Re: Reds have their reasons for not rushing up Bailey
All of these hypotheticals about arb/FA clock starting is using the assumption that he is not going to be re-signed. It would be PR suicide if Cincy finally develops a homegrown ace and lets him walk his 1st year of FA.
But let's look at it in another light...what if they call him up early and they are resigned to the fact that they won't sign him when he hits FA. IMO, he would be worth a hell of a lot more when he is two years younger. Just a thought...though I would rather him spend his career in Cincy.