The Free Agent Shuffle
Today, three Minnesota Twins announced they were filing for free agency. Here are the likely scenarios for those three guys:
Dennys Reyes- Unless he is dirt cheap (and if he’s filing that probably isn’t the case), the Twins will likely cut ties with the Big Sweat. He is too wild and too erratic, while Jose Mijares and Craig Breslow are just as effective and cheaper options.
Eddie Guardado- Despite all the excitement when Everyday Eddie returned to the Twins, he stunk it up this second time around and is almost certain to not be brought back. It actually wouldn’t surprise me if Eddie doesn’t receive any offers and retires before the 2009 season.
Nick Punto- Despite a bit higher of a price tag that Denny Hocking ever commanded, I can’t see Little Nicky leaving Ron Gardenhire’s side. Punto can play too many defensive positions and is too good of a bunter/aggressive hitter for the Twins to part with him. He has filled in admirably around the diamond and I would like to see him return.