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Thread: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

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    Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    You be the GM. What do you with Mr. Bailey down the stretch.

    Keep in mind the following facts:

    1. Homer Bailey is out of options -- so it has to be the pen or the rotation unless you intend on just cutting him.

    2. Bailey was 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA in September of 2009 (albeit against some non-stellar competition).

    3. Anyone sent to the minors (to possibly make room for Bailey in the rotation) would have to be on the active roster of 8/31 to be eligible for post-season play (unless they're on the DL at that time).

    4. The team is currently without a long-man in the bullpen, but also hasn't found itself in many situations where a long-man would be needed.

    5. Bailey has never pitched out of the bullpen with any regularity.

    Choose wisely.
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Best pure stuff on the Staff when he has control of it. Can't put that in the pen.
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    I insert him in the rotation for Leake at the moment, and probably send Leake down and limit his innings in AAA.

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Rotation or bust imo.If the team wants him in the pen for the remainder of the season I can understand but next year he should be back in the rotation.If they don't think he belongs there they should trade him this off season.

    I don't buy it that Homer has the makeup of a BP guy or even closer.Seems like he struggles early in many of his starts this year but then settles down.I can't see how anyone could see this and then put him in the pen.

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    No need to guess how I voted

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    I insert him in the rotation for Leake at the moment, and probably send Leake down and limit his innings in AAA.

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    I agree with putting Homer in Leake's spot in the rotation but I would keep Leake up if we want him available in the post season. I still wouldn't let Leake start again until mid september at the earliest to preserve his innings.

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    with the big 4 still in Louisville waiting to take this team to the playoffs, I think he fits perfectly in the rotation (replacing Leake)

    BTW, Big 4 is: Burton, Chapman, Isringhouse, and Springer (DL)
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Get Leake a couple starts in AAA and then put him in the Reds bullpen. Homer won't have a limitation on how many innings he can pitch the rest of the year. Leake does.
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    With everyone else, Bailey in the rotation Leake to AAA.

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Make Leake the long-man.

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Most unanimous poll ever.
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Most unanimous poll ever.
    You know, now that you've said it, there will be someone to vote "pen" just to ruin the poll LOL
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    You know, now that you've said it, there will be someone to vote "pen" just to ruin the poll LOL
    Cue FCB for the DFA/other route. Lol...
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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
    Cue FCB for the DFA/other route. Lol...
    Don't you remember, FCB traded him for Jennings.

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    Re: Homer Bailey: Rotation or Pen

    Best stuff in the organization since the day he was drafted. The best chance we have to win the division this year--end of story.


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