|Feb. 19 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET23:19 GMT7:19 CST4:19 PM MST6:19 PM EST6:49 PM VEN3:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-The Cincinnati Reds agreed with starter Homer Bailey on a six-year, $105 million contract a day before his scheduled arbitration hearing.
Analysis: The hard-throwing Texan went a career-best 13-10 with a 3.68 ERA in 2012, completing his breakthrough season by throwing a no-hitter in Pittsburgh. He threw the 16th no-hitter in franchise history last June, a 3-0 win over San Francisco at Great American Ball Park. Bailey went 11-12 with a 3.49 ERA last year.
|Feb. 17 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 CST2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-Bailey says he's "really close" to getting a deal, with details of a contract left to be worked out. Bailey is the last Reds player left in arbitration, with a hearing scheduled for Friday in Florida. Bailey says he doesn't own a suit and would have to buy one if there's no deal by then. But he expects to have one in place in the next few days. He wouldn't confirm reports that the sides are negotiating on a six-year deal.
Analysis: Bailey went 11-12 last season with a 3.49 ERA. He also threw his second no-hitter in two seasons. The 27-year-old pitcher made $5,350,000 last season. He asked for $11.6 million in arbitration and the Reds offered $8.7 million.