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What does the future hold for Baker in Cincinnati? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden recently listed five managers who he believes is "feeling the heat" right now (link). And among the handful of big league skippers is our very own Dusty Baker. Here's what the Reds former general manager had to say about the team's current manager: Dusty Baker Baker is in the last year of his contract, and despite winning the division in 2010, his contract hasn’t been extended yet, though the club has signed general manager Walt Jocketty, first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips to long-term deals. So Baker remains somewhat of a lame duck manager. With the shadows of both Terry Francona and Tony La Russa looming, as well as Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, there is a growing sense that Baker must win to keep his job, or else one of those three will replace him. It is not a healthy position for Baker, and he will manage with more immediacy rather than over the lo...
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