Originally Posted by Benihana
To be clear, I wouldn't give Bailey a lot. I'd take him for less than we extended Johnny Cueto for. If he wants Cueto's money or more, I'd pass, especially given his inconsistency and injury risk.
I love Latos. But given his maturity issues, I worry about what he might do/turn into if suddenly given 5+ years and $50MM of security.
The Reds got it exactly right in deciding who to lock up over the long term. Bruce, Cueto, Votto and Phillips are the four best people to commit several years and several (hundred) million dollars to. With these next cast of characters, there is certainly more to debate.
Maturity issues is kind of stretching things isn't it? I don't know the guy, but outside of some tattoos and a fiery attitude, he seems pretty down to earth. I'd be way more wary of Bailey's health history than Latos' maturity when it came to handing out contracts.