Should The Twins Bring Back Scott Baker?
I think it's safe to say the Twins will not pick up Scott Baker's $9.25 million option for next year, but I do think they could bring him back at a much lower salary if he looks healthy coming back from TJ surgery. I really think other teams will have tepid interest in him at best, so it may come down to him taking the Twins' offer or simply not signing a major league contract that has any type of guarantees with any team for 2013.
What do you all think?
Here's my analysis of the situation, featured at Rant Sports.com
What is a 9 million pitcher?
What teams pick up the options of their pitchers and how ealy they are announces will set a payroll level for all teams. That will set if 9 million for Baker is too big of a reach. More than likely they will negotiate a deal that still overpays Baker. Offer to little and they have nothing. Sign him and they still might have nothing.