Jeff Samardzija is a talented right-hander in the NL Central who can probably be had in a trade before the winter is out. Everyone knows that.

But then there’s the other even more talented right-hander in the NL Central who might be available: Homer Bailey.

The Cincinnati Reds don’t seem to be actively dangling the 27-year-old right-hander on the trade market, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is one of many (or at least, several) to note that the Reds could trade Bailey rather than risk losing him to free agency after 2014.

MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer is here to dish on Bailey’s trade candidacy, from what makes him attractive to what makes him unattractive to which clubs might be willing to do business with the Reds.

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