Originally Posted by Nathan
I'm sorry, but, how do you figure? Votto and Bailey were going to be here for the same amount of time anyhow, and whether they signed the three year deal (Votto) or went year to year (Bailey) is pretty much irrelevant.
Totally a gut feeling here...
Now this is not a knock on Bailey, but I sense that he feels he is better than what his numbers say. (And I'm inclined to believe him). And since arbitration figures are pretty much based on his numbers, I bet he feels underpaid. Couple that with the fact that he only has to ride out one more arb year after this and he just may be inclined to go the free agent route. Like I said its totally up to Homer and I don't live in his head. But there seems to be a bit of a chip on his shoulder, which I'm perfectly fine with.
Now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go watch the last 3 outs of his no hitter on my DVR.