SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dusty Baker is prepared to take his time
weighing an offer to manage the Cincinnati Reds again next season.
The Reds have offered Baker a one-year contract extension for
the 2011 campaign, but he has yet to give the club an answer and
certainly wants to weigh his options. Cincinnati opened its
three-game series against Baker's former team in San Francisco on
Monday night with a 72-52 record, making a push at the franchise's
first playoff berth since 1995.
Being Baker is in a pennant race in the NL Central, he might
create other opportunities for himself. There could be managerial
openings on a third of the clubs this offseason, with 14 skippers
in the final year of their contracts.