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    Rick Sweet, the Louisville manager, with Doc last night said Homer Bailey looks better now than he's ever seen him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Rick Sweet, the Louisville manager, with Doc last night said Homer Bailey looks better now than he's ever seen him.
    He's not going to say he looked like poop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaFan View Post
    He's not going to say he looked like poop...
    Well, no...but if he looked like he still was struggling with his command and velocity, I would think he'd say it.

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    I hope to see Bailey up here, but if he's not 100% ready, don't push it. I don't want to see him sent back down again. I know he's going to pitch better knowing that Cueto, and Volquez are in the rotation too. He knows now that he has a spot to earn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I hope to see Bailey up here, but if he's not 100% ready, don't push it. I don't want to see him sent back down again. I know he's going to pitch better knowing that Cueto, and Volquez are in the rotation too. He knows now that he has a spot to earn.
    I could see Bailey making two more good starts before getting called up with the Reds. I think a rotation of Harang, Cueto, Volquez, and Bailey would be awesome in the future.
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    Homer looks good and has made some real progress, but if he spent another 4-8 starts in AAA it certainly wouldn't hurt him. Belisle is pitching fine and I think we are going to see him in Cincinnati for a while before Bailey comes back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Homer looks good and has made some real progress, but if he spent another 4-8 starts in AAA it certainly wouldn't hurt him. Belisle is pitching fine and I think we are going to see him in Cincinnati for a while before Bailey comes back up.
    I really agree with this and hope it's the way the Reds handle Bailey. Ideally, I'd like to see him up before season's end to make maybe a half dozen starts in prep for next season. Let him continue to rack up good outings in AAA for awhile.

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    I know it sounds silly but I don't want to see Bailey stay in AAA for a long time this year. If he stays in AAA for 3+ more months he may realize that he can get AAA hitters out based on stuff alone and he may develop some more bad habits leading to bad control. I'd like to see 4-5 more good starts with good control then I'd call him up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    I know it sounds silly but I don't want to see Bailey stay in AAA for a long time this year. If he stays in AAA for 3+ more months he may realize that he can get AAA hitters out based on stuff alone and he may develop some more bad habits leading to bad control. I'd like to see 4-5 more good starts with good control then I'd call him up.
    This is an interesting way to think about it, but I think that may be the way of thinking if he had not had any experience up here, but he has been up in the majors and also in spring training, and knows what it takes up here, and you would think that is what he would continue to work on...

    I am with Doug give him 6-8 more starts, if he continues to control his pitches, stays ahead in counts, and ups his k numbers a little bit then call him up...

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    Bailey needs to continue to throw strikes. His stuff is good enough to get out major league hitters if he throws strikes. It's an absolute blessing that we don't have to rush him up with the success of Volquez and Cueto. If we can win some games and get in contention it gives you the option to make a trade with a vetran pitcher (Arroyo or Belisle) to bring in a defensive CF with leadoff skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Homer looks good and has made some real progress, but if he spent another 4-8 starts in AAA it certainly wouldn't hurt him. Belisle is pitching fine and I think we are going to see him in Cincinnati for a while before Bailey comes back up.
    Agreed. Remember last year when everyone was calling for Homer to come up and be the savior? The emergence of Cueto and addition of Volquez were the best things that could have happened to him. Now he can spend as long as is necessary in AAA, and the Reds can wait to bring him up until he really is ready. Based on the results so far this year he is well on his way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis View Post
    Neither did Verlander to last year.
    Verlander threw 99 though.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    When's Homers next start?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    When's Homers next start?
    tonight..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaFan View Post
    tonight..
    Seems like he always starts on the same days as Cueto.
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