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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Strib: Twins Sign Baker to 4-year, $15.25 million deal

All aboard the Light Rail!  Hopefully, he’ll smoothly glide down the tracks these next four seasons (with a decent option at the end) without any major derailments.  Seems like a decent bargain to me!

Baker would have been eligible for arbitration after this season and eligible for free agency after 2012. So this deal buys out his arbitration years and gives them an option for his first year of free agency.  Baker will make $750,000 this year, then $3 million, $5 million and $6.5 million in 2012.

WillYoung Posted: March 07, 2009 at 10:34 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. aberg Posted: March 07, 2009 at 11:28 PM (#3095699)
Almost identical to the deal Maholm got, and I subjectively prefer Baker. Doesn't seem like the most durable workhorse, but he's definitely a useful 2-3 starter on a good team.

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