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January 21, 2014 6:00 am
The Reds try to extend Homer Bailey, and the Nationals consider reshaping the back end of their bullpen.
Reds “optimistic” about extension talks with Homer Bailey
As more and more high-end pitchers sign long-term extensions with their first big-league teams, those who don’t become hot commodities when they reach free agency. That, in turn, increases the incentive for pitchers to test the market and makes it more difficult for smaller-market clubs to retain them.