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    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
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    Twins re-signed Baker

    Still trying to find out the details (while trying to figure out the hurricane issue here and the stuff that comes with it, too)
    But it looks like this:
    3 year deal with option(s) and incentives. Not certain about the total value (heard a couple of things). Will be announced after the World Series is done.

    So that is that. And you will hear the details from the access folks soon (Giants' helping)
    If my electric holds Sandy, I might add more.

    Just wanted you all to know.

    (and I do not mind this move)
    Last edited by Thrylos; 10-28-2012 at 09:05 PM.
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    Hope this is true if not too much money. Very good move if he is heathly by 2014

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    Great first move to the offseason. I'm guessing that the consensus will think they overpaid when we find out the dollar values for 2013 but the important thing is to lock in options since those will be the seasons that he should be pretty good. If he's not then you decline the option.

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    Did someone tweet this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Did someone tweet this?
    other than this, I don't know
    but it is a fact...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Did someone tweet this?
    other than this, I don't know
    but it is a fact...
    I tried citing myself when I wrote a paper once. It turns out that I would have been better off citing Wikipedia (which currently has the Twins declining his option, but not ruling out his return).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Did someone tweet this?
    other than this, I don't know
    but it is a fact...
    I tried citing myself when I wrote a paper once. It turns out that I would have been better off citing Wikipedia (which currently has the Twins declining his option, but not ruling out his return).
    The previous poster asked about a tweet when he should have asked about the source. thrylos responded with the only tweet (his own) that he knows about. For now all we have to go on is that thrylos inside source is accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kab21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Did someone tweet this?
    other than this, I don't know
    but it is a fact...
    I tried citing myself when I wrote a paper once. It turns out that I would have been better off citing Wikipedia (which currently has the Twins declining his option, but not ruling out his return).
    The previous poster asked about a tweet when he should have asked about the source. thrylos responded with the only tweet (his own) that he knows about. For now all we have to go on is that thrylos inside source is accurate.
    That tweet thing was a joke (just because he/she asked for it)
    Let me put it this way: I know that Baker is signed as much as I knew that Willingham was a Twin and Cuddyer was gone and that Jon Rauch was a Twin at the deadline few years ago...
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    Thrylos is Greek for Deep Throat if I'm not mistaken.

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    Giants sweep!

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    A 3 year deal for a pitcher coming off TJ surgery? I dunno, sounds made up.

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    I expect the Twins to sign Baker again, but three years for a guy coming off TJ surgery? I don't buy it.

    Seems silly for the Twins to bid against themselves like that. I don't think any other team would offer him three years on the market right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    A 3 year deal for a pitcher coming off TJ surgery? I dunno, sounds made up.
    I'm guessing years 2 and 3 are vesting/team options. I might disagree with thrylos frequently but I believe he has sources and that this is indeed true.

    I'm kind of surprised that they didn't pull a Boras and get this contract announced from the stands during a WS game (ala ARod).

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    If true, this is very interesting. Depending on the money, I like the move. Baker has been vastly underrated for years. When he's on his game, he's a very good #2 pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Did someone tweet this?
    other than this, I don't know
    but it is a fact...
    I tried citing myself when I wrote a paper once. It turns out that I would have been better off citing Wikipedia (which currently has the Twins declining his option, but not ruling out his return).
    That might be the single funniest thing ever posted on this website...EVER!!!

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    Sounds like a few guys are a a little prickly about getting scooped by Thrylos!

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    I like this move. If it is for three (3) years, it gives the Twins time to see if he is recovered or not. It also allows him to feel comfortable enough to take the time coming back and not try to do too much too fast. I agree that he is a solid 2 or 3 starter in most rotations. However, in the Twins rotation, he would for sure be a #2 unless the Twins sign a couple of high end starters, and I don't think anyone expects that.

    Good move.

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    Prickly? Not so much. Remember when Mark Rosen reported that the Twins agreed to sign Mauer to a 10-year extension but didn't have contract details or any idea when it would get done?

    I think we've come to expect/accept that the Twins will re-sign Baker. And if it happens to be a 3-yr deal like Thrylos suggests, I will tip my hat and wait for him to break news again.

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    I have been searching the internet high and wide for this story. I have seen it no place other than twitter. What happened to the days where news broke after it happened, not before. I agree that their is a small chance the Twins will give him three years off the bat. My guess is one year, plus team options for year 2 and 3. That would make more sense. But to have it done the day after the baseball classic is very iffy. When can the guy even start throwing?

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    If he gets three years, the only issue I see is that the Twins would probably have to overpay him this year in exchange for having him the following two seasons when his value will likely be higher. For the first time in two decades, there are legit #2-3 arms affordable to the Twins on the free agent market, I'd hate to see the Twins think the free agents are $2-4 million more than their budget allows while Baker is getting overpaid by that same amount next year.

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