Originally Posted by LegallyMinded
With Bailey, though, his struggles might make him more cost-effective going forward. At least, it seems like his early difficulties would help keep his salary down during his remaining arbitration years, such that it would be to the Reds' benefit to "reward" Baily by keeping him around.
Admittedly, however, I'm not too familiar with how much weight the arbitration process gives to earlier seasons, and so perhaps it's not particularly relevant.
As I said in my post cost going forward does matter.
I just don't think that just because the Reds had patience while Bailey "struggled" the Reds should let that influence whether or not to keep him.