I figure they'll give him 2 or 3 starts on rehab and continue to monitor how the rotation is shaping up. If there are five guys up who look like their positions are solidified then they'll put him in the pen for a week or two then bring him up after that.
"He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."
Nice of Homer to realize he won't fit in this rotation. I think he realizes his only chance of staying on the big league club is to compete with Masset, Owings, Smith, etc. for a middle relief role. Now he may have Springer, and maybe Isringhousen, to contend with also.
I think Homer could be a dominate set up man, but he seems to struggle out of the gate I think he would have to change his mindset.
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
I don't think Bailey has a choice IMO. It's either the pen or the minors...not sure if he has the option for that though even, prol not.