12:10pm: The transaction actually occurred as a trade, with the Brewers set to receive cash or a player to be named later in the deal, per a club announcement.
11:13am: The Dodgers have claimed righty Dylan Baker off waivers from the Brewers, according to a tweet from Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Baker had been designated for assignment by Milwaukee.
The 25-year-old hurler has spent his entire professional playing career to date with the Indians, who took him in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of Western Nevada College. He was claimed by the Brewers earlier in the offseason, though obviously he won’t end up suiting up with that organization (barring future waiver movement).
Though Baker has not thrown much of late, owing to Tommy John surgery, he has obviously drawn the attention of scouts around the game. In 2017, Baker worked to a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 Double-A frames over 13 appearances, recording a healthy 10:1 K/BB ratio. He had mostly worked previously as a starter, so it’s somewhat unclear what role he might occupy moving forward.
Pretty soon there will have to be a rebrand here to “MiLBTR.”
The Major League team claimed him.
The 40th man roster flyer. If something else happens Baker is the first to be DFA
second; first to go will be Henry Owens
Dumpster dive us to another pennant, Friedman!
You know how many teams would kill to “dumpster dive to a pennant”
This is actually a good one to dumpster for.
He pitched all of 16 innings in 2017 and “turned around” his career.
If so have to ask why the Dodgers didn’t claim him when he was waived. Instead they are sending the Brewers a PTNL or cash.
Not 100 percent sure, but the Dodgers had “more” players on their 40 earlier before a few trades.
Well I’m just taking a stab and guessing the Dodgers are likely not the only team to put a claim. If so they would lose the claim.
A reasonable theory.
Thought the Cubs should have claimed him. Smart move, by all appearances.
Has length to stick around if it works.
The Dodgers don’t dumpster dive, they overpay and sign an atrocious amount of players so they can game the system and use the 10day DL to expand their roster. Dodgers are the saddest organization in the league. Almost as sad as their fans.
Oh I see it now…autocorrect messed up your post. You meant to type “smartest” but it autocorrected to “saddest”. Got it. At first I read your post and thought, “this guy is a troll and has no idea what he’s talking about”, but I get it now.
The bitterness is strong in this one.
As Luke Skywalker said in the last jedi “everything you said in that sentence is wrong”. Jusin Turner 64 million worth it. Jansen and Hill are worth it. You mean the giants overpay for samardjzia, cueto and melancon. The 10 day DL is a legal tool and any team can use it. Not their fault others dont want to do it
Darn tell me how you really feel. It’s almost as though they signed players for no reason.
2015: That BMac contract was signed because they had Kersh, Grienke, Ryu and….. (hint hint Nolasco wasn’t great)oh oh yes I have nothing. Shame on them for not starting Lee and Bolsinger. Who wouldn’t have QOd Anderson, he should have ventured out. But again trying to game the system. They also completely planned for BMac to have TJ & Ryu to have shoulder surgery. It was in their plans all along. Genius I tell you. You don’t go to Tulane or Cal for no reason.
2016: Bulging disk for Anderson. It’s like they conspired with Brett to completely shock the market. They sure planned on Kaz to have those intercostal spams that would further lead to a break in the kinetic chain. They also overpaid for Grienke oh wait… The plan all along was to start a 19 y/o with a major innings limit. So much so that they were willing to rely on a gassed Urias to get them to a WS. Wait how did they make the playoffs again? It’s still honestly amazing. And Blanton gets the blame, but quite honestly without him the Dodgers don’t sniff it. Man the rotation at one point had 5 different rk made consecutive starts for them. But totally planned for it to gain the system again.
17: They traded for Hill might as well give him a 100M+ contract. I mean you can always count on Ryu, BMac, and Kaz. They completely formulated a plan so they could pay 6 SPs 60M+ to go to the DL. They are so smart they calculated a plan to not only do that, but also one that would stop and start their best prospect in an attempt to obviously injure him. I mean come on they’re gaming the system here.
Get over yourself. Every SP signing had had a legit reason whether or not you want to agree with it. Everyone with the exception of Kaz. That sole signing seemed to be a panic move as Grienke signed a 12th hour contract and Iwakuma couldn’t pass a physical.
Bag on the Dodgers for being so poorly run during the McCourt era if you’d like. It’s true and with merit. You can even make fun of them for the FOX era. It’s just kind of funny though that no one complained during the suppression of their salaries both in payroll and the draft. But now out of the woodwork come fans when they do what is necessary to sustain an LA market. I as a Dodgers fan sincerely apologize that this FO is so intelligent they found a way to game the system three years prior in an attempt to game an advantage under a completely new CBA. If only I like many other had such foresight.
Can only disagree with one thing here. We heard lots of complaints about the mid-market payrolls during the Fox and McCourt eras, as well as their utter ransacking of baseball’s finest farm system. Even if you didn’t hear it here, a look around the stadium on any given night during the latter McCourt years particularly would tell the story.
Well yes it was pretty evident I remember the 2 dollar ticket Tuesday’s and promotions. I also remember being able to get tickets that final year for $2 right up on 3b line. It was pretty evident then something needed to be done.
“Dumpster Dive us to another Pennant”
That’s right. Tell that to Chris Taylor and Brandon Morrow.
Dylan Baker, soon to be the answer to a trivia question.
dynamite drop in monty
At first I read that as Dusty Baker and I was like HuH
So this is an interesting claim. He has a big fb and legit slider. He is filthy. The caveat is can the dude stay healthy. Kind of the same questions you asked about Morrow, but even Morrow threw more.
Hmmm maybe he wont be the first man out if a roster spot is needed.
No that’d be Owens. And then when they trade Kemp that’s two roster spots.
Trading Kemp is going to be very very hard
They “somehow” got rid of A-Gon and his ridiculous contract (since he’s been hurt a lot, and probably a bench bat now)…….moving Kemp should be “Less Difficult”
Well they can trade a portion of the contract without it being to hard. I’m not delusional in thinking they can get rid of the whole thing or even half of it. But a portion sure.
I can imagine a possible bad contract swap with the Royals for Alex Gordon. It’s debatable which one has the better current market value.
Yeah, they traded A-Gon for someone who also had negative value.
That’s a tough one but in that trade scenario you could make a valid argument skill wise it’s Gordon. Theoretically you can stick Kemp at DH and he wouldn’t hurt you. But if you don’t believe Gordon’s offensive ability will bounce back he would destroy an NL team as there are two empty holes in the lineup. So you’d be paying him to be a Def replacement.
Clubhouse wise, I wouldn’t even chance Kemp in the Dodgers clubhouse. So if you were thinking about swapping them it’d probably just be best to DFA Kemp.
Either they pay Kemp to be a PH’er or Gordon to be a 4th OF’er, with maybe a chance to be more. Depends on what they feel is more useful. Kemp I think gets released if they can’t trade him for pennies on the dollar, mostly because he doesn’t have an obvious place on the roster. But I’m not sure where he gets his bad personal reputation. I remember him as Mr. Bubble Machine only a few years ago.
Wow Alex Gordon for Kemp is not that bad of an idea. Royals will probably want a prospect but it wont have to even be a top 15 guy in the Dodgers system.
Well I’m going with Kent provably had it right. After that trade to the Padres the dirty laundry was exposed. The Padres wee basically willing to take on Olivera to rid themselves of him. But lastly the AA comments were pretty damning.
I don’t see where the Royals could demand anything. Gordon has fallen off dramatically on offense over the last two seasons but he still has useful defensive skills. Kemp can still hit for average and power but has little defensive utility. Their contracts are nearly identical.
if all that is true then the Brewers would of kept him…
I watched video of him in his DFA stint.
He’s a guy that’s 4 percent to be a viable MLB pitcher. And very likely to entirely wash out.
That’s not necessarily true. The brewers are pretty packed on the 40 man that’s the result of compiling prospects. So really an oft injured RP doesn’t necessarily hold priority. What’s intriguing as a Dodgers fan is knowing what the skill set FO likes. It’s spin rate, the ability to the ladder, sharp hard sliders, and he probably gets introduced to a cutter. The development staff has done wonders with similar skill sets. What one organization values in regards to stuff doesn’t mean it’s valued by another.
I could go through the Brewers entire pitching staff…”oft injured” seems to be the norm. Guerra, Garza, Nelson…omg?
and once again if that were true…why would the Dodgers want him? same situation according to you…”result of compiling prospect and talent…”
go ahead try and create a narrative where you are correct again…
A narrative? I just said it was an intriguing claim. I also don’t know why it’s hard to differentiate between a big salaried SP, a guy who broke out, a guy who flashed in 16 v a guy that has never advance passed AA. Using your reasoning why didn’t the Padres resign Morrow? Would have been a solid trade piece right?
Are you disputing the fact that he has a big fb and a filthy slider? Are you disputing the fact that he’s oft injured? All I said was he has a skill set the Dodgers have been able to develop. And why would the Dodgers want him? Pretty simple they value his skill set. Risk/reward. If he pops that’s great if he can’t stay healthy or if he doesn’t pop well he doesn’t. It’s not exactly comp to comp but why would the Dodgers want Blanton, Dayton, Cimgrani, Watson, Morrow? Well they can spin it and they can work North/South. I don’t get why it’s so hard to believe a team can believe they can fix a guy. We see it all the time teams undervalue certain guys. It’s kind of the whole premise behind moneyball. So again, is it really that hard to believe a team willing to give up on a guy who’s thrown 21in in the last 3 years? But hey my narrative and stuff…
They drive me bonkers. If the admins can prevent posts from having bad words, surely they can add the following to the list of unacceptable terminology:
By doing so it would prevent these loonies from ever posting this garbage.
future bucco 3 or 4 years from now
Dodgers still need a replacement for Morrow who was a dependable bridge to Jansen.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Maeda get moved to set up man. I know the FO has plans to keep him a starter.
I would also love to see them land Archer. What do you guys think the Dodgers would have to give up for Archer?
I’m thinking it would take two top 100 prospects…Verdugo and Alvarez?
It’s take way more than imo especially if Hou is willing to give up Whitley and Tucker. A lot more.
You guys need too remember it turned into a trade so he may or probably has options maybe and there front office is one of the moneyball guys lol. And the others a genius
If the Dodgers are vulturing a pitcher who fell off the bottom of the Brewers 40 man, that may be a (small) promising sign for the Crew..
Just that they’re looking to make another addition, you mean?
I think he’s trying to say, that if the mighty Dodgers actually want someone who was cut by the lowly Brewers, then the Brewers might be turning into a real ball club (like the Dodgers). Last season, the Brewers even had their own uniforms!
Some people don’t seem to take notice that ALL teams claim a bunch of fringe players like Baker this time of year. ALL teams invite a bunch of guys to ST that have virtually no chance of making the club. Baker might get DFA’d by the Dodgers in two weeks if someone who seems better gets dropped by their current team. It makes no difference if they got him from the team with the smallest market. It is also no reflection on Baker.