Well, that did not take long. A day after telling Shaun O'Hara, Rich Seubert and Shawn Andrews that they would be set free, the New York Giants have reportedly reached an agreement with former San Francisco 49ers center Baas.
I don't know anything about Baas, but one report out of San Francisco indicates that the 49ers consider this a big loss.
The 49ers are believed to have pursued Baas heavily, but "it just didn't work out," the source said. After quarterback Alex Smith, Baas was the team's most important offensive free agent to re-sign. He started all 16 games last season in place of injured Eric Heitmann, and he played well.
A quick check of Twitter also found 49ers fans unhappy about losing Baas to the Giants.
Baas is a 6-foot-4, 319-pound six-year veteran. He spent his first five seasons at guard, but moved to center a season ago. In the 2010 season he started all 16 games for San Francisco at left guard. He was a second-round selection in the 2005 NFL draft.
Pro Football Focus (we always turn there for the numbers, don't we?) graded Baas at +3.4 during the 2010-2011 season.
-- Check Niners Nation for the 49ers perspective on the move