JOHN BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs Baseball…Barely A Step Above Triple-A!

  That’s Cubs catcher John Baker and pitcher Pedro Strop colliding during Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh. Baker has been around the league on…
Via Busted Coverage
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs make routine pop-up look like anything but routine

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop clotheslined his own catcher, John Baker, during the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The two collided violently after they both pursued Gaby Sanchez’s harmless bunt that he popped up just a few feet in front of home plate. While it is usually the pitcher who takes the brunt of the impact in these types of situations...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker wins job; Olt should be next

The Chicago Cubs named John Baker as the backup catcher and cleared two players from their 40-man roster by giving catcher George Kottaras his unconditional release and losing Donnie Murphy to the Texas Rangers in a waiver claim. Kottaras signed a one-year deal with the Cubs over the winter after being acquired in a trade with Kansas City but lost out in the battle to be Welington...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Abilene Christian eclipses McMurry 60-17

Charcan West rushed for four touchdowns and John Baker threw for two and ran for one more in Abilene Christian's second blowout of the season with a 60-17 victory against McMurry Saturday night. Baker, who was 17 of 23 for 212 yards, tossed a school record seven touchdowns a week ago in the Wildcats' 84-6 drubbing of Concordia (Ala.) College. West led the Wildcats with...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Baker outrighted, Onelki promoted, two released, two signed

The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota. Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here. Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade. —– John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits at 39. The Dodgers...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Catcher John Baker Optioned To Tucson

Catcher John Baker became victime number two on Tuesday in the San Diego Padres attempt to activate catcher Yasmani Grandal. Baker was optioned to San Diego’s Tripla-A Tucson club. Earlier in the day third baseman Edinson Rincon was designated for assignment to clear space for Grandal on the 40-man roster. Baker, who is 31, is batting .150 this season for the Padres and hasn...
Via FF Locker Room
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Baker Back in the Swing of Things

San Diego Padres catcher John Baker talks about being part of perhaps the first ever all-Golden Bear battery, his second spring training with the Padres and recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Via california.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Agree To Contracts With Joe Thatcher and John Baker

The Padres have reached to contract agreements with C John Baker and P Joe Thatcher. Thatcher is signed for a $700k contract and Baker to a $750k contract (per Bill Center of the SDUT). We still have to wait for contract agreements/amounts with nine other Padres players that are arbitration eligible. Here is the lsit of players that we still are waiting on: Edinson Volquez...
Via Friarhood
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Catcher John Baker, Send LeBlanc to the Marlins

Official Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres Media Department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired catcher John Baker from the Florida Marlins in exchange for left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. In 212 Major League games with the Marlins (2008-2011), the 30...
Via Friarhood
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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