From Rosecrans blog:

Bailey will start …

on Friday. Matt Belisle goes on Saturday. Just got word from Rob Butcher..

Be interesting to see who gets sent out…or, dare I say it, released?

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14 Responses

  1. Chris

    Sigh. Marcus McBeth or another one of those guys that Narron “can’t” use.

  2. Twill815

    I don’t get this front office. What is the rush? it’s not like the Reds are going anywhere this season. Beginning of June is way too early for a Homer call up. Early to mid July at the earliest (according to paul daugherty that actually makes sense due to arbitration reasons). All he would need is 10 starts at the Major League level in 2007 to get ready for 2008. I still don’t know why Livingston was sent down, why Stanton is still on the team, etc. Bringing Bailey up right now makes zero cents….Frustrating!!!

  3. Matt B.

    With the off-day on Monday, is it possible that they’ll skip Lohse and let Bailey pitch again on Wednesday? Heh, I’m going to the game on Wednesday. 🙂

  4. GregD

    I actually, bringing him up now will probably make the Reds a lot of cents! 😛

    “It’s not like the Reds are going anywhere this year” is exactly the reason to bring him up now. Dominating AAA hitters isn’t doing anything for the major league team. I don’t think 10 starts is enough.

    Stanton is with the team because of his contract.

  5. al

    and i had tickets to saturday’s game. that’s about my luck.

    the only arbitration date that would be reason to keep him back was june 1.

    i don’t get why people are frustrated that they’re getting to see the best pitching prospect in the system. aren’t you happy to have something exciting happening with the reds in the midst of this terrible, truly terrible season?

    pros: bailey learns to pitch at the major league level and prepares himself to be an ace for next season.

    fans have something to root for again.

    the potential that he goes 15-0 and sparks the greatest comeback in franchise history, leading to a playoff berth.

    cons: ???

  6. Matt B.

    One of the cons would be that people are worried that he isn’t ready. If he gets shelled, people are worried it might damage his ego/psyche. But with his mentality, I don’t think that he’s going to worry about failure.

  7. Phil Rizzuto Parmesan

    another possible con: he is ready, he’s good, management deludes itself that the season can be salvaged and Homer gets ridden hard and put up wet.

  8. Sultan of Swaff

    Another con–simply by becoming a major leaguer, Bailey loses a quarter of his value, kinda like driving a new car off the lot. Instead of being a golden vessel carrying the hopes of an entire franchise, he’ll likely be just a league average pitcher on a crappy team come August. Not really the same, but I’ll take it anyhoo.

  9. Brian

    I bought tickets for Saturday after I heard he was coming up, but of course they’ll have him pitch Friday. O well, Matt Belisle is pretty much the same thing. 🙂

  10. Matt W

    It could be as simple as money drives everything in sports and this will put the butts in the seats

  11. al

    i’ve heard the confidence thing over and over, and no one has been able to give me an example of a top prospect who came up, got shelled, and just imploded, never to be heard from again because of the blow to his ego.

    not saying there isn’t one, but i’ve asked a lot and not gotten a one, and we can all come up with dozens of examples that go the other way.

    the sultan’s con (that he loses value by coming up) doesn’t make sense to me, since everyone in the world knows that most pitchers struggle when they first arrive. I think most gm’s would give the reds the same trade before one start that they would after, because of his raw talent and age.

    phil’s con is the only reasonable one to me, and it is a danger that if he brings the reds back they might push him too hard.

    but with how they’ve handled him so far, how they’ve handled hamilton so far, and the odds that they’ll get back in the race, i’m not too worried about that one either.

  12. GregD

    I wonder how many people bought Sat tickets because of the Bailey “announcement” in the paper? I’m sure the Reds were getting a lot of questions, and that’s why they announced the specific day so early. I wonder how many complaints they get now from people wanting their money back or wanting to switch game dates?

  13. Y-City Jim

    Homer needs to challenge of MLB to grow.

  14. Ryan

    Well i just bought tickets to fridays game and Im glad i get to see him pitch his first major league game.