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Keith Law ranks the Reds as the 17th best farm system

Earlier today ESPN writer Keith Law released his farm system rankings. He didn’t look favorably on the Cincinnati Reds system, ranking them 17th in all of baseball, which was behind the Cubs (1st), Pirates (7th) and Cardinals (13th) within the division. They ranked only ahead of the Brewers within the division (they were 28th). I’ve not always agreed with Keith Law on prospects...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #130: Homer Bailey | SP | CIN

Because I find charts and images to be more digestible, below I present to you a pair of charts that show the tumultuous 2014 season Homer Bailey endured: Chart 1: ERA and xFIP by Month Bailey’s xFIP remained stable but his ERA consistently improved Chart 2: K% and BB% by Month Bailey’s K% alternated between good and bad months On the first chart we see Bailey started...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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 the two parties...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bailey, Reds 'getting close' on multi-year extension

The Reds are getting "very close" to wrapping up a long-term deal with pitcher Homer Bailey, according to multiple reports out of Reds camp in Goodyear, Ariz. Bailey confirmed to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he and the Reds are getting closer to a multi-year extension, though he didn't comment on specific parameters. "We're going in the right direction," Bailey told...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 'Enormous gap' between Bailey and Reds in extension talks

There's an enormous gap between the #reds last offer and what Homer Bailey wants in a long-term deal, source says.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) February 8, 2014It's going to take some major compromise for Bailey to sign and avoid hitting the market as a free agent in November. #reds— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) February 8, 2014It goes without saying, but Jerry Crasnick of ESPN...
Via Redlegs Review
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds rumors: Reds in contract extension talks with Homer Bailey

The Cincinnati Reds failed to reach a deal with starting pitcher Homer Bailey to avoid salary arbitration for 2014, but that does not appear to bother general manager Walt Jockety.'s Mark Sheldon reports that Jockety and Bailey are in discussion about signing the starter to a long-term contract.By Keith Allision, via Wikimedia CommonsBailey filed for a 2014 salary of $11...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Homer Bailey headlines six Reds players filing for arbitration

A total of six Reds players officially filed arbitration paperwork on Tuesday. These players include Homer Bailey, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Heisey, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon.Naturally, all six veterans are in line to receive big boosts in salary. But there is no Red projected to earn a bigger spike in his income than Bailey.After making $5.35 million in 2013, mlbtraderumors...
Via Redlegs Review
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds should strongly consider trading Homer Bailey

It's been said before that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet.This old adage is very similar to what the Reds have with Homer Bailey. There is no denying that the former first round pick will help the club win many games in 2014. But it's also looking like this upcoming season will be his last in the Cincinnati organization.This is because the native Texan will be hitting...
Via Redlegs Review
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: This is what a Homer Bailey dual no-hitter bobblehead looks like

To pay tribute to Homer Bailey's two no-hitters, the Reds will shell out commemorative bobbleheads to fans who make their way through the turnstiles at Great American Ball Park on May 10.Seen above is a photo of what this dual no-hitter bobblehead will look like, courtesy of the team's official Twitter account.The bobblehead is part of a "Pick-6" ticket promotion the Reds are offering...
Via Redlegs Review
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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