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Mets The Front Runner For Santana?

ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that baseball officials involved in the Johan Santana trade talks say the Mets have the best offer on the table.

If the Twins opt to trade the two-time Cy Young Award winner, Santana could fill the hole in the Mets' rotation.

Via RealGM Staff Report


Twins' Liriano Says Arm Ready To Go

Francisco Liriano has a clean bill of health more than a year removed from ligament-replacement surgery, according to a report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

According to the left-hander, who attended the annual TwinsFest over the weekend, he could give 100 percent immediately.

"I'm throwing all my pitches now," said Liriano, "Sliders, changeups, everything -- no problem."

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Twins Could Trade Santana Within Ten Days

Charlie Walters of the Pioneer Press is reporting that the Minnesota Twins could trade Johan Santana within the next ten days.

Santana, who has the right to veto any trade to a team who won't pay him the kind of money he desires, has been the object of several teams' affection this offseason.

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Twins' Closer Nathan Content To Wait For Offer

Twins' closer Joe Nathan is content to sit around and wait for Minnesota to offer him a contract or become a free agent.

"We're in a good spot. We know what our value is. We know what the market value is, and that's what we're going to be looking for," the Minnesota Twins' closer told the Associated Press, speaking about himself and his agent.

The Twins will pay Nathan $6 million this year to pitch the ninth inning.

Via RealGM Staff Report


Twins, Cuddyer Agree To Three-Year Deal

Outfielder Michael Cuddyer and the Twins agreed Friday to a $24 million, three-year contract, as reported by the Associated Press.

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Twins Jan 2008 Archive

  • Report: Morneau Gets $80M Deal

    According to a report on the Minneapolis Star Tribune website, the Twins will sign Justin Morneau to a 6-year, $80M deal.

  • Guerrier And Twins Agree To One-Year Deal

    According to a Associated Press report, pitcher Matt Guerrier and the Twins agreed Thursday to a $950,000, one-year deal that avoided a salary arbitration hearing.

  • Twins' Morneau Agrees To One-Year Deal

    Twins' first baseman Justin Morneau agreed Friday to a $7.

  • Yankees-Twins Trade Talks Still Alive

    Reports that the Yankees recently withdrew a formal offer to the Twins are not true.

  • Multiple GMs: Mets Front-Runners For Santana

    Two general managers told the Boston Globe they believe the Mets are the front-runners for Johan Santana, if for no other reason because they need him the most.

  • Rumors About Twins' Liriano's Health Untrue

    A rumor that Twins' pitcher Francisco Liriano might not be ready until midseason this year isn't true, General Manager Bill Smith said Tuesday.

  • Steinbrenner Would Still Like Yankees To Trade For Santana

    The Yankees are still discussing whether to pursue a trade for Twins ace Johan Santana, and senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner would like to make a deal.

  • Santana's Agent: Nothing Going On

    While baseball re-opened for business in most places on Wednesday, the much-anticipated Johan Santana deal to Boston remained in a holding pattern for the foreseeable future.

  • Yanks: We Have Shot At Johan Santana

    After what he described as a "slow holiday season" for baseball business, Hank Steinbrenner is returning to his office Thursday to begin working on "a final decision" regarding a trade for Johan Santana.

  • Pridie To Replace Hunter In Center For Twins?

    Practically since the moment Torii Hunter first pulled on an Angels' jersey, Bill Smith has been trying to trade for Hunter's replacement in center field.