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Dusty Baker on Reds' extension offer: "I really haven't thought about it"

Sep 9, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

Reports vary on the length of the proposed deal, but what we know for sure is that the Reds offered Dusty Baker a contract extension over a month ago and the impending free agent manager has yet to accept or decline.
Here’s what he told Mark Sheldon of

Sooner or later. Right now, I’m not focusing on me. I’m focused on us and getting to the playoffs. I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it. I’m trying to figure how to win as many games as we can.

Obviously his uncertain long-term status hasn’t hurt the team any, because the Reds are pulling away from the Cardinals in the NL Central, and with a ton of prime manager gigs expected to open up this offseason it’s tough to blame Baker for possibly wanting to hit the open market.

  1. Omega - Sep 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Yeah, why should he limit himself?
    There will be plenty of opportunities next year to run young pitiching talent into the ground all over the league.
    This guy is a bum and needs to retire!

  2. Mr. Heyward - Sep 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Sure he ran some pitchers into the ground but the guy manages with the best of them. It shouldn’t be hard to see that, considering the Reds have the top spot in the division. That fact has been staring you in the face most of the season.

  3. WhoDeySood5 - Sep 9, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    huge reds fan here….hate Dusty Baker, please don’t accept the extension…..leave town and leave our young stud’s arms alone

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