01-28-2013, 08:33 PM #1
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.
01-28-2013, 08:46 PM #2
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?
01-28-2013, 09:13 PM #3
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."Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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01-28-2013, 09:21 PM #4
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01-28-2013, 09:51 PM #5
01-28-2013, 09:55 PM #6
Marcum, 1 year, 4 million, Joe Saunders, nothing and somehow we have Kevin Correia for 2/10.........that's bizarre.
01-28-2013, 11:58 PM #7
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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.
01-29-2013, 12:08 AM #8
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