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John Bonnes
01-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Some post-TwinsFest notes and a free agent update | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/188708891.html)

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.

Nick Nelson
01-28-2013, 08:46 PM
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?

snepp
01-28-2013, 09:13 PM
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. :)

Riverbrian
01-28-2013, 09:21 PM
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.

Brock Beauchamp
01-28-2013, 09:51 PM
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.

twinsnorth49
01-28-2013, 09:55 PM
Marcum, 1 year, 4 million, Joe Saunders, nothing and somehow we have Kevin Correia for 2/10.........that's bizarre.

kab21
01-28-2013, 11:58 PM
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.

glunn
01-29-2013, 12:08 AM
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.