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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Homer's night

Homer Bailey got roughed up in his start for Triple-A Louisville: 3 1/3 innings, six runs, six hits, five walks, four strikeouts. He was facing the Dave Miley-managed Scranton club.


7 Comments:

at 9:55 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce homered in his debut though, so not all is bad out of Louisville tonight.

John if you had the chance to trade Dunn for a solid starting pitcher, closer, or elite pitching prospect would you move him prior to the deadline with the #1 prospect in all of minor league baseball (as named by Baseball America) in Jay Bruce waiting?

Redbeard

 
at 10:30 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I don't think the Reds are getting those kind of offers for Dunn. I think the best they can hope for is prospects. Because of his contract, it's like trading a free agent.

 
at 10:31 PM Blogger Taylor said...

I attended the Bats game and Homer was wild. Constantly pitching from behind, throwing either way high or in the dirt, and he continues to struggle to hold runners on base. Homer must find a way to quicken his delivery or get a better pick-off move because the word is out that he is slow to the plate. He also recorded a balk trying to hold a runner on first.

 
at 7:16 AM Blogger Scott Evans said...

John,

I wouldn't trade Dunn for just prospects, same with Griffey. If other teams aren't going to be willing to part with those three categories of players why should the Reds? There's no logic in throwing away top players for prospects especially if your philosophy is to trade those prospects after 5 years when they can command bigger salaries.

 
at 7:45 AM Anonymous jc said...

he is going to be inconsistent. he is a kid. as was glavine, maddux, smoltz, clemens, peavy, penny and so on and so on.
if he is better off at louisville than here.... what does that say about pole.
this one makes no sense. none. zero.

 
at 11:42 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

unless homer develops another pitch or two he will never make it in the major leagues.. like brandon larson he is a minor league phenomenon

conversely.. i would give him a chance to be a 1 inning closer before I write him off

blow this team up get a good manager and general manager, use Griffey, Dunns, and miltons salaries to get some good pitching

 
at 3:01 PM Blogger Doug Gray said...

Griffey and Dunns salary are going to be going to Harang and Arroyo in the years that follow. they are already spoken for.

As for Homer Bailey needing to develop another pitch or two? Uh, he has 3 pitches (4 if you count his cut fastball, 5 if you count the 2 different curveballs that he throws). He doesn't need to develop any other pitches, he needs to refine the ones he has.... just like every other 21 year old pitcher of the last 20 years.

 
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