Dusty Baker helped the Cincinnati Reds return to the post season and in-turn the team will reward him with a two year extension. Baker had said as the season ended he was unsure of his status. While Baker managed the team to the playoffs some fans have criticized him for the Reds National League Divisional Series loss to San Fransisco.
The 63-year-old Baker owns a 419-391 record in five seasons with the Reds. The teams playoff appearance this season was their second in three years. Cincinnati went 97-65 this season, finishing with the second-best record in the majors. The Reds held a 2-0 lead in the NLDS but lost the series final three games in Cincinnati.
“In Dusty’s five seasons here, he’s taken us to the postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field,” Reds president and CEO Bob Castellini said in a release. “He’s the right manager to continue the building process that will take us deeper and deeper into the playoffs in the future.”