When the Reds spent their second-overall selection on two-way, high-schooler Hunter Greene last July, they were locking in the future at the top of their rotation, picking a flamethrower with 102-mph fastball and comps to Babe Ruth, Doc Gooden, and even LeBron James. But Hunter won’t sniff the big leagues until 2022 most likely, and […]

It was such a normal summer day, one with sunshine and birds and baseball. There was no indication when we got up on the morning of Saturday, June 24, 2017, that we would go to bed that night a changed populace. Bad things should not happen at Ron’s Roost in Bridgetown: This is a land […]

Homer Bailey returns to the mound for the Reds today, making his first start since last August. Here’s a timeline for the right-handed Texan while with the Reds organization, including a few posts about him at Redleg Nation: 2004 (age 18): Drafted in Round 1, Overall 7 in the amateur draft out of LaGrange High […]

Homer Bailey pitched in his second rehab start for the Reds low-A affiliate the Dayton Dragons. Reds owner Bob Castellini had a front row seat with Dr. Tim Kremchek. Kremchek performed Bailey’s flexor mass surgery (2014) and Tommy John procedure (2015). Bailey is rehabbing from February 2017 surgery removing bone spurs in his elbow. Dr. David […]

There exists a malady known as “refeeding syndrome,” in which a starving person experiences further physical distress after suddenly receiving nutrients. In other words, you can die from eating too much after eating too little. Watching a person in a Darth Vader costume trail through the festival ramps of Great American Ball Park this weekend […]

The Reds announced that pitcher Homer Bailey had surgery this morning to remove bone spurs in his right elbow. Dr. David Altchek in New York performed the surgery. Bailey had seen Altchek for a second opinion last year. Read more about Bailey’s surgery in this article by Zach Buchanan. Bailey will shut down his offseason […]

Reds manager Bryan Price talking about Homer Bailey after today’s game: “It was stuff concern, first. There will be peaks and valleys of this type of recovery from this elbow injury. Right now he’s got some bicep tenderness. Ball’s not coming out. You can tell when he’s throwing the last couple times out. It’s just […]

Fair warning: If you’re a card-carrying Homer Hater, save yourself the heartburn and turn the dial to the right. It’s been a bad day for you already and reading this will only make it worse. Following reasonably effective starts against the Brewers and Red Sox, today Homer Bailey finally hit his long stride, pitching his best […]

There’s nothing unusual about a kid having a favorite player or two. Our sports heroes, like teachers, firefighters and movie stars, serve as role models that we mimic on our path to adulthood. Like many teenagers growing up in Cincinnati during the Big Red Machine era, my favorite player was Pete Rose. Today, 24-hour sport […]

“Homer Bailey. A down home Texan. He drives a diesel pickup truck. They tell me he wears boots and a cowboy hat. Spends his free time hunting. One of the things he hunts is wild boar. He misses inside. 2 and 0 the count to Uribe. Homer chases the wild boars, cuts the tusks out, […]

With or without the new contract that multiple sources are now reporting, Homer Bailey was likely to pitch in a Cincinnati uniform this year. So his five-year extension shouldn’t affect your expectations much for the Reds’ 2014 season. But Bailey’s deal should clearly make the Reds a stronger team beyond 2014, because as Jeff Brantley […]

Mark Sheldon is reporting that Homer Bailey and the Reds have agreed to a $105 million contract. No details or confirmation yet released. Sheldon is reporting the deal is “definite” but Walt Jocketty not ready to confirm. Holding off on the analysis of the deal until it is finalized and confirmed. Steve MancusoSteve grew up […]