I realize that most of the posters on this forum think that it is a foregone conclusion that Baker is not coming back next season. I hope that they are right, but I am afraid that they are wrong. If the Cubs "finish strong", I can see Hendry keeping Baker noting that he had so many key injuries this year and he still kept the ball club together. After all, look how strong they finished (8-3 in their last 11 games) and look at the young guys that have been developed for next season.
And the interviews being given by Baker are the kind of interviews given by a Manager who does not expect to be fired, but expects to be back. Consider some of the quotes being reported from the Dan Jiggets' interview about Baker doing his best. And no comments from Hendry at all about Baker, which is also suggestive of the fact that he is not going to throw Baker under the bus.
I think Baker is staying.
Does Baker Manage the Cubs in 2007
No. But he should be back. (4 votes)
No. And that's a good thing. (23 votes)
Yes. And that's a bad thing. (8 votes)
Yes. And that's a good thing. (2 votes)
Yes. And even if you ar right, you are crazy to make the claim. (0 votes)
Maybe. It all depends on whether Hendry returns. (0 votes)
Yes. And Hendry is not back. (0 votes)
No. Are you crazy? (13 votes)
No. You are crazy! (19 votes)
69 total votes