From John Fay:
The Reds will address manager Dusty BakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s contract situation in early August.
Baker is in the final year of a three-year deal. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s made it clear that he would like an extension.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come here to leave,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got to agree weve made progress.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Baker said CEO Bob Castellini spoke to him about the matter recently.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mr. Castellini told me weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d talk about it after the trade deadline,Ã¢â‚¬Â Baker said.
The non-waiver trade deadline is July 31.
Castellini declined comment when asked about BakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s situation the other day.
He’s coming back…if they weren’t going to bring him back, why would you talk before the end of the season?