Yes, according to Hal McCoy:
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker will be back next season, armed with a new multi-year contract – probably a three-year extension.
The deal could be announced before the Reds begin postseason play next mid-week for the first time in 15 years, but more likely after postseason play is completed.
A close confidante to Baker told me Wednesday, Ã¢â‚¬Å“TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re close, just a matter of dotting IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and crossing TÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Dusty will be back managing the Reds next year.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I have no editorial comment at this time, except to say that it was inevitable, given the fact that he was the leader of a team that is headed to the playoffs.