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...
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