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    CC Sabathia. Tim Lincecum. Brandon Webb. Cliff Lee.

    All were beaten around the first go around this year. Let me know how they are doing at the end of May (well, I expect Lee to be well behind the other three, but still). It is one game in the first week of the season. If one game means anything, Alex Buchholz is a better hitter than Yonder Alonso. Its been a long offseason and everyone seems to still be wearing their overreaction pants after not having anything baseball to talk about since September.

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    Good news is...Yonder went yonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    CC Sabathia. Tim Lincecum. Brandon Webb. Cliff Lee.

    All were beaten around the first go around this year. Let me know how they are doing at the end of May (well, I expect Lee to be well behind the other three, but still). It is one game in the first week of the season. If one game means anything, Alex Buchholz is a better hitter than Yonder Alonso. Its been a long offseason and everyone seems to still be wearing their overreaction pants after not having anything baseball to talk about since September.
    Add Cole Hamels to that list. He got rocked today: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 1 K
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    I can't beleive all of this concern after one start. One start great, bad, or anything in between is one start. Have some perspective for god's sake.

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    Re: Homer Bailey's First Start 2009

    It's not one start. It's a continuation of last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    CC Sabathia. Tim Lincecum. Brandon Webb. Cliff Lee.

    All were beaten around the first go around this year. Let me know how they are doing at the end of May (well, I expect Lee to be well behind the other three, but still). It is one game in the first week of the season. If one game means anything, Alex Buchholz is a better hitter than Yonder Alonso. Its been a long offseason and everyone seems to still be wearing their overreaction pants after not having anything baseball to talk about since September.
    Your examples were all Cy Young winners/contenders last year. Homer Bailey struggled at AAA and was horrible at the ML level. Not many fret about guys with amazing track records. Unfortunately, Homer has almost no track record. I would even say he has struggled in the last two seasons in the minor leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    Your examples were all Cy Young winners/contenders last year. Homer Bailey struggled at AAA and was horrible at the ML level. Not many fret about guys with amazing track records. Unfortunately, Homer has almost no track record. I would even say he has struggled in the last two seasons in the minor leagues.
    Yet it does suggest that everyone just has days where they didn't have it. Again, if its 3-4 more starts like this, then its a bigger issue. When its just one start, its nothing.

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    I have doubts about Homer Bailey and I don't know if he'll put it together. But to get amped over 1 start is ridiculous. Give him at least 3 starts and see where he's at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    It's not one start. It's a continuation of last season.
    It is one start. People get so worked up over things at the beginning of the season. If he got it handed to him in the middle of june, you wouldn't be up in arms. I have my doubts about Homer, but to get this worked up over one start is silly. Why don't we try something that seems foreign to some people and wait to see how his season develops.

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    Speaking of Homer, has anyone read the mock interview of Homer on Diamond Bloggers about his new pitch. If you haven't, give it a read. It's hilarious. Warning though: bad language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    (Quoting Homer) "I think a lot of it was not being able to locate any of my pitches outside of my fastball," he said. "I kept throwing sliders and curveballs in the dirt, then getting behind a few hitters. I tried to make a perfect pitch instead of a good pitch."
    That's the best thing to come out of that game. The first step to getting your head right is to realize your head isn't right.

    Did anyone hear what his velocity was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    Speaking of Homer, has anyone read the mock interview of Homer on Diamond Bloggers about his new pitch. If you haven't, give it a read. It's hilarious. Warning though: bad language.
    The hat he's wearing in the picture above the article is priceless.

    I wanna see him pitch his knuckleball-fastball-slider combination pitch! I can't wait to hear The Cowboy call it by its true name!

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    Re: Homer Bailey's First Start 2009

    From Ask Hal:

    Q What do you make of Homer Bailey giving up eight runs in his first Class AAA start? A reaction to his demotion or was spring training a mirage? — Gale, Lexington, Ky.

    A To me, a natural letdown from disappointment. From what I saw this spring, Bailey was no mirage, he was bigger than all of Texas, including Odessa. My prediction: He’ll be in Cincinnati by May 15.

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