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Report: the Twins are close to a “major free agent signing”

Nov 27, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors is hearing some buzz:


It’d be somewhat surprising to see the Twins sign a “major” free agent, as they have not been in the deep end of the free agent pool for a few years. But as Dierkes notes, the Twins have been linked to several free agent pitchers in recent days, including Matt Garza, Bronson Arroyo and Ricky Nolasco. There was also a report linking them and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who would make sense now that Joe Mauer has been moved to first base.

Because it’s the Twins, my money would be on a soft-tossing righty. They love soft-tossing righties.

  1. Bryz - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Supposedly it’s Ricky Nolasco.

    Source: #Twins agree to terms with Ricky Nolasco.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 27, 2013

  2. losanginsight - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    … and your new sift tossing righty is…wait for it….Ricky Nolasco!!!

  3. tfbuckfutter - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Did they finally find a replacement for Jim Thome?

    Travis Hafner perhaps?

  4. lyon810 - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    “Major” relative to the Twins organization, or “major” relative to the rest of baseball?

    • paperlions - Nov 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      I think it was a typo, it was supposed to say “major league free agent”, as opposed to their more common signings of minor league free agents.

  5. disgracedfury - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Ricky Nolasco is going to the Twins. This might be Hardball talk but it’s very slow ball talk.

  6. thebadguyswon - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Gonna be Nolasco or Santana.

  7. dcfan999 - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Ricky nolasco is the signing

  8. chacochicken - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    So with Ricky locked up they only need 4 more starters.

    • tfbuckfutter - Nov 27, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      Or….you know….5 more good ones.

      • chacochicken - Nov 27, 2013 at 6:33 PM

        I suspect we’ll be hearing or reading a lot of Minnesota referring to Nolasco as the Twins “ace”. I am just glad they are still in the major leagues.

  9. NYTolstoy - Nov 27, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Nolasco is at his best a #3 starter. In the NL none the less, though playing in the central isnt a bad choice. I still see him having trouble posting anything under 4 era. If this was their big signing, they’re in trouble. They might as well opened the bank for Garza or Arroyo for what Nolasco was asking for. SMH

  10. aphillieated - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    It’s Ricky Nolasco.

  11. joeyashwi - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    The Twins got their stadium so now they have the license to suck! Maybe a hundred losses this year?

  12. moenrosanne - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    my best friend’s mom makes $67 an hour on the laptop. She has been fired for eight months but last month her pay check was $17002 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this ……………>

  13. MyTeamsAllStink - Nov 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    major signing?Well for Minnesota it is I suppose

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