Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.
The Twins are very close to an agreement with free agent outfielder Josh Willingham on a three-year, $21 million deal, two people familiar with the negotiations said tonight.
An agreement with Willingham would signal the end of the Michael Cuddyer era for the Twins. Their final offer to Cuddyer was for three-years, $24 million.
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