Im all for bringing him back on a decent yearly salary (2m) with a huge incentive base (additional $8).
If Scot's healthy & gives ya 33 starts & 200+ innings, Im good for giving him 10m.....that's what we're looking for in FA anyways.
Scot's never been able to stay healthy as he's always got at least 1 stint on DL missing a couple starts.
Id also include an option yr (or 2) that kicks in (10m??) if he reaches maybe 75% of incentives.
I like Scot Baker (when healthy & big IF) better than the majority of any FA pitchers/pitchers that would be available in trades. He was a near All Star last yr & looked to be fullfilling his promise before MN missed his injury. He is a solid 2/3 type starter & that is what MN is missing.
Agreed. Baker has always put up strong numbers, but injuries have kept him down. I would think a base salary of $2 mil with decent incentives based on innings pitched would be enough to get him. I would also think that a team option year of $5-6 mil that would auto kick in at 150 innings would be good too.
Originally Posted by sbknudson
Of course all of this is dependant on Baker actually being ready for the season.
Yes bring him back. He's had the best arm in the organization since we traded Santana. You won't be able to afford to bring in anyone better next year unless you pay twice as much as it would cost to pick up that option.
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Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar