Reds To Trade Bailey?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Once top prospect Homer Bailey is back in the minors after posting an 0-3 record for the Reds with an 8.76 ERA. His fastball is reportedly looking like a batting practice ball and his curveball is inconsistent. The Reds have built up their pitching where they do not need to experiment with Bailey anymore, but could wait till his trade value is high to trade him. Several teams with above average prospects could package a good deal for the Reds. Better yet, they could package Bailey with Adam Dunn and land a plethora of prospects and maybe one solid player at the MLB level. Bailey is getting older, so the time is now if they are going to trade him.

5 comments:

Anonymous 7:40 PM CDT  

that will be very stupid on there part to trade him send him down to low a ball and have him rebuild his confidence back up

Anonymous 7:54 AM CDT  

For all of the teams that want to hold onto all of their prospects in order to build for a glorious future, I offer up Home Bailey as exhibit A. The concept of selling high also applies to the youngsters.

Bucky, NY 10:49 AM CDT  

The Reds will not trade Bailey, he needs time and they found out he needs more, but he will become a nice back of the rotation pitcher in a year or two. They will be patient on him.

Anonymous 5:14 PM CDT  

Old? He's 22. And are you just speculating on this, or do you have a source?

Anonymous 3:42 PM CDT  

"Bailey is getting older" ?! Really?! He just turned 22 last month. Edinson Volquez was sent all the way back to A ball last year by the Rangers & look how that turned out for the REDS. Not time to give up on him yet