Who's interested in Hunter, and who else is out there

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2007 - 3:36 PM

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)

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The marketplace for Torii Hunter

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.


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.

Historical perspective

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