    I actually expected Bailey would come back and deal thanks to seven weeks of rest. Theoretically his arm should be fresh. Plus, he's pitching in high A, a level he passed through last season.

    This should be easy pickings for him.

    Instead he's getting cuffed around. I could look past some control issues if he was gassing hitters, but he's not. He was a big hit away from trouble all night and I'm not taking any comfort that it took until the sixth inning for some complete non-prospect to take him deep.

    Something's wrong with Bailey. It could be mental, it could be physical, it could be a bit of both, but he's gone off the rails.

    Thank you for somebody else coming to this conclusion. This is not the same Homer Bailey we saw last year. From spring training to now he has looked a step slow. Lets look at the evidence:
    1.He isn't hitting 95-97 with the consistancy he did last year. We have heard the scouts whine about this. Sure his comfort zone is 93-94 but he was up around 95-97 much more commonly
    2.We had a "observer" say Homer looked like he didn't care during his rehab start
    3.We had Homer take a personal leave
    4.His command is terrible this year when it should be improving

    We don't have any conclusions. Lets state that fact. But we have observations. If his problems are physical, that is very bad. If they are emotional, he hopefully can work through them. I would rather they be emotional for the kids careers sake.

    The electricity is gone.


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