6:05, Sports Talk
8:05, Mick Cronin Show
Reds: There is something to be said for playing with a chip and something to prove, isn't there?
UC: What about retiring Sean Kilpatrick's jersey?
AP: Homer Bailey says he's really close to a deal with Reds
Heard Reds getting close to 6-year deal in $100 million range with Homer Bailey. Bound to influence Indians talks with Justin Masterson.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) February 17, 2014
Status of starting rotation
Bailey: Free agent after 2014.
Latos: $7.25M '14, arbitration '15, free agent after '15.
Cueto: $10M '14, $10M '15 (buyout $800K), free agent after '15.
Leake: $5.92M '14, arbitration '15, free agent '15.
Cingrani: $490K '14, $490K+ /15, arbitration '16-'17-'18
(Posted last month)
Pitching, pitching, pitching
Should the Reds commit the years/dollars to Homer Bailey to lock him up long-term? Does 6 years $100M work for this franchise? This is the final year of club control with Bailey. He becomes a free agent at the end of the season. As Jim Bowden said on MLB Radio, "If Homer wins 15-18 games and drops his ERA below 3.00 this year, he hits the lottery this coming offseason."
The Reds could:
A. Let Bailey walk after this season and take the draft pick compensation.
B. Keep Bailey until the trade deadline and evaluate their playoff chances.
C. Trade Bailey now.
D. Sign Bailey long-term.
What about Mat Latos? Can the Reds afford $15-20m a year deals for both Baily and Latos? What if the Reds have to pick Bailey or Latos? Who do you invest in?
Bailey: (Age 27) Asking $11.6M in arbitration, Reds offering $8.7M, FA after '14
Latos: (Age 26) $7.25M this year, arbitration '15, free agent after '15
Cueto (Age 28): $10M this year, $10M(800K buyout) '15, free agent after '15
Leake: (Age 26) $5.925M this year, arbitration '15, free agent after '15
Other future $$$ per Cot's Baseball
Bruce: $10M '14, $12M '15, $12.5M '16, $13M/club option '17
Votto: $12M '14, $14M '15, $20M '16, $22M '17, $25M '18-'23, $20M '24
Phillips: $11M '14, $12M '15, $13M '16, $14M '17
Ludwick: $7.5M '14, $9M (mutal/$4.5M buyout) '15
Marshall: $5.5M '14, $6.5M '15
Broxton: $7M '14, $9M '15, $9M '16 (club option/$1M buyout)
Chapman: Asking $5.4M arbitration, Reds offering $4.6M, '15 and '16 arbitration
Hannahan: $1M '14, $4M (club option/$2M buyout) '15
LeCure: $1.2M '14, $1.8M '15, arbitration '16, FA ' 17
Heisey: $1.76M '14, arbitation '15-'16, FA '17
Simon: $1.5M, arbitration '15, FA '16
Pena: 2 years/$2.275M
Schumaker: $2M '14, $2.5M '15, $2.5M/500K buyout '16
Parra: $2M '14, $3.5M '15
Ondrusek: $1.35M, arbitration '15-'16
Pre arbitration: Cozart, Frazier, Mesoraco, Hoover, Cingrani, Hamilton
Remember this from last month?
CBS Sports: Who will be MLB's next $200M pitcher?
John Fay writes about Bryan Price seeking out advice from Pete Rose.
Mark Sheldon with the boy scouts theme for Bryan Price, always be prepared, and he is.
Mike Leake hasn't arrived, Bryan Price thinks he can conitinue to improve.
College hoops: Rankings, brackets, seeds, RPI
USA Today coaches poll: 5 UL, 9 UC, 16 UK, 23 OSU
AP Top 25: 7 UC, 11 UL, 18 UK, 24 OSU
Joe Lunardi, ESPN
6-seed Louisvile, Ohio State
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports
5-seed Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville
5-seed Ohio State, Kentucky
The $10,000 shot that wasn't?
Details of why the student may get the money.
NFL.com franchise tag primer: 2. Michael Johnson
A friendly reminder for #Bengals STHs that down payment for 2014 tix is due today. U can make payment online or give us a shout at 621-8383— Andrew Brown (@BengalTicketGuy) February 17, 2014
Congrats to my alma mater, Carmel High School. The girls swim team won the state title for the 28th straight year. That is one away from the all-time record, for any sport, held by Barack Obama's alma mater in boys swimming.
Check out this Jared Lorenzen shirt from Cincy Shirts: The Pillsbury Throwboy
Audio highlights from Dan Hoard
Mean Face Salute
19 turnovers+27 Marquette points=81-72 loss
Matt Stainbrook feature
What a scene at Rupp
Mike DeCourcy writes about the Gators excercising some age descrimination against the Wildcats.
How about the scene at Rupp?
Were you watching?
How good was USA vs Russia Saturday morning?
It's in the hole! For a new car!