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RandBall: Twins might have been wise to spend early in free agency

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • December 6, 2013 - 5:38 PM

We will refrain from making the "desperation at bar closing" analogy here because it is rather base in nature, but let it be said that the Twins might wind up looking smart -- or at least relatively smart compared to other teams -- by making two of their major free agency acquisitions early in the game.

Ricky Nolasco for $12 million a year (four years) and Phil Hughes for $8 million a year (three years) might not sound like bargains, but did you see that Scott Feldman got 3 years and $30 million from Houston.

Scott Feldman.

He doesn't strike out a lot of batters. He has two decent years to his credit. He is 30 years old.

This is the market right now. Never mind that Robinson Cano got $240 million for 10 years from the Mariners. That kind of thing is going to happen when a team wants to make a splash.

It's the Feldmans of the world that could make the Twins look smart.

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