John Fay has some interesting quotes from Homer Bailey after his 8-pitch inning yesterday. Definitely worth a read.

I have my fingers crossed on Bailey for 2009. I know Chris Welsh doesn’t think Bailey will win the fifth starter’s role, and if you listened to the last Redleg Nation Radio podcast, you know that I think Micah Owings is destined to win that spot in the rotation.

But I’m rooting for Homer. I think the best case scenario for this pitching staff is for Homer to recapture whatever it is that he once had when he was the best pitching prospect in baseball. An effective Homer Bailey makes this pitching staff outstanding.