It's no secret that the Reds have figured out that Homer Bailey isn't the answer for their pitching woes. What's new is that Bailey himself is about to bail on the Reds, assuming my source is correct. A person within the Reds organization said that Bailey's "done mentally" and that he's discussed going home to Texas rather than back to Louisville if the Reds send him down as expected.
Much of this is likely frustration on the part of Bailey, but he's never been one to want to work on the things he needs to fix in order to take his one talent - a plus fastball - and turn into a pitcher. His lack of progress on his secondary pitches, his lack of focus on the mound, and his lack of commitment to conditioning have turned my once-contrarian opinion of Bailey into the mainstream view.
Every time an organization thinks they have the next Nolan Ryan, they should remember they might just have the next Colt Griffin.