Terry Ryan talks free agent pitchers, Mauer and trades on MLB radio
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- January 18, 2013 - 11:57 AM
Twins GM Terry Ryan was on MLB Radio today, and while he didn't say anything earth-shattering, we listen to what he has to say in all forms this time of year. It was a brief appearance, but here are the highlights:
*Talking about whether the Twins are in pursuit of Shaun Marcum and/or Joe Saunders, Ryan didn't dispute the idea: "We're going to continue to be on the lookout for pitching."
*Asked whether he is concerned about Joe Mauer wearing down by playing in the World Baseball Classic, Ryan expressed confidence in the catcher's health coming off a bounceback 2012 season. "Mauer is 100 percent," Ryan said, adding he is not worried.
*Asked about a trade before the season starts involving a big bat like Josh Willingham or Justin Morneau, Ryan made it sound quite unlikely: "If you were going to do something, you probably would have done it by now. ... It's safe to assume you're going to see those guys in spring training for sure."
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