Re: Bailey signs 1yr/$5.35MM Deal - Avoids Arbitration
I wonder if part of the reason they couldn't get a multi-year contract done was that Homer expects to be in a better bargaining position next year. He just finished a season in which he pitched better than he ever has, particularly at the end of the year. If he believes that he will continue this into 2013 and continue his huge step forward, it would be in his interests to not sign for more than one year.
It's the same as when some here suggested the Reds trade Bailey now when he's at peak value--there's an excellent chance that he's not at peak value yet.
Edge trilogy, by me.
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