over half the teams in MLB have signed an MLB free agent and several have signed three. I know many of these were their own free agents but still, there should at least be offers on the table. The optimist in me says there has to at least be offers out there that we don't know about right!?!? *sigh*
its like coming to TD and the like button being gone, seeing lots of complaints, staring your own thread about "where's the like button", and hearing it'll come back...but a week later "chirp, chirp"
Give us some Mojo TR And TD!!
Arroyo talked about the Twins, Giants, Angels, Dodgers, and Phillies as suitors last night in an interview on MLB Radio.
Supposedly, he also talked about his contract expectations -- anyone hear that part?
I understand that much occurs at winter meetings. I get that. I accept it. What I don't get or accept is when players like Arroyo and Nolasco have offers on the table and it is report that the Twins aren't one. Both players sound interested in us. I just feel like we wait for everyone else to act first so we can wait and see where the cheap buys are at. We are rich but we are waiting for all the quality meat to be bought, and then choose from the spoiled that goes on clearance.... Gross.
Is it against the rules to approach Arroyos' agent and say, "what will it take to sign your client, today?"
"We are looking for 3 years and 12.5 per year."
"Ok. We will pay that. See my accountant and lawyer on the way out to finish up the little details. Now, if you would excuse me, I need to let Chance know I'm not screwing around, and I actually signed someone!"
Make Garza an offer or another top guy an offer, if they don't accept then goto plan B:Nolasco C and D: Arroyo
While only having an offer to their top target would make sense, it has been reported that the Twins are trying hard to acquire two quality free agent pitchers. Do they have two offers out now? Seeing as top athletes often like to play with other top athletes, perhaps signing your second or third choice first might help sway your top choice into picking you.