Scott Baker agrees to deal with Cubs

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  • Updated: November 13, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Starting pitcher Scott Baker has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to several reports.

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toosweet64Nov. 13, 1211:22 AM

Well, there's a new hole in the rotation now. Good luck Terry Ryan.

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twinsajsfNov. 13, 1211:26 AM

Hmm . . . a 1-yr. deal? I was hoping we could sign Baker to an incentive-laden deal, BUT ideally 2 yrs or with a team option for the second, since the first year back from TJ is usually not pretty (think Joe Nathan and many others). Not sure I would have been very excited about just a 1-yr. deal, unless it was VERY cost-effective for the Twins. I'm curious to know what the Cubs put up for him.

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hammersickleNov. 13, 1211:29 AM

The Cubs? He's done for sure now. He needed to go, we need some new blood on this team.

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twinsajsfNov. 13, 1211:30 AM

$5.5 base salary!? Yikes, I have to say that, assuming we use that money to sign a different starter, I'm glad we passed on this deal.

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wherbersNov. 13, 1211:35 AM

Is Jimmy aware of this or is he still in the vault counting the revenue from the taxpayers staduim??? I just get this sinking feeling Samuel Dedundooooo will be our answer to losing him..We will have nothing more than Diamond and a slew of #5 junk starters.

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birdpeepNov. 13, 1211:39 AM

10o Twin losses, millions more in profit again next year.

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roscoe2511Nov. 13, 1211:44 AM

at $5mil, that is too expensive. He is a mediocre pitcher coming off TJ surgery. Use the money to sign someone better.

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dorkeemnNov. 13, 1211:47 AM

Glad the Twins passed on him - 1st year is usually a struggle - look at Nathan and Liriano. 2nd year is usually more of a clue what they can, or will be. The only thing Baker has going for him is that he doesn't bring the hard heat to begin with.

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jovitzaNov. 13, 1211:53 AM

I think we may be underestimating how much even mediocre pitching is going to cost. Reliever Jeremy Affeldt just got a 3 year deal. KC traded for Ervin Santana who will make $13M next year.

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sportcity444Nov. 13, 1212:04 PM

Eh, he was nothing more than serviceable with occasional above-average flashes of talent here and there. The only thing that bothers me is that I wish the Twins could have got rid of him earlier. Sometimes it's best to cut your losses and run. Hopefully the Twins have a plan in place...

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