Just further proof of what has been pretty obvious for some time now: priority one this offseason was to chop payroll. Everything else comes below that on the priority list, including winning baseball games.
The Twins just can't give away their money, it seems. I think I heard that somewhere before, too.
Nothing like a pitcher trying to increase his value so we can try and sign him next year once he is worth more.
Read it like Shatner....sounds awesome.
Fourth option is that they really were going to sign players, but changed their mind .....but that is only a different option if it was not dependent on money.....
Seven million dollar base with incentives according Heyman.
John Bonnes Gleeman interview
TWINSCENTRIC: Are you likely to chase some players who are pretty darn good?
TERRY RYAN: "We better"
TERRY RYAN: "You aren’t going to get a pitcher unless you give a multi-year deal"..
Season Ticker holder Conference.
Ryan states regarding the acquisition of new pitching "nobody is going to try harder then the Twins". 9/27/13
Are these true statements???
OMG, how slow is an offseason when we cry and wine about NOT signing something called Joe Saunders. Get a life people. You would have been mad if we did sign him becaus we spent too much. Pessimists are the worst humans on earth and it sucks that I as a Twins fan, am grouped with you.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Joe Saunders' deal with the Mariners is for $7 million.
Heyman adds that the left-hander can earn more through incentives. The deal has yet to officially be announced, but that should come soon. Saunders, 31, had a 4.07 ERA in 28 starts last season between the Orioles and Diamondbacks.
Source: Jon Heyman on Twitte
I for one would not have been happy with the Twins had they signed Saunders, simply because he is not the kind of pitcher the front office said they would target this offseason. I'd be pretty annoyed if they patted themselves on the back and tried to sell to the public that he was the ace they so desperately needed.