Re: Offseason extensions?
Since the Reds are on abudget, it's unlikely we should try and afford Bailey on a long term deal. It's a question of managing our budget.
Better to cash in this year and trade him for some young talent. If he has a decent playoff, he'll bring very good value. We can likely get a cheaper, younger replacement in the deal.
Bailey's main difference this year is health. I have little interest in paying him $10M+ to cover some FA years.
It may depend on whether the Reds want to make Chapman a stater. And if Bailey will sign a 3 year plus an option deal (our option), I'd considir that deal if it didn't include a no trade clause. Wew could then flip him after next year if uit made sense and we had a young pitcher to take his place.