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JOHN BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chicago Cubs non-tender Baker and Wright

The Chicago Cubs have non-tendered former backup catcher John Baker and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright releasing them to the free agent market, reducing the 40-man roster to 37. With the release of John Baker, the only remaining catchers on the Cubs 40-man roster are Welington Castillo and Rafael Lopez. The 33-year-old Baker played in 68 games for the Cubs last season, serving...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Something About John Baker

At one point tonight, someone asked about John Baker‘s pitching WAR, which was obviously very tongue-in-cheek.  Baker, of course, was the emergency pitcher in a memorable extra-innings game that would not end, and he also happened to be the game-winning run.  Baker has been in other fun games as well, usually as a bit of a running gag since, well…he’s not that good of a baseball...
Via World Series Dreaming
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch the Cubs John Baker's bat go flying at a fan...who makes the COTY

The Cubs' John Baker loses his grip on his bat and it goes flying down the right-field line, only to be snared by a sure handed fan sitting behind the Cubs' dugout.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A Cubs Catcher Pitched A Scoreless Inning To Win The Longest Game In Cubs History

Your browser does not support iframes. A game which lasts a whopping six and a half hours will feature some oddities. The biggest one of all may be seeing catcher John Baker show up in the pitching stat sheet. Baker, the backup catcher for the Cubs, had to come onto the mound in relief duty in the sixteenth inning of what turned into an early Wednesday morning game against the Colorado...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Catcher John Baker Pitches, Scores Winning Run In Wild Win (Video)

When John Baker showed up at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, his expectations probably weren’t too high. After all, the Cubs backup catcher had appeared in just 47 games in 2014 and likely expected another night off as his Chicago Cubs took on the Colorado Rockies. Boy, was he wrong. Baker ended up playing a remarkably key role in the longest game in Cubs history, a 6-hour, 27-minute...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Baker, Cubs backup catcher, scored the game winning run AND got the W after pitching the top of the 16th

John Baker, Chicago Cubs backup catcher, scored the game winning run AND got the win against the Colorado Rockies, 4-3, after pitching the top of the 16th. The longest game in Cubs history.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs’ John Baker Unleashes Epic Celebration After Drawing Walk (GIF)

After seeing John Baker’s celebration, it’s safe to say that walks aren’t celebrated nearly enough in the sport of baseball. Tensions ran high during Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds matchup after Reds closer Arnoldis Chapman tossed consecutive pitches near the head of Nate Schierholtz, culminating in a benches-clearing incident in the ninth inning of a...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: John Baker out a few days

The Chicago Cubs enter a weekend series against the Miami Marlins coming off a 7-4 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. The win improved the Cubs to 23-34, eleven games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Cubs were without catcher John Baker, who took a foul ball off his throat on Wednesday.#450120082 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Mark Gonzales...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher and catcher collide on popup, still make out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop and catcher John Baker collided while fielding a popup on a bunt attempt during Thursday's game in Pittsburgh, but fortunately still managed to make the out.It happened in the top of the ninth as Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez bunted the 0-1 pitch straight up in the air in front of home plate. In an apparent miscommunication...
Via Holdout Sports
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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