Things I'm told
MLB sources tell me the White Sox and Reds are involved in trade talks. I'm told the White Sox initiated the talks. The potential deal involves the Sox sending RF Jermaine Dye to the Reds in exchange for Homer Bailey and another player.
What do you think?
Dye is a right handed run producer that plays RF. He will be 35 in January.
He leads all AL OF in HR's since 2005 with 137.
He has a gun for an arm, but does not move well in the OF.
Money wise: Here is his contract situation.
2010:$12M mutual option ($1M buyout)
He has a limited no trade clause
Homer is 22-years old and has thrown just 81.2 major league innings.
McAlister didn't name his source, but I thought some Chicago papers linked the Reds interest in him back in October. He is an option, but I would assume he would have to be moved to Left Field. He has a nice arm, but like Lance mentioned range is not there. Is it me or does he seem like an older right-handed version of Adam Dunn?
I don't mind trading Homer if we can fill a legitimate hole. Is this the right guy for our hole? Is there another player better Homer could bring us? I figured Homer could land us one of the good 4 young catchers from Texas.
There is no doubt trading Homer now, would be selling low. He could be a great safety net if the injury bug would bite Cueto, Volguez, Harang, or Arroyo. Maybe we should hang on to him.