Congratulations are in order for Scotty Baker today as he's been signed to a 4-year, $15.25 million contract with the Twins! Hooray for Scotty! The contract also includes a $9.25 million option for 2013. (Also congrats on the 4 solid innings today... even though the game ended up kind of hurting.)
This is pretty cool. I haven't always loved or even liked Baker; he started out a little rough and there were times when I questioned the sanity of certain groups and individuals for keeping him around. But he has really grown into being a quality starter and I've seen him throw some amazing games. So I'm officially on board the Baker train. Woot! (Woot!)
In other good news for and/or about Twins pitchers, it's being reported today that Nick Blackburn's knee doesn't appear to be getting any worse. He said he felt good after a bullpen session today and, if he continues to feel good after facing batters on Monday, could see some more playing time later next week.
So all in all it's a good day for Twins pitching. And I think that means we all deserve a cookie. Yey!