La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

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.

Twins update: Agent Boras describes Pelfrey talks as 'ongoing.'

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: December 11, 2013 - 3:40 PM

Spider senses are tingling here at the Swan and Dolphin Resort.

The Twins, according to a source, met with Scott Boras, Mike Pelfrey's agent, on Tuesday night. Word is that the sides made progress on a deal. And there are some rumblings that the Twins might make some sort of announcement as early as today.

What's known is that the Twins made a two-year, $10 million offer to Pelfrey. If progress has been made since then, the Twins must have increased their offer.

I got a feeling something is coming either today or tomorrow. Is it Pelfrey or someone else? Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Boras today held his annual massive media session, during which he fielded questions about all his clients - and offered opinions on how much money the Cubs and Mets should be able to spend.

As for Pelfrey, he said: ``We have been with the Twins,'' he said. ``Terry and I have met a couple times, so the dialouge continues.''

Boras later indicated that multiple teams are interested in Pelfrey. especically since some other pitchers have come off the free agent market. ``We're getting down to the point where, all of a sudden, here they come.'' he said.

We'll see what Terry Ryan has to say about this later....


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