The Seattle Mariners still insist on making a couple more moves and could be looking to add a few arms to their rotation or bullpen. They have a few options out there with Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana but may not be looking to go that high when it comes to their price range.
So why not roll the dice and hope you pick up a steal? According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, the Seattle Mariners remain interested in right handed starting pitcher Scott Baker. Baker was picked up last year by the Chicago Cubs in September and made his first start in place of Travis Wood.
The Cubs pushed Wood’s start to a Monday, while Baker took the mound. Baker underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2011 and missed the entire 2012 season. He only pitched 15 innings in three starts with the Chicago Cubs last year.
The 32 year old veteran finished the year with a ERA of 3.60, 0.87 WHIP, six strike outs and six earned runs. He gave up three long ball’s in his short stay with the Cubbies. If Baker is signed, he could be a three or four in their rotation.
What do you think Seattle Mariners fans? Should the Mariners take a shot with Baker or try to find another starter elsewhere?