Found February 20, 2014 on Next Impulse Sports:
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey put all of those offseason rumors of a trade to rest today as he inked a healthy deal to stay with the Reds. Initial reports have the deal coming in around 6 years and $105 million. For a pitcher who has thrown two no-hitters in his short career already, and who was once a top 10 prospect, this probably comes as no surprise. But a few questions do remain. For one, is he really Christian Bale taking the whole method acting approach too far? Second, will this come across as yet another ‘slap in the face’ to Brandon Phillips? Lastly, and most importantly, is this contract worth it? (Yes, that really is the order of operations here.) Homer Bailey isn’t a household name. Homer might be, but for different reasons. Homer Bailey, though, is a different story. As previously mentioned, Bailey was a top prospect and the #7 draft selection in the 2004 draft for the Reds. Upon reaching the majors in 2007, it took him until 2012 to get his ERA under 4...

Homer Bailey credits team's commitment to winning as motive to sign extension

Homer Bailey's contract extension with the Reds became official on Thursday as he and general manager Walt Jocketty spent time addressing the media before workouts.If you've been alive over the past couple of days, you know the facts: Bailey will receive $105 million over six years, with the possiblity of earning $25 million in a seventh year. The deal goes down in the record...

What Homer Bailey’s contract means for the Reds

The Cincinnati Reds signed Homer Bailey to a six-year, $105 million contract on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Bailey decided to make a deal with the club because of the winning culture surrounding the team. Early in the offseason, he talked to new manager Bryan Price and told him he wants to be part of a team that is winning divisions and going deep into the playoffs on a consistent...

Reports: Reds, Homer Bailey agree to six-year, $105M contract

Pitcher Homer Bailey will ink a long-term deal with the Cincinnati Reds, according to media reports. Mark Sheldon writes that an MLB source said the deal will be worth $105 million over six years. The Reds have not yet officially announced an agreement. Bailey said Monday, "We're going in the right direction. The majority of it is worked out." The extension would allow...

Bailey wanted assurances Reds committed to winning

Homer Bailey's six-year, $105 million deal puts him in position to become a cornerstone of the Cincinnati Reds rotation for a long time. The right-hander with two no-hitters to his credit decided he wanted to stay with Cincinnati so long as the team was committed to taking the next step toward a championship. The Reds have made the playoffs in three of the past four years, but...

Wednesday's Reds notes: Bailey signs, position players report, free pizza?

After five full days of pitchers and catchers working out, Wednesday marked the report date for the remaining position players, thus bringing the Reds to full strength from a numbers perspective.Of course, some position players had already reported to Goodyear before Wednesday. Most notably, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick, Jack Hannahan, Chris Heisey, and Skip Schumaker...

Reports: Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds Agree To Six-Year, $105 Million Contract

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105 million contract on Wednesday, acc0rding to multiple reports. Bailey avoids arbitration and will help the Reds with their cash flow by deferring some of the salary for short periods. The deal includes a $25 million mutual option for 2020 with a $5 million buyout. Bailey was the final major league player left...

Bailey, Reds working on deal for more than $100 million

Reds righthander Homer Bailey is in serious talks with his team on a deal that is said to be for north of $100 million. The contract, if finalized, will be for between $100 million and $110 million over six years, according to scources, and including a seven-year option. Bailey would be eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, but there is optimism the pong-term deal will be consummated..

Reds sign Homer Bailey to six year, $105 million extension

Go ahead and pull Homer Bailey's name off of the free agent market for next winter - he's reportedly signed a six-year extension with the Cincinnati Reds worth $105 million. The right-hander will turn 28 in May, and was the seventh-overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft. Bailey has come into his own during his last two years in the league, tossing a pair of no-hitters and...

Homer Bailey agrees to an extension deal

Homer Bailey has agreed to a six-year, $105 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, a source tells ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Bailey’s agreement includes a mutual option for a seventh year. The right-hander, who was 11-12 with a 3.49 ERA last season, has an arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday. Bailey asked for $11.6 million while the Reds have offered $8.7 million. Bailey...

Cincinnati Reds, Homer Bailey Agree on Extension

The Cincinnati Reds and Homer Bailey have come to terms on an extension covering six years and $105 million with a $25 million mutual option that contains a $5 million buyout, reports Mark Sheldon of Earlier this offseason, the two sides exchanged arbitration figures, with Bailey filing for $11.6 million, and the Reds countering at $8.7 million. The extension buys out...

Reds Sign P Homer Bailey to 6-Year $105M Contract

  According the official Major League Baseball website, the Cincinnati Reds and starting pitcher Homer Bailey have come to an agreement on a deal.  Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will definitely be part of the team’s rotation for the long haul. He and the club avoided arbitration Wednesday by agreeing to a six-year, $105 million contract, a source told The deal comes with...

Homer Bailey and His Peers

Extension season continued today, with the Reds announcing the six year, $105 million contract for Homer Bailey that’s been rumored for the better part of the last week or so. Jeff already wrote up Bailey’s 2013 improvements, and there’s no question he was a significantly better pitcher last year than he had been previously. If […]

What does $105 Million Buy You Cincinnati? Six more years of *********, that’s what

Did you hear that paw? Six more years and $105 million dollars. That buys a man a lot of steel-tipped arrows, paw. But the most important steel-tip arrow that’s going to hit it’s mark is the one that resides in these here drawers. That’s right. [Loads .20 gauge with buckshots, Fires it in the air, twice like Yosemite Sam] The only thing worthwhile that little bald-headed puke...

2014 Cincinnati Reds Top Prospects: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Analysis

The Cincinnati Reds have won at least 90 games three times in the last four years, and a big part of the success has been drafting and developing talent such as Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Homer Bailey. However, keeping the talent at home has been costly for a middle-market team, and a farm system [...]

Show Me the Money & Other Hot Stove Notes

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterCongrats to Homer Bailey, throwing two no-hitters pays well doesn’t it?The Reds now have committed 65 million dollars to six players for the 2016 season, 20 million to Joey Votto, 18 million to Homer Bailey, 13 million to Brandon Phillips, 12.5 million to Jay Bruce, one million to Jonathan Broxton and a paltry half mil to Skip Schumaker. For the entire...
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