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    Homer Bailey agrees to a contract; $2.3M bonus

    From the Enquirer:

    NO. 1 PICK AGREES: First-round draft pick Homer Bailey has agreed to terms with the Reds.

    Bailey, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound right-handed pitcher from LaGrange, Texas, was the seventh overall pick in the June draft.

    "It took a little longer than I thought, but I'm very happy," Bailey said Saturday evening. "I'm looking forward to getting started."

    Bailey was 14-0 with a 0.67 ERA with 187 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings in the regular season. He was the USA Today High School Player of the Year and had received a college scholarship offer from Texas.

    He will come to Cincinnati Monday to sign the deal.
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Very good news. Thanks Guernsey.

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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    good news. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Good to hear.

    Now send him to the GCL league and let him pitch about 40 innings and then sit him and have him ready for Dayton next year.
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Cool! That's great to hear.

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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in BG
    Very good news. Thanks Guernsey.
    Bad news for the folks who were thinking/hoping the Reds wouldn't sign him so they could jump on DanO, Allen and Lindner.
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Finally. Thanks guernsey, that is great news.

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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Better news than even a trade IMO.

    (Well depending on the trade )

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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Let the rebuilding begin!
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Now, shall we start taking odds on how long before Bailey has his Tommy John or Labrum Repair surgery?
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Also from the Enquirer:

    GRULER UPDATE: Chris Gruler will make one more start for the Gulf Coast Reds, then move up to rookie-level Billings.

    Gruler, the Reds' No. 1 draft pick in 2002, is coming back from arthroscopic shoulder surgery April 29, 2003.

    He has been successful in the GCL - 2-1 with a 2.18 ERA in five games. What's troubling is Gruler has struck out only six and walked 12 in 20 2/3 innings.

    "He made a statement the other day that his command of his changeup is better than ever," Naehring said. "We'd like to see him build up arm strength. But he's ready to move up a level."

    The Reds want to see Gruler's velocity get back in the 90s; he's throwing only in the mid-80s.
    Reads like Bailey will take Gruler's spot in the GCL rotation.
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Bad news for the folks who were thinking/hoping the Reds wouldn't sign him so they could jump on DanO, Allen and Lindner.
    Yeah, dammit..what am I supposed to do now?? :mhcky21:

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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Bad news for the folks who were thinking/hoping the Reds wouldn't sign him so they could jump on DanO, Allen and Lindner.
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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Great news! Now if the Reds can sign the kid from Canada it will be a nice draft.

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    Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract

    Good news.
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