Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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The Reds avoided having to go to an arbitration hearing for the first time in nine years after inking Homer Bailey to a one-year deal worth $5.35 million, the team announced on Saturday. Bailey originally filed for $5.8 million while the club countered at $4.75 million. As usual in these arbitration cases, the two sides worked out a settlement and found a common middle ground to avoid having to fight it out in front of an arbitrator. The right-hander was the last of the club's seven arbitration cases to agree on a contract. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty called this year the "toughest" he has ever experienced as far as negotiating deals with arbitration players goes. Bailey went 13-10 with a 3.68 ERA in 33 starts for the National League Central champions in 2012 -- one of those victories came after he tossed a no-hitter in September. He also earned a base salary of $2.425 million. Therefore, this season will provide the 26-year-old with a rather sizeable ...
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