Minnesota Twins hoping for a big splash this offseason probably won’t get it.
The Twins have $75 million locked up in nine players with determined salaries for the 2011 season. That doesn’t leave a lot left over for the remaining 16 players.
- The majority of writers have the Twins retaining starting pitcher Carl Pavano and designated hitter Jim Thome. But none of the five writers have the Twins keep infielder Orlando Hudson or reliever Brian Fuentes.
- Other free agents tabbed by the writers to be heading to the Twins this offseason are pitchers Koji Uehara (two writers) and Pedro Feliciano (one writer).
- All five writers believe the New York Yankees will sign Cliff Lee. I have no doubt in my mind of that happening.
- All five writers also have the Los Angeles Angels signing outfielder Carl Crawford. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Detroit TigersÂ or Boston Red Sox get involved in that bidding war. And you can’t count the Yankees out either.