October 10, 2006

Torii Stays

Torii Hunter will patrol center field at the Metrodome for one more year, as the Twins picked up his $12 million option for 2007.

I like Hunter a lot and was hoping he would stay, but I was hoping it would be more along the lines of a three- or four-year deal for less than $12 million a year. That's just too much for Hunter at this stage of his career, and it's the sort of thing that will give the Twins a built-in excuse to not spend any more money for the rest of the offseason. Mauer, Morneau, Santana and Nathan are coming due for extensions pretty soon, after all, and another starter and another bat wouldn't hurt either.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 10, 2006 09:52 PM
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