The Cincinnati Reds and pitcher Homer Bailey remain far apart on talks for a new deal, but at-least the two sides are now talking.
Cincinnati has not been optimistic about signing the 27-year-old right hander to an extension and ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that there is a large gap between the two sides.
There's an enormous gap between the #reds last offer and what Homer Bailey wants in a long-term deal, source says.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) February 8, 2014
Bailey threw his second career no-hitter in 2013 and finished the season with a 11-12 record in 32 starts with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. If a deal is not worked out with the Reds he will hit free agency at the end of the 2014 season.