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    Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    BA saying that Cincy has been linked to a pitcher from Australia by the name of Trent Baker. Said he will command a hefty signing bonus. A few other teams were linked to Baker as well. Here is his profile.

    Trent Baker

    Nickname: Bakes
    Sport: Baseball
    Position: Pitcher, Outfield
    Date of birth: 14/06/90
    Place of birth: Brisbane, Australia
    Place of residence: Brisbane, Australia
    Age started competing: 8 years
    First time awarded a QAS scholarship: 2006
    Occupation: Student
    How you became involved in the sport: Went to sign on to start playing soccer, but it wasn't the season so they recommended cricket or baseball and I chose baseball. Thank God!

    Representative History
    Personal best: QAS Scholarship
    Years of state junior representation: 3 state schoolboys and 2 Queensland Rams
    Highest result achieved in sporting career: Going to the Australian Academy Program

    Personal Information
    Career high: Beating NSW in extra innings after being down 9 runs, homerun in 1st at bat in A Grade
    Career low: Not being named i the Under-14 State Team
    Greatest sporting influence: Boston winning the World Series
    Sportsperson most admired: Johan Santana and Andruw Jones
    Short term goals: To be named for Australian Academy, Australian Schoolboys Team
    Long term goals: Sign a professional contract, represent Australia
    Advice for young athletes: Never stop working, if you get set back, come back next time and prove to that person that you should be there. A wise man once told me champions are made when no-ones watching
    Hobbies and interests: Playing sport, eating, going to the gym, body boarding, partying
    Strengths: Being very competative at the things I love to do
    Weaknesses: Coping with failure
    Likes: Competition, winning, the feeling after a hard training session
    Dislikes: Losing and playing bad
    Favourite foods: Spag Bol, Mum's chicken curry, chicken lettuce and mayo rolls, Noodle Box!
    Favourite drinks: Chocolate thick shakes and orange juice
    Favourite TV show: The O.C
    Favourite movie: Fight Club
    Favourite song: Cigarettes will kill you - Ben Lee
    Favourite band: The Game

    Sporting Achievements In Recent Years

    2007

    Queensland Rams Team (2nd place)
    Windsor Royals A Grade Team
    2006

    Queensland Rams Team
    Queensland Schoolboys Team (open)
    QAS Scholarship
    Attended Australian Academy
    GBBB MVP Award
    Golden Glove (QLD Schoolboys Tournament)
    Brisbane Boomers America Trip
    2005

    Queensland Schoolboys Team
    Windsor Royals Under-16 GBBB Champions
    2004

    Queensland Schoolboys Team
    Queensland Rams Shadow Player
    GBBB ERA Award
    http://www.qasport.qld.gov.au/athlet...rent_baker.cfm

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Would he be the first Red signed born in the 90s?

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Would he be the first Red signed born in the 90s?
    No. The Reds have several Latin born players that were born in the 90s.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    No. The Reds have several Latin born players that were born in the 90s.
    I didn't know people born in the 90's could walk yet.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Does anyone know what spag bol is? Is it related to Vegemite?

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Spaghetti bolognese. Definitely not related to vegemite.

    Having eaten Vegemite multiple times when I lived in Sydney, I can attest to that. I will say that a Norwegian friend taught me a way to eat it and make it palatable, though--put it on a sandwich with cream cheese. The two tastes clash to such an extent that you forget what you're eating.

    But that's way off topic, I guess.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    No. The Reds have several Latin born players that were born in the 90s.
    Let's hope those birth certificates are accurate...

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Reds are also linked with a Venezuelan shortstop named Gabriel Noriega. Baker is intriguing, I'd like to see the Reds sign him.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    One question: Does his curve ball break upwards?
    OK, another question: Date of birth: 14/06/90?? How many months do they have down there? We still stop at 12. Don't we?
    Last edited by texasdave; 07-02-2007 at 11:05 PM.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    One question: Does his curve ball break upwards?
    OK, another question: Date of birth: 14/06/90?? How many months do they have down there? We still stop at 12. Don't we?
    Outside the US, lots of people write dates like that.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Outside the US, lots of people write dates like that.

    That's also the military way.

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    Re: Reds linked to Aussie pitcher - BA

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
    That's also the military way.

    Not the US military
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.


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