On Sunday morning, the Kansas City Royals scratched Homer Bailey from his scheduled start today. Speculation immediately began that Bailey was being traded, and, remarkably, a small part of that speculation came from Astros Twitter.
Bailey has had a bounce back season, avoiding injury and improving to an ERA of 4.80. How is that an improvement you might say? Well, Bailey had ERAs of 6.43 and 6.09 in 197 1/3 IP in 2017 and 2018 combined. In short, let's just hope that those who wanted Bailey were friends of his from LaGrange High School...or just big ZZ Top fans.