Boston has a tendency of hoarding these type of guys. At Pawtucket last year, you also had Paul McAnulty and (the crappier) Chris Carter, neither of whom are really that different from Bailey in what they could offer a major league team.
Phelps can still hold out hope for a Russell Branyan-style career resurrection (or at least one year at a full-time gig). A faint, faint hope. But it’s winter. Spring’s coming. When do pitchers and catchers report again?