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HOMER BAILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reds pitcher Bailey still recovering, won't be ready for opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey won't be ready for the start of the season as he recovers from surgery on Sept. 5 to repair a torn right flexor tendon. The $105 million right-hander said Wednesday he hasn't had any setbacks since arriving for spring training. Bailey has been limited to playing catch since he reported last week and is scheduled to throw off a mound...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Homer Bailey 'confident' he'll be ready 'sometime in April'

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When somebody tells Homer Bailey to hold his horses, he can literally hold his horses - both of them. Bailey has two horses, Billy and Dot, that accompany him nearly everywhere he goes and he has them stabled in nearby Buckeye, Ariz. during spring training. Isn't that the way all long, tall Texans do it. And the 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of LaGrange, Tex., is...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 24, 2015  |  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
January 14, 2015  |  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: Bailey, Reds 'extremely far apart' in extension talks

The Reds have been vocal about their desire to make Homer Bailey part of their long-term plans, but they know it will be difficult. The two sides recently began discussing a long-term extension, but according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Bailey and the Reds are 'extremely far apart'. "There's an enormous gap between the Reds last offer and what Homer Bailey wants in a long-term deal...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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. MLB.com'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
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