Paul Hoynes is the veteran baseball beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and one of the best at that job. He tweeted Sunday night that the Reds are “getting close” to a deal with Homer Bailey in the neighborhood of $100 million over 6 years. That’s an AAV in the range of $16-17 million, which […]

The Yankees have asked the Reds about Homer Bailey, tweets Dan Barbarisi, one of the Yankee beat writers. Several other writers have speculated that Brett Gardner would be a possible trade match. Gardner plays CF and has experience leading off, so superficially, he’s a good fit for the Reds. The simplicity of the deal may […]

Redsfest takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The hours are 3-10:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Latest details here. For those who’ve never attended before, Redsfest is a gigantic indoor fair, including autograph and photo booths with current and former Reds players, interactive games, giveaways, game-used […]

It’s another slow news day for the Nation as Walt Jocketty works his behind-the-scenes magic. Here are a couple items for discussion: Homer Bailey has earned a $4 million raise, give or take $100,000 or two. Matt Schwartz at MLBTR analyzes Homer’s situation and explains that Bailey’s arbitration-based salary will be in the zip-code of […]

[We interrupt our regularly scheduled all-Price-all-the-time fascination to return for a moment to our previous obsession, all-Homer-all-the-time.] The conventional wisdom among Reds’ fans that Tim Lincecum’s new deal means Homer Bailey will be even harder to sign long-term is absolutely right, but maybe not exactly for the reason many people are thinking. In case the […]

The thunderbolt firing of Dusty Baker marks not the end, but the beginning of a momentous offseason for the Cincinnati Reds. An important part of their decision-making concerns the future of Homer Bailey. Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors offered one opinion on Monday: “It wouldn’t be shocking” if the Reds traded Homer Bailey to create some payroll space,’s Mark Sheldon opines.  […]

If you missed it earlier, over at ESPN today, I made the case that Homer Bailey is now an ace. As it turns out, today wasn’t the best day to run that piece, given Homer’s rough outing today, but what are you gonna do? Go take a look at what I discovered when I looked […]

Earlier this year, we offered a glimpse of how opponents and their announcers view the Cincinnati Reds. Now is as good a time as ever to reprise What New York Said with a view from the west coast and the magnificent Vin Scully. Of particular interest to me is Scully’s retelling of Ted Williams’ thoughts […]

Great American Ball Park belonged entirely to Homer Bailey last night. That much was obvious in the seventh inning, when Homer reached a 3-1 count against Gregor Blanco. The same crowd that might clap (when prompted) for a strikeout, or for free pizza, actually rose on its own to loudly encourage the right-hander not to […]

Well that was a fun one last night.  I would like to think the Reds were taking out some frustration last night and are going to continue that feeling with tonight’s game.  Perhaps frustration over last season, or just frustration over how the recent road trip went.  Either way, it was nice to see the […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 0 Washington 1 W: J. Zimmermann (4-1) L: H. Bailey (1-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Homer Bailey gave up one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out six and didn’t walk a batter. Homer is really throwing the ball well this season. Has he finally matured? […]

=====Game 2 Review===== Waiting for the hopeful conclusion of the NLDS Reds-Giants series tonight, there’s a number of noteworthy articles around the interwebs on Bronson Arroyo’s masterful performance on Sunday: — Fangraphs says that the Giants got Arroyo’d. The article provides several still images showing his varying arm angles and a pitch speed table showing […]