I don't know if this adds any validity to the news, but Reds PR assistant Jamie Ramsey expelled the virtues of Homer just after news broke.
The #Reds were 16-16 last year in games that Homer Bailey pitched. Here are the Reds game-by-game run totals in the 16 defeats....(+)
0, 0, 2, 2, 1, 4, 0, 3, 0, 3, 2, 2, 1, 4, 2, 1
Homer's 2013 WHIP of 1.12 was the best among all Reds pitchers since 1995 (Schourek). WHIP is walks + hits divided by innings pitched
If you rely solely on his record, you're probably going to overlook how good Homer Bailey is. He turns 28 in May.
Though he did add this.
RT @ianroewer @Jamieblog is all your homer talk an indication a deal is close? //Honestly, I have no idea. Just reading Twitter.
He would only know for sure, if they told him to write up a news release.