Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Articles
Paul Daugherty article on Homer Bailey:
Iím not a fantasy obsessive. If I were, I might take a chance on David Dewitt Bailey, who is on the edge of his prime and the cusp of special-ness. Bailey went 8-4 after June last season. He threw a no-hitter on Sept. 28, and that wasnít even his best work. His catcher, Ryan Hanigan, will tell you Bailey was better in Game 3 of the NLDS against San Francisco. Bailey worked seven innings in that game, allowing one hit and one run in a game the Reds lost in 10, 2-1.
Bailey will be 27 on May 3. All the lessons he has learned and pain he has collected seem to have served him well. Being a top draft choice of a team that, in 2004, had Junior Griffey and a perennial wish for Next Year made Bailey a bigger target for media scrutiny than heíd have liked. Bailey isnít big on media scrutiny.
I miss Adam Dunn.