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Reds hope to extend Homer Bailey

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09:05 AM ET 01.18 | Reds general manager Walt Jocketty wasn't stunned that deals could not be reached with Homer Bailey or Aroldis Chapman. "I didn't think anything would [get done]," Jocketty said. There is some distance in the one-year proposals Cincinnati exchanged with the agents for the players. Bailey, 27, filed for $11.6 million while the Reds countered at $8.7 million -- a gap of $2.9 million. Chapman, 25, filed for $5.4 million while the club offered $4.6 million -- a difference of $800,000.However, the Reds' ambition is to secure Bailey -- a year away from free agency -- with a long-term contract. "In Bailey's case, we were working on a multi-year [deal]," Jocketty said. "The agent [Casey Close] has [Clayton] Kershaw and he has [Masahiro] Tanaka also, so he's been tied up with that. We just didn't anticipate getting it done, but we exchanged numbers in the event and we will continue to negotiate and hopefully get something done before the hearing date."

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January 18, 2014  09:55 AM ET

D'Oh!

January 18, 2014  03:19 PM ET

one good season can't dictaminated the outcome from this pitcher,lets wait another two seasons and then the reds could start talking about long term deal!!

January 18, 2014  03:22 PM ET

now if the reds fold back and give him what he is de Bamanding,next time he becomes free agent
Bailey will ask higher number in the $$$ deal thingy,after all the reds have to give him whatever he demands!!

January 18, 2014  05:14 PM ET

The Reds could afford to lose Bailey if he decides to walk, but the Reds need to tie up the best left handed reliever in baseball in Chapman.

 
January 18, 2014  10:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

D'Oh!

A dear. A female dear...

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