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    Latos signs 2yr deal

    Just posted. On phone and will edit more details later.

    2-yr/$11.5MM. Still has 1 remaining arbitration year in 2015. Free agent in 2016.
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeet View Post
    Just posted. On phone and will edit more details later.
    Down to Bailey.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Cool.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    I knew something had to be coming down soon because Dallas tweeted something just a little while ago about this being a great day and that she was very happy she could finally relax. Happy to see things resolved early in ST because this was the one case I kept seeing mentioned as a potential arbitration case. Good for the Latoses and yay Walt!
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    https://twitter.com/Reds/status/301379638813401088

    RHP Mat Latos has agreed to terms on a 2-year contract through the 2014 season, avoiding arbitration.
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/0...year-deal.html
    The Reds announced that they avoided arbitration with right-hander Mat Latos, agreeing to terms on a two-year deal for the 2013-14 seasons (Twitter link). Latos is a Bledsoe Brothers client.

    The contract will buy out Latos' first two seasons of arbitration eligibility. He will be eligible for the third and final time following the 2014 season and still projects to hit free agency after the 2015 season.

    Latos, 25, joined the Reds last offseason when they acquired him from San Diego for Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal and Edinson Volquez. He posted a 3.48 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 209 1/3 innings with Cincinnati this past season, setting himself up for a substantial raise. Latos filed for $4.7MM, while the Reds countered at $4.15MM. Earlier this winter MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz projected a one-year salary of $4.6MM for Latos, noting that few pitchers have matched his resume while first time arbitration eligible.

    The Reds have one remaining arbitration eligible player, as MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows. Homer Bailey, Clayton Richard and Jordan Zimmermann are the only remaining unsigned players.
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    This appears to be the new Jocketty model with retaining players. Show that you are committed to the player by signing them now to future arb years (just like Votto), and use the nonconfrontational time it gives you to work out the LTC.

    On Bailey... after his quote following his no hitter about playing in a little league park, I suspect that he will not stay with the Reds any longer than he has to. Bailey has always been a bit arrogant. I bet he believes that he will be a consistent Cy Young candidate in any pitcher's park, but in Cincy he will never be more than a #2 or #3 guy.

    I hope he proves me wrong. The playoff game proved that a confident Bailey can pitch anywhere.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisco View Post
    On Bailey... after his quote following his no hitter about playing in a little league park, I suspect that he will not stay with the Reds any longer than he has to. Bailey has always been a bit arrogant. I bet he believes that he will be a consistent Cy Young candidate in any pitcher's park, but in Cincy he will never be more than a #2 or #3 guy.
    I think that you are correct on Bailey. My friend hung out with Bailey for a night and said that Bailey was very open about not liking Cincinnati. He didnt have nice things to say about Bailey.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Pony Boy View Post
    I think that you are correct on Bailey. My friend hung out with Bailey for a night and said that Bailey was very open about not liking Cincinnati. He didnt have nice things to say about Bailey.
    If that's the way he feels, then that's a shame. This organization has been very patient and supportive of Homer.
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25 View Post
    If that's the way he feels, then that's a shame. This organization has been very patient and supportive of Homer.
    Hates the ballpark, Loves (with a capital-L) Price & Baker. I've met him a few times, and he's always been really nice to me -- but I've heard from several people that he's kind of a prick. I think, like most people, it's entirely the situation you meet him in.

    With his history of injury troubles, you'd think he'd be easy to lock into a deal that buys 1 or 2 of his FA years.
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25 View Post
    If that's the way he feels, then that's a shame. This organization has been very patient and supportive of Homer.
    This has been true the past couple of seasons. But prior to that, not so much. He was rushed...BADLY. The fans never really supported him early on either.

    I could see him signing an extension...but it won't be for any discount. If we want to keep him, we'll have to PAY for it. If he had his preference, I think he'd prefer to head back to Texas...or at least down south. Put him in a park that doesn't so heavily penalize a fly ball...he could be a MONSTER.
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Pony Boy View Post
    I think that you are correct on Bailey. My friend hung out with Bailey for a night and said that Bailey was very open about not liking Cincinnati. He didnt have nice things to say about Bailey.
    I think we need to be very careful posting stuff like this. Even you can't be 100 percent sure it's true. But suddenly, "Bailey doesn't like the city of Cincinnati" can be taken as fact, when it's far from it. None of us heard him say it. Even you heard it second-hand.

    Just has a "Ferris passed out at 31 Flavors" feel to it. Bailey finally turned the corner big-time last year. Our fans posting unsubstantiated rumors about him not liking it here just doesn't do any good, IMO.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    I think we need to be very careful posting stuff like this. Even you can't be 100 percent sure it's true. But suddenly, "Bailey doesn't like the city of Cincinnati" can be taken as fact, when it's far from it. None of us heard him say it. Even you heard it second-hand.

    Just has a "Ferris passed out at 31 Flavors" feel to it. Bailey finally turned the corner big-time last year. Our fans posting unsubstantiated rumors about him not liking it here just doesn't do any good, IMO.
    You are probably right. It is gossipy I should have kept it to myself.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Just has a "Ferris passed out at 31 Flavors" feel to it. Bailey finally turned the corner big-time last year. Our fans posting unsubstantiated rumors about him not liking it here just doesn't do any good, IMO.
    I agree.

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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisco View Post
    On Bailey... after his quote following his no hitter about playing in a little league park, I suspect that he will not stay with the Reds any longer than he has to. Bailey has always been a bit arrogant. I bet he believes that he will be a consistent Cy Young candidate in any pitcher's park, but in Cincy he will never be more than a #2 or #3 guy.

    I hope he proves me wrong. The playoff game proved that a confident Bailey can pitch anywhere.
    Bailey has never been the most congenial guy; I would not be the least shocked to see him take a deal in FA that isn't the biggest but which puts him where he wants to be.
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    Re: Latos signs 2yr deal

    I kind of wish we would have worked out an even longer deal with Latos that would have bought out a free agency year or two.


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