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Thread: UPDATE: Reds & Homer Bailey agree on 6 yr / $105 Million Contract

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    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.

    https://twitter.com/Jamieblog


    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.

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    I always had a hunch this was what was going on behind the scenes. Especially since the Votto and BP contracts came back-to-back, Walt and Bob have been putting a lot of their energy into signing their own. Not a bad policy.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Darn that Walt and his penny-pinching bosses.
    Yeah...it's time to move on from Walt!!!

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    He's no Emilio Bonifacio.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    Any long-term deal carries risks, but Homer's '12 and '13 seasons have been excellent and his peripherals indicate a pitcher that still has upside. If the Reds can keep Latos as well it gives the club two absolute hammers at the top of the rotation for the foreseeable future, and that's without considering Stephenson.

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m



    happy dance coming I hope
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    How does one hand out a 100 MM extension while asleep?

    That's a noodle scratcher.
    maybe he talks in his sleep
    there's nothing like bowling a 300 game! 13 now and retired.


    Ricky henderson has a higher OBP than C. patterson and he's retired. C. Trent 6-14-2008

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    So after Homer, that would leave Leake, Cueto and Latos as free agents after the 2015 season. My guess is they'd only be able to sign one of those. Leake may be the most obvious cost wise.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    Quote Originally Posted by CySeymour View Post
    So after Homer, that would leave Leake, Cueto and Latos as free agents after the 2015 season. My guess is they'd only be able to sign one of those. Leake may be the most obvious cost wise.
    Perhaps. But I hope they go after Latos.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    The thing I'd like to know-is the 6th year guaranteed-or is it a option? I'll feel a lot better if it's a option.

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    If Bailey does sign a deal now instead of after this season it proves he is not a gambler. I would take the deal too, it's the smart move. If you have an injury, or just a bad pitching year headed to free agency you lose a lot of money...a lot of money. Bird in the hand......
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    This is good news, it sounds credible, and Walt in his interview today really emphasized LTC. I sensed that was his focus.

    The concern would be Reds' flexibility to add to the team going forward. But presumably they know what they are doing in terms of team finances.

    Good news, or report, or rumor, whatever.

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    The concern would be Reds' flexibility to add to the team going forward. But presumably they know what they are doing in terms of team finances.
    Bob Castellini seems emotional to me at times, but he doesn't strike me as an imprudent businessman. I have to believe they've got some sort of long-term financial plan for remaining competitive.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    But he doesn't want to be in Cincinnati no more...
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Bailey and Reds nearing deal- 6y/100m

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Bob Castellini seems emotional to me at times, but he doesn't strike me as an imprudent businessman. I have to believe they've got some sort of long-term financial plan for remaining competitive.
    Agree.

    You know, I still wish the Reds had re-arranged the offense a bit in the off-season. Not necessarily a huge addition, but something. But if Bailey signs it's a positive baseball move.

    If the signing happens, I hope the press asks Bob or Walt about flexibility for the future. I'd like to hear the answer. On the Bowden show today, after Walt's interview, the hosts were speculating that the Reds might sign Bailey and follow it up with a hitter by the deadline.


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