From Hal McCoy:
With baseball's annual winter meetings unfurling this week at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, rumors run rampant.
A noteworthy one involving the Cincinnati Reds is making the rounds — pitcher Homer Bailey for Chicago White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye.
A major-league source close to the situation told The Dayton Daily News on Sunday, Dec. 7, "The deal is done and will be announced this week."
I'm not sure how I feel about it. The Reds haven't been happy with Bailey, but I'm usually not a fan of giving up on young, cheap pitching.
That said, I do think Dye will make a nice addition to the lineup for a year or two. He could hit 40 bombs in GABP next season.