I got an email from Sutter saying, "Lets get together and toast Scott Baker."
I turned to Oif.
"Who's Scott Baker?"
He had earphones in and didn't hear.
I assumed it was another general having an affair and went on with my day.
Later, I googled him.
If you answered yes to the above questions, you were right.
Because Scott Baker is all of those guys.
Yesterday, I did something I didn't want to do just on principle, but I did it anyway.
I paid for an online news service.
Baseball Prospectus is an unbelievably expensive subscription at almost 40 bucks.
FORTY DOLLARS for a year of words on a screen.
But maybe now I'll be less idiotic some of the time.
(Okay, I already admitted idiocy with my little story. So it goes.)
Those guys think he's a decent pickup like Paul Maholm was a decent pickup.
He's coming off Tommy John last April, and they say that's usually a year to get better so calendar math says he'll juuuuust be getting ready about next spring.
And that all sounds about right for the kind of guy we should be expecting to be added for 2013.
Baker was a Twin, by the way.
I looked that up on Baseball Prospectus too.
Did you know there was a baseball team in Minnesota?
I just read about it.