Bailey to pitch Friday, what's it mean?
Homer Bailey debuts Friday. From the Reds:
RHP Homer Bailey, the Reds' No. 1 pick in the June 2004 first-year player draft (seventh overall) will make his Major League debut Friday night vs. Cleveland at Great American Ball Park...he will wear uniform number 34...Bailey has been at Class AAA Louisville all season (10 games started, 6-1, 2.31 ERA, 58 IP, 39 hits, 24 BB, 51 K, 3 HR)...he will become the first player selected by the Reds in the 2004 draft to play in the Major Leagues.
Bailey's scheduled start means that Matt Belisle will pitch Saturday.
So what do you think? As a reader pointed out, this is not a cure-all, but, as a Reds fan, what do you compare this to? Is it like Adam Dunn coming up when he went from AA to AAA to the Reds? Is is as big a deal as the media (I plead guilty on all counts here) is making it? Will go the game? Change plans to try to watch?