Originally Posted by AdamDunn
Bailey may need to improve his control, but that doesn't mean he's going to do that in the minors. He clearly has the stuff to make it in the majors right now, even if that's the number four or five slot. I'd hate to see his confidence get shot by sending him up and down.
This is what I think will happen
Remember, this is Dusty and Dusty doesn't like young guys.
What do you think will hurt his confidence more? Starting the season at AAA, still improving but performing well, or starting the season in the majors and getting rocked, then demoted? I really wouldn't chose the latter.