Mariners. One year deal. Mlbtr.
Mariners. One year deal. Mlbtr.
Anything on the dollars? He must have determined that he had a better chance to build value next year with the Mariners. He sat on the Twins offer for a few weeks.
Can't wait for the same old arguments to fly about how the Twins could of had__________________ for only ___ million. If he signs cheaply for Seattle I hope the Twins leak what their offer was. Perhaps they could do it through Thyrlos' source
No dollar amount yet.
my guess is we never actually made a formal offer (ok not really)
im guessing his 2 year 15 million dollar deal was a hoax ...
It's all good. We're already set, with Correia, Pelfrey, and Co. We have it on good authority from Twins brain wizards so powerful that even their vaguest impressions and wildest guesses are more accurate than mountains of empirical evidence. The bald guy said that, so it must be true.
Oh well, there's plenty of other mediocre lefties in the sea. (Well not really)
Mission accomplished! Three (new!?) pitchers and an $80MM budget to start the season.
Dang...I was hopeful that the Twins would go after Saunders for a chance to keep Correia out of the roster...
According to mlbtrrumors, "The short commitment will allow Saunders to build value at pitcher-friendly Safeco Field and look for a multiyear deal again next winter."
Yea, but they still have payroll flexibility....so that's still goodness.
We made Saunders a one year offer. This is another case of a pitcher just not wanting to come here.
Gernzy what was the $$ we offered?
dollars and years
there are two parts to that
It's just too damn cold.
Probably wanted 2 years to come here. Also Seattle is looked at as being better than the Twins.
Disappointing, but the Twins said all along that they just didn't feel he was interested in pitching for them. Maybe climate or chance to contend. Maybe wanted to pitch for a team that trains near his home in AZ. Who knows? All of that could certainly be overcome with an offer that blows all others away and the Twins obviously have the money to do that, but while I like Saunders more than most people around here, even I can't really argue convincingly that he's worth going overboard with an offer to get. Would have been nice to have another lefty in the rotation, though.
There's one source reporting the deal is a one year contract in the $5-7 million range, with an "option year", but no report of whose option or if there's a significant buyout if the team has the option.
At any rate, it's safe to assume that Seattle gave Saunders the impression they have money and aspirations, since they extended Felix for 5 years to the tune of $135 million within hours of signing JoeJoe.
''Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that an anonymous source who was "familiar with the contract details" indicated a deal would be finalized before Spring Training that would make Hernandez the highest-paid pitcher in Major League history with an average annual contract value of $25 million.
Mariners pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp Tuesday in Peoria, Ariz.
Hernandez is already scheduled to make $19.5 million this coming season and $20 million in 2014 in the final two years of a five-year, $78 million contract he signed in 2010.
Nightengale's report said the new deal would replace the final two years of that contract and extend for another five years.'