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    Twins and Glen Perkins agree to a contact

    According to Jon Heyman, the Twins and Glen Perkins have reached an arbitration settlement of $1.55 million.

    glen perkins gets $1.55M. #twins

    Perkins was easily the Twins best reliever, working 61.2 innings while striking out 65 and walking 21. He held a 2.48 ERA while holding opponents to a .238 average. By Fangraphs.com's WAR standard, Perkins's 1.7 WAR was the 11th best among all relievers in baseball in 2011.

    His $1.55 million salary was slightly below the one projected in the TwinsCentric Offseason GM Handbook of $1.8 million - a decent savings for the team given his performance.

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    Twins and Francisco Liriano agree on a 1 year, $5.5 million deal

    According to ESPN's Enrique Rojas, the Twins and Francisco Liriano have agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal:

    #Twins and Francisco Liriano avoid arbitration signing 1 year contract for $5,5 million
    After a very good 2010 season, Liriano followed that up with a 2011 campaign in which he struggled to throw his fastball for a strike, work ahead of opponents and battled through various arm injuries. He will be a free agent after this season.

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    We probably haven't talked about this enough, but how good does the decision to NOT offer him a long-term deal last offseason look now?

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    I said that on my podcast last night. I was good with offering him four years and $40 million a year ago. Sometimes the best transactions a GM can make are the ones he doesn't make!!

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    I took a lot of flak in February for siding with the Twins on their decision to just go the one year with Liriano but his mechanics and reliance on the slider are a recipe for injuries. The real question will be what will the Twins do if Liriano has a 2010-type of season in 2012? Do you give him the multi-year contract or let him walk because of his injury potential?

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    You are the winner!

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    FYI - I merged the thread abour Liriano & Perkins signing contract, ostensibly because they're both arbitration settlement, but mostly just to see what happens. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    We probably haven't talked about this enough, but how good does the decision to NOT offer him a long-term deal last offseason look now?
    I honestly don't think it'd be all that bad. They have no starters locked in past this year outside of Blackburn, and no one was suggesting giving Liriano huge money.

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