The Marlins added a new catcher to the roster, John Baker.
Baker was obtained through the machinations of the Oakland Athletics organization.
The Marlins plucked him from the waiver wire while Oakland was hoping to send him back down to minors.
Let's see what we can find out about the newest Marlin.
He was born in the same town as Dontrelle Willis, Alameda California, and is almost exactly one year older than the A-Train.
I'm guessing they may know each other with both of them growing up in the Oakland area. I could be wrong on this but their paths do contain at least one near miss. They both played for Kane County in the minors - Willis in 2002 and Baker in 2003.
John Sickles rated Baker a "C" going into the 2005 season. He didn't necessarily make the pre-season top twenty but he wasn't far out of it either.
So, how did he do:
I'm not sure he maintained his "C" average but it was his first full year in Triple-A, so a slump might be expected.
Then there is may favorite analysis which happens to be provided by Rotoworld.
Have they not been paying attention? The Marlins ARE a Triple-A team and John Baker should feel right at home. On-the-job training for everyone - that's our motto.