Found January 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Homer Bailey
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds righthander Homer Bailey avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2,425,000 on Tuesday. Bailey posted a 9-7 mark with a 4.43 ERA last season for the Reds. The seventh overall pick of the 2004 draft, Bailey set career highs in wins, starts (22), innings (132) and strikeouts (106) in 2011. Bailey made $441,000 last season.

Reds, RHP Bailey agree on $2.4 million deal

Right-hander Homer Bailey agreed to a $2,425,000 contract on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration with the Cincinnati Reds. Bailey is coming off his best season, setting career highs in starts, wins, innings and strikeouts despite two stints on the disabled list because of shoulder problems in 2010. He went 9-7 with a 4.43 earned run average in 22 starts with 106 strikeouts in 132...

Are the Reds' Offseason Moves Enough?

Is the additon of Ryan Madson, among others, enough to dub the Reds' division favorites? Dan Syzmborski wrote a very intriguing column recently implying that the Reds still need to make another big offseason move to be considered the "true division favorites" (it's an ESPN Insider piece, so if you want to view it in its entirety you must subscribe). Nonetheless...

Catching Up on MINOR Details: Dayton

If one were to pick which minor league team of the Reds had the best 2011, it would have to be the Single-A affiliate Dayton Dragons. Under manager Delino DeShields (and I love that he's their manager and I don't know why), they finished 83-57, good enough to finish first and win their third division title, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. They could...

Redleg Nation Radio #65: with Reds prospect Tucker Barnhart

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, and rising catching prospect, Tucker Barnhart joined Bill for an interesting conversation on this episode of Redleg Nation Radio. You can listen with the player at the bottom of this post or right-click here to download the mp3 file to listen at your leisure. For links to all previous episodes of Redleg Nation Radio, check out the podcast’s home...

Day Five: The All-Region Reds Team

Today marks the fifth and final post of our five-day series highlighting current MLBers who hail from hometowns located in (or near) Reds country. As we continue our quest to assemble the best 25-man roster possible, we now turn out attention toward the only position located behind the dish -- catcher. In case you've missed the first four days worth of posts, here is...

Catching Up on MINOR Details: Pensacola

The Reds Double-A affiliate may have had the biggest news of any of the Reds minor league organizations as they dropped the moniker of the Carolina Mudcats, moved to a brand new park in Florida, hired a big name manager and became the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, who will celebrate and play their inaugural season in 2012. Tuesday is the day of the Blue Wahoos... -The Pensacola...

Reds Ink Catcher Dioner Navarro

Straight from "The Reds signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a minor league deal, according to the team's Twitter feed. He'll earn $800K plus $200K in incentives in the bigs, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Navarro, 28 in February, will provide veteran depth after catching tandem Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan. He's represented by MDR Sports...

Catching Up on MINOR Details: Bakersfield

Many of the Reds minor league teams are welcoming new names to their organizations at the managerial level, as evidenced with David Bell and Jim Riggleman taking over in Louisville and Pensacola, respectively. However, the Bakersfield Blaze may have the most anticipated player joining their roster in 2012, as 2011 Reds Minor League Player of the Year and speedster, Billy...

Todd Frazier Replaced with Less Versatile Version of Todd Frazier

Ryan Ludwick is the newest member of the Reds and I have some seriously mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, the Reds needed outfield depth. On the other hand, this negatively affects the construction of the bench. As I read the tea leaves, the following players are locks to make the team: Hanigan, Cairo, Francisco, Ludwick, and Janish (until they sign another SS). That’s...

Reds, Ludwick agree to 1-year deal

(AP) -- Ryan Ludwick and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a 2.5 million, one-year contract Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. and were the first to report Cincinnati's agreement with the free-agent outfielder. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal was pending a physical...

AP Source: Reds, Ludwick agree to 1-year deal

A person with knowledge of the deal says free-agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. and were the first to report the agreement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made by the...

Ryan Ludwick Will Continue His NL Central Tour Of Duty With The Cincinnati Reds

A minor domino fell tonight, as free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick signed with the Cincinnati Reds for one year, $2.5 million. He can reach up to $3 million with incentives, and the deal has an option for 2013. The Reds are the third NL Central team Ludwick has played for, following the St Louis Cardinals (where he had his best years) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (where he spent two...

Wednesday All Questions Answered

Have you gotten your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide yet? Over 100 scouting reports on the Reds top prospects. Click on the image above for more information. The rules are the same as always: You get three questions. Avoid questions with really long answers. Avoid questions that I will have to do research on to answer. Ask before midnight. Simple enough, so get to it!
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