New York Mets' Carlos Beltran hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The Star Tribune e-mailed beat writers across the country for a better glimpse of who's interested in Torii Hunter. The results of the survey:
Twins: Haven't improved their three-year, $45 million offer.
Astros: Willing to move Hunter Pence to right field.
Rangers: Hunter, who lives in the Dallas area, seems to be the centerpiece of offseason plan.
White Sox: GM Kenny Williams reportedly plans to meet with Hunter this week.
Giants: Without Barry Bonds, they need outfielders and middle-order hitters.
Dodgers: Might move Juan Pierre to left field, if they land Hunter or Andruw Jones.
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Yankees: They have Melky Cabrera and Johnny Damon, but they need help replacing Alex Rodriguez in the lineup.
Nationals: There were indications last week that they contacted Hunter's agent.
Cardinals: They have Jim Edmonds, but he's gimpy and all their outfielders bat lefthanded.
Braves: They parted ways with Jones, and they were Hunter's favorite team growing up.
Padres: Hunter might be out of their price range, even if they lose Mike Cameron.
A look at the biggest contracts given to center fielders in recent years.
|Los Angeles - LP: H. Ryu||4||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: H. Kuroda||6|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||13||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: R. Porcello||3|
|Miami - LP: J. Fernandez||1||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: D. Hernandez||3|
|San Diego - LP: L. Gregerson||2||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner||4|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Capuano||6||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: P. Hughes||0|
|Washington - WP: D. Storen||6||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: M. Stutes||2|
|Kansas City - LP: L. Mendoza||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Masterson||6|
|Colorado - LP: J. Nicasio||2||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5|
|NY Mets - LP: S. Marcum||3||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: K. Medlen||5|
|Pittsburgh - LP: V. Mazzaro||1||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Parra||2|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Hellickson||6||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. Dempster||2|
|Oakland - LP: T. Milone||4||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: J. Grimm||9|
|Chicago WSox - LP: C. Sale||4||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Correia||7|
|Milwaukee - WP: J. Axford||3||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: H. Ambriz||1|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||1||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: J. Westbrook||4|
|Seattle - LP: J. Saunders||0||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: C. Wilson||1|
|Edmonton||6/21/13 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||6/27/13 8:00 PM|
|Hamilton||6/28/13 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||6/28/13 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||6/29/13 2:30 PM|