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Cubs and A’s interested in reliever Todd Coffey

Jan 31, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

Todd Coffey Getty Images

I’ve been confused about why the Twins haven’t snatched up one of the many low-cost veteran relievers who’ve signed recently and of the remaining options Todd Coffey would seemingly be a good fit, but Darren Wolfson of in Minnesota reports that they aren’t even in the mix for him.

According to Wolfson the Cubs and A’s are showing the most interest in Coffey, who made $1.35 million from the Nationals last season while throwing 60 innings with a 3.62 ERA and 46/20 K/BB ratio.

At this point in the offseason one-year deals worth $1 million seem to be the going rate for decent veteran setup men, and Coffey fits into the group that includes Brad Lidge, Chad Qualls, and Dan Wheeler.

  1. uyf1950 - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Ok, based on that picture. I’m going to say Todd Coffey is NOT in the best shape of his life.

    • cur68 - Jan 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

      Crikey man, I’ve seen heart attack victims in better condition than Todd Coffey in that shot. The buttons on that shirt are screaming for help.

    • pellypell - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      Round is a shape.

  2. muskyhunter2542 - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Man Boobs!!!

  3. fearlessleader - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I’d be happy to see him out of the NL Central, if only because the Cardinals’ otherwise excellent play-by-play announcer, John Rooney, canNOT resist saying “Coffey is perking in the bullpen!” every time he warms up.

  4. sjsharksfan11 - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Look at that gut in the picture! Surprised he hasn’t eaten the ball yet.

  5. ispysomething7 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    6’4″ 241 my ass? More like 6’4″ 297. He could be the ‘Skins starting right guard!

    • crisisjunky - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      HIS Ass is 6’4″241…… The Ghost ofFinley wants to put a claus in there to pay him
      15 Grand to legally change his name to Todd Coffeycake….

  6. APBA Guy - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Hey, the game has been too long without Bob Wickman. Looks like Coffey is channeling him. That, or he ate him.

  7. sawxalicious - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Get in my belly!!!

  8. ispysomething7 - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    I was thinking morts like Terry Forester than Bob Wickman

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