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.