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    La Velle: Twins Could Offer Joe Saunders An Option Year

    Some post-TwinsFest notes and a free agent update | StarTribune.com

    But they've also had little contact....

    There were reports a couple weeks ago that things were heating up between the Twins Joe Saunders but that wasn't the case. In fact, the sides have had little contact in recent weeks.

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    Does anyone else find it bizarre that Joe Saunders is drawing so little interest? He's nothing special but he's been a pretty solid inning-eater throughout his career and those guys tend to get paid in FA (see: Jeremy Guthrie). No injury concerns that I'm aware of but maybe I missed something?

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    I'll chalk this one up to "agent dramatically overplayed his hand and got caught with limited suitors."

    If he had Correia's agent he could have signed for 3 years and $36 million at the start of December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    Does anyone else find it bizarre that Joe Saunders is drawing so little interest? He's nothing special but he's been a pretty solid inning-eater throughout his career and those guys tend to get paid in FA (see: Jeremy Guthrie). No injury concerns that I'm aware of but maybe I missed something?
    I do... I find it even more bizarre that Marcum signed for 1 year 4 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    Does anyone else find it bizarre that Joe Saunders is drawing so little interest? He's nothing special but he's been a pretty solid inning-eater throughout his career and those guys tend to get paid in FA (see: Jeremy Guthrie). No injury concerns that I'm aware of but maybe I missed something?
    Between Marcum and Saunders, I have no idea what to think anymore. The thought that the Twins may have missed a chance to have both Marcum and Saunders for the price of Corriea and Pelfrey just makes me want to drink away this season.

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    Marcum, 1 year, 4 million, Joe Saunders, nothing and somehow we have Kevin Correia for 2/10.........that's bizarre.

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    I think it's a case of those speculative FA dollars (extra revenue next year) drying up. Teams were spending like crazy at the beginning but that's leveled off. Part of that is due to a lot of big trades going down where competitive teams added payroll and rebuilding teams cut payroll but then didn't spend that money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Between Marcum and Saunders, I have no idea what to think anymore. The thought that the Twins may have missed a chance to have both Marcum and Saunders for the price of Corriea and Pelfrey just makes me want to drink away this season.
    I will buy the first round my friend.

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