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Reds have offered Dusty Baker a contract extension

Aug 18, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Reds have offered manager Dusty Baker a contract extension in the wake of a 68-51 start to the 2010 season. We're thinking he will accept.

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Reds have offered manager Dusty Baker a contract extension

Baker, in the final season of a three-year deal, wouldn’t say Wednesday whether it is a multi-year offer or just a one-year proposal, but he did acknowledge that he is considering it.

“We’re still evaluating it,” he said. “I’ve got to look at where we’re going, and what I want to do.  I’m concentrating on winning, I’ve said that all along. Everything is cool. It will work out.”

The veteran skipper has led the Reds to an impressive 68-51 record this season and an even more impressive 2.5-game lead over the heavily-favored Cardinals in the National League Central.  That success has more to do with breakout years by Joey Votto and the entire Cincinnati pitching staff, but Baker must be doing something right.  And it only makes sense for him to return for at least the 2011 season.

  1. G2 - Aug 19, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    Looks like James Andrews is gonna be able to get that vacation home

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