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    Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    I am proud to call myself a Homer Bailey Believer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    he sucks.

    won't amount to much.

    trade him for a bucket of baseballs so we get some use out of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    he sucks.

    won't amount to much.

    trade him for a bucket of baseballs so we get some use out of him.
    No kidding, buddy.

    Some of the crap I've been reading about Homer Bailey on this board is absolutely sickening.

    You GO HOMER.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Hello...my name is Ed. And I am a Homer Bailey fan.

    Good idea for a thread WMR...the Homer hating is reaching unprecedented levels.

    Unless he has a drug problem, is on the cusp of pulling a Greinke or he is a lock for a major injury, I hope he isn't being shopped. Especially for Blanton.

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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    I'm not as sold on Bailey as doug.

    But I wouldn't trade him for two Blanton's.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I'm not as sold on Bailey as doug.

    But I wouldn't trade him for two Blanton's.
    No one is as sold on Bailey as Doug, TRF!!!!

    Except for maybe Homer's mom.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    No one is as sold on Bailey as Doug, TRF!!!!

    Except for maybe Homer's mom.
    Thats not true.... I know at least one guy more sold on Bailey than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Thats not true.... I know at least one guy more sold on Bailey than me.
    C'mon Doug, I'm just busting your balls.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Thats not true.... I know at least one guy more sold on Bailey than me.
    Homer himself?

    Anyway put me down as a believer. Assuming he stays healthy I think he'll have a very productive career.

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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Homer Bailey beats kittens.

    But seriously, I can't believe the beating Homer Bailey takes on this board. It's amazing that people are ready to give up on him after only nine major league starts - at age 21!

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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Count me in as a big Homer Bailey fan. I've done more than my fair share of defending the kid since A ball.. heck, perhaps since draft day. heh.
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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    jojo made a good point that Homer Bailey gets more interesting with every year that passes without an arm injury.

    I've always thought the kid is talented if enormously overrated. I actually think he might become more interesting dependent on how he comes through a couple of tough years. He's in the midst of what tend to be trying times for young pitchers. Do I believe in Homer Bailey? Well, I'm sure he exists. We'll get to find out how successful a pitcher he can in the coming years.
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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    jojo made a good point that Homer Bailey gets more interesting with every year that passes without an arm injury.
    My excitement is tempered by the fact that he also gets more disappointing with every year that passes where he is unable to command a 3rd pitch reliably or keep his walks under control.

    I'm thrilled he saw the bigs injury-free -- that is about as big a moral victory as you can have. I don't think it's "hating" on Homer to demand better performance than a +5 BB/9 and a sub-6 K/9 from your top pitching prospect. He was average at AAA in 2007 and outright sucked in the bigs; any talk of groin injuries is merely mitigation of that fact.

    Homer has a lot to prove in 2008. I don't doubt the talent is there (they don't just hand out slots on the Top-10 list at BA), and I never expected the ride to be smooth, but the kid needs to show improvement in key areas for me to continue being optimistic about his future as a contributing member of the Reds.

    One thing I think nobody would disagree with: the team did him zero favors by exposing him to the majors before he was ready.
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    Re: Homer Bailey Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    One thing I think nobody would disagree with: the team did him zero favors by exposing him to the majors before he was ready.
    I disagree with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I disagree with it.
    Bailey's AAA peripherals indicated he'd finally hit a level where hitters were advanced enough to avoid being K'd routinely by a dominant fastball. His BB/9 indicated that AAA hitters were recognizing his wildness and responding with patience at the plate. They suggested that Bailey had a greater need than ever to work a third pitch into his arsenal and to throw strikes early in the count -- both things that proved to be problematic for him in the majors. The place to work on those things is AAA, not the majors.

    From a purely business standpoint, his exposure to the majors injected a dose of reality into what was, otherwise, a total lovefest surrounding his potential. It makes me wonder if the Bedard trade talks would've been different if the Reds were dangling "Homer Bailey, Phenom-in-Waiting" c2007 spring v. "Homer Bailey, Kid-With-Some-Stuff-To-Work-On" c2008.

    The proper move (and I admit, I was one of those clamoring to see what he had last season) was to keep him in the minors and wait to bring him north until he had command of a third pitch and/or his peripherals (esp. K/9 and BB/9) reached true "dominant" levels.
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