SCOTT BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Scott Baker granted release from Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have granted pitcher Scott Baker his release. Baker, 32, asked for his release from the Mariners after the team decided he was not going to make their Opening Day rotation. Signed to a minor league deal, Baker posted a 6.75 ERA and had a 1/7 K/BB ratio this spring. He also hit three batters. Currently Baker is throwing around 90 mph. With a slue of teams in need...
Via Tireball.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Doesn’t Matter, But-

You remember what Scott Baker used to be. He used to be the model of what the Twins were going for. Lots of strikes, easy outs, strikeouts not so much as a result of stuff but as a result of throwing in the zone enough and throwing fastballs high enough. Baker was a dependable guy […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker hopes he can return to form in Seattle

Scott Baker woke up Saturday morning, arrived at the Seattle Mariners complex and felt just the same as he did the day before. Might not seem like a notable accomplishment. For Baker, in his attempt to find his way back into a starting rotation following Tommy John surgery in 2012, feeling fine a day after throwing live batting practice is important. ''I think first and...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A healthy Baker would be big plus for Mariners

How a pitcher looks in a bullpen throwing session in the early days of spring camp generally means little. “I try not to watch sidelines too much,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said in offering his own slang for such workouts. “I’ve been in the game a long time, and people get excited about sidelines. “It’s important to see that the ball is coming out free and easy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John Surgery, The Hardball Times Annual and Scott Baker

I got the Kindle version of The Hardball Times annual for my birthday and the first thing I wanted to read was the article about Tommy John surgery. It looked at whether pitchers get back to the level they were at pre-surgery and when that is. They also looked at what the shelf life is for a pitcher who had the procedure before he needs another visit with the surgeon. It's a...
Via Obstructed View
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Getting to Know: Scott Baker

  Name: Scott Baker Position: Starting Pitcher Role: Pretty much slotted in as #3 starter for the moment Bats/Throws: Right/Right Opening Day Age: 31 Uniform Number: He's only ever worn #30 for the Twins, but Travis Wood owns that one right now. What was his best game in the Majors? His best game probably came [...]
Via Obstructed View
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Baker is gone, now what?

There was one surefire, slam dunk move that the Twins were going to make this offseason. To bolster the pitching rotation in 2013. they were going to re-sign Scott Baker, the injured pitcher that missed the 2012 season because of the patented Minnesota Twins surprise Tommy John surgery™, to a team friendly, incentive laden deal and have him and his rebuilt arm strengthen the rotation...
Via The Rhino and Compass
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Baker signs one-year deal with Chicago Cubs

MINNEAPOLIS Former Twins right-hander Scott Baker sign a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Baker became a free agent this offseason after Minnesota declined his 9.25 million club option for the 2013 season. While Baker expressed interested at the end of the 2012 season in possibly staying with the Twins, the two sides decided to part ways. The 31-year-old Baker...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins, Baker have murky future ahead of them

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins will have several decisions to make this offseason as they try to build a starting rotation for 2013. Among those decisions is whether or not to pick up the club option on right-hander Scott Baker's contract, a decision that general manager Terry Ryan said needs to be made around November.For a pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery, that 9.25...
Via Fox Sports North
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' Baker coming to grips with surgery

MINNEAPOLIS Beforethe anesthesia kicked in, Scott Baker didn't know what he was about to endure. Baker, Minnesota's best starting pitcher in 2011, went to see Dr. David Altchek in New York earlier this month to have his flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow repaired. But when Baker woke up from surgery, he had a new ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, thanks to...
Via Fox Sports North
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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