Again today the Enquirer has tons of stuff on Castellini and the job that he’s taken on.
Chris Sabo had an interesting comment on Homer Bailey:
Bailey could pitch here (Great American) right now,” says former Reds star Chris Sabo, now working in the Reds’ minor leagues.
“He is imperial,” says Sabo, inflating his chest to show what he means. “Isn’t that what you want? Twenty-five guys like that? Nine of them on the field and the other 16 believing they should be?”
I saw Bailey pitch a number of times last year (3-4) and while I’m very high on his talent and prospects, to say he could pitch in the big leagues right now is, IMHO, just silly. He walks too many people, he didn’t seem to be able to get himself out of trouble, and he didn’t even dominate the Midwest League.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.