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    Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Source: Cubs deal for Rockies' Baker - Sports Rumors - MLB - Yahoo! Sports

    Apparently it is unknown who the Cubs gave up... But this guy has been on the DL since April 27... And started a rehab in mid June.

    I'm not sure what Hendry is thinking here... Anyone?



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Replacement for Aaron Miles?

    Needed something to do?

    Found a way to dump Milton Bradley? (Sorry, I can't seem to help myself.)


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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Perfect fit for the current team.

    AB: 23
    AVG: .130
    OBP: .167
    K: 7


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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    He can't be something to package in a second deal can he?



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    This tells me 1 of 2 things:

    1) This is insurance for Ramirez if he doesn't come back healthy
    2) Hendry has no plans of making a deal to improve the 2b situation significantly (Freddy Sanchez, Brian Roberts, etc.)



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Perfect fit for the current team.

    AB: 23
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    And dealing with injuries, too.


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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    My first thought was : "who the hell is Jeff Baker", and then I thought "why would the Cubs get another pitcher?"

    It turns out he isn't a pitcher, but another infielder, and a 2nd baseman at that? Can he ride Space Mountain without his parents?



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    This tells me 1 of 2 things:

    1) This is insurance for Ramirez if he doesn't come back healthy
    Isn't that why they got Freel? This guy is even worse than him.

    This doesn't make any sense unless they are going to package him to make more of a major move. They have a bunch of extra infielders already...



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    My first thought was : "who the hell is Jeff Baker", and then I thought "why would the Cubs get another pitcher?"

    It turns out he isn't a pitcher, but another infielder, and a 2nd baseman at that? Can he ride Space Mountain without his parents?
    I thought something similar. I'm having to look up all the guys in these trade rumors. But, I had to look up Aramis Ramirez, too, back in the day.


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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Isn't that why they got Freel? This guy is even worse than him.

    This doesn't make any sense unless they are going to package him to make more of a major move. They have a bunch of extra infielders already...
    When Freel was re-habbing here in Des Moines he was quoted in the Register saying that he had talked to someone in the front office who had told him that the team wanted to trade him.

    Or maybe it was Farney.



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    This is best attempt at getting a DeRosa-like player without giving up much, I think. Baker actually isn't a terrible asset to have around assuming they didn't give up something overly worth while to get him.



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    I was hoping you guys would get Teahen off our hands for us.
    Would you give up Sean Marshall for him?



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    When Freel was re-habbing here in Des Moines he was quoted in the Register saying that he had talked to someone in the front office who had told him that the team wanted to trade him.

    Or maybe it was Farney.
    I wouldn't be too disappointed if Bradley, Miles, or Freel got traded no matter what the cubs got in return.

    It is funny about Freel when he got plunked by the White Sox last sunday I was thinking, "Oh no they didn't. We're not going to take that- oh wait its just Freel who cares."



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I was hoping you guys would get Teahen off our hands for us.
    Would you give up Sean Marshall for him?
    Better not have!



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    Re: Cubs Acquire Jeff Baker...

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Isn't that why they got Freel? This guy is even worse than him.

    This doesn't make any sense unless they are going to package him to make more of a major move. They have a bunch of extra infielders already...
    A healthy Baker is and upgrade over Freel, Miles, Scales, Blanco and possibly Fontenot. The problem though, is he healthy?

    I don't really understand the move. Not sure what Hendry is thinking. Baker has a little more pop in his bat that those guys, but he's really only put up one decent season. Could be a play for next year. If that's the case, get Miles and Freel out of there, let Blanco get some more seasoning (though I don't think he's a long term answer), do what you will with Scales, and limit Fontenot's ABs, because he is not an every day player.



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