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"The arc of Baker’s managerial career has been fascinating. From the start, he’s received strong praise as a leader of men, as someone who gets the most from players, especially veteran players. With the Giants, that often manifested itself as a bias toward veterans and a reluctance to commit to younger players. He also had the biases of his era when it came to managing pitchers, a weakness that peaked in his overwork of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood in 2003. Baker was never a stathead’s favorite manager, prone to doing things like leading off OBP-nightmare Corey Patterson."