It looks like from either a bogus or misinformed Twitter account that the fake rumor of Hughes being close to the Twins on a 2 year deal was squashed today quickly. Darren Wolfson said it was much more realistic Hughes would sign a 1 year make good deal vs. 2 years. Doogie also said if Hughes was offered Nolasco money for 3-4 years, he'd take it.
It also looks like from tweets that the Twins are still in on Arroyo but the Mets and a few other teams are jumping in too.
My apologies for no links as I'm typing on my phone and felt like getting a discussion topic started.
From what I read, the Twins want to buy 400 innings for next year. 200 are bought with Nolasco. It seems Arroyo might be more durable than Hughes for 200 next year. However, Hughes is ten years younger and has more upside.
What would you do and why? Arroyo is durable, but I'd go for Hughes. I even somewhat hope the Twins are a crazy team that offers him 3 years at Nolasco money (average the same per year ... just less years) so we can buy out his 20's and see what happens?
What are your preferences? Which SP and for how long?
Doesn't it feel great we can discuss FA like this and one of these players will most likely happen AFTER we made a big acquisition already? I love it!