Yeah, he has proven he is much more hittable at a more advanced age....He has proven more than Bailey has at the major league level, yes. It's pretty simple.
We will agree to disagree. I like Marshalls curveball, but Bailey's curve is better, especially when he controls it (like he did when he came back for the last month of the season).Bailey has a better fastball, but a better curveball? Absolutely not. Marshall's offspeed pitches are light years better than Bailey's, it's not even close. And Bailey's pitch arsenal? That's a huge overstatement as well.
Not exactly directed toward me, but from what I have seen of Bailey, I see great things in the future so long as he stays healthy. His curveball and fastball work great together, he just needs a little more consistancy. Given his age, I don't worry too much about that coming along. As for Hughes, great guy, good stuff... showed he belonged in the majors. I still don't think he is better than Bailey from this point forward though.Marshall is still relatively young for all intents and purposes. He's not younger than Bailey, I'm quite aware of that. That wasn't my argument. My argument was that he has proven more at the major league level than Bailey and he has and I like what I've seen more from Marshall than I have of Bailey. Also, there is a big difference between Phil Hughes and Homer Bailey. Phil Hughes looked quite a bit better in his first stint in the majors than Bailey did so I don't really value the comparison.