MLB player John Baker spends offseason trying new profession: MLB Hot Stove reporter
Chris Denorifa to the @cubs ? Deno is one of my favorite teammates of all time! The Cubs fans are going to love him. Enjoy him Chicago.- John Baker (@manbearwolf) December 31, 2014
Yes, catcher John Baker was the first to break the news that his former Padres teammate Chris Denorfia and the Cubs have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal. And not only did Baker report the news, but he gave the recent Mariners outfielder a pretty convincing endorsement, too.
If Baker ever feels like switching career paths, we think he'd have a bright future as a Hot Stove reporter.
Before you have doubts, Ken Rosenthal confirmed that Baker was indeed first:
This isn't the first time Rosenthal has been scooped by an unlikely source either -- remember those two teens that broke Billy Butler's deal with the A's?
Hey, if you're going to get scooped, professional baseball players and teenagers are the way to go. In fact, the official ranking of Individuals to Scoop MLB Signings reads as follows: