So why can't Bailey get his shot (to play consistently) in the majors? The answer to that question is actually quite simple: there is no room for him on the Red Sox roster. Where would they put him? Even with injuries the Sox have a full outfield and some great corner infielders (Youk and Lowell) as well as a great backup 1B in Sean Casey. Furthermore, do you really think the Sox would throw a 30 year old journeyman into a pennant race? I don't think so.
Here at Jorge Says No! we love the underdog. And Jeff Bailey, you sir are an underdog. For all of the stars in major league baseball, there are tons of Jeff Baileys out there who never get that shot. Here's to hoping that the lingering injury to JD Drew will give you a shot. Good luck to you sir!