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getty images The Minnesota Twins have turned their sights to Phil Hughes. Despite adding Ricky Nolasco on a four-year deal worth $49 million, the Twins are still looking to upgrade their rotation. Now that Ricky Nolasco is in the fold, #twins are likely to turn their attention to Phil Hughes, says a baseball source. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 28, 2013 Hughes, 27, finished the 2013 season with a disappointing 5.19 ERA in 145 2/3 innings of work. Thus far the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets have also been linked to Hughes.

Minnesota Twins reportedly will target Phil Hughes

The Minnesota Twins will likely look at free agent pitcher Phil Hughes after shoring up their rotation by signing Ricky Nolasco on Wednesday. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Twins will “turn their attention” to the former New York Yankees pitcher. Hughes went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA last season, but he was 16-13 with […]

Mets Blow It By Not Going After Phil Hughes

Since the New York Mets need pitching, it was discouraging to read reports they are not players for Phil Hughes. Of all the players in the free-agent market I thought the Mets had a chance to sign, the 27-year-old Hughes was it, and with him, had the biggest chance to produce at minimum cost. Yes, he was 4-14 last season, but he is two years removed from winning 16 games. HUGHES...

Disappointing To See Mets Bail Out On Phil Hughes

Since the New York Mets need pitching, it was discouraging to read reports they are not players for Phil Hughes. Two different sources confirmed they are out on Hughes. Too bad. Of all the players in the free-agent market I thought the Mets had a chance to sign, the 27-year-old Hughes was high on my list. I felt he had the best chance to produce at a minimum cost to the Mets. Yes...

Report: Twins agree to deal with pitcher Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins got a much-needed boost to a beleaguered starting rotation as multiple reports indicate the team has a agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Ricky Nolasco, who pitched last season for the Marlins and Dodgers. Chris Cotillo at first reported the deal. Nolasco, who turns 31 on Dec. 13, was one of the more sought after pitchers on the market along...

Report: Minnesota Twins Sign Starting Pitcher Ricky Nolasco to Four-Year, $49 Million Deal

The Minnesota Twins are taking steps to build a better roster for next year and ensuring they improve on a disappointing 2013 season that ended with a fourth-place finish in the AL Central division. That process continued on Wednesday when the team reportedly signed free-agent starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year deal worth just under $50 million. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports...

Halo Headlines: Phil Hughes on Angels' radar, Gutierrez designated for assignment

The November 29th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Phil Hughes on Angels' radar, Gutierrez designated for assignment and much more... The Story: The Angels are one of several teams with current interest in Phil Hughes. The Monkey Says: This has been a logical fit for awhile, but it sounds as if the Twins are about to make a big run at him...

Twins sign Ricky Nolasco, 4-years $49 million

The Minnesota Twins have signed right hander Ricky Nolasco for 4-years and $49 million. The deal has a club option for 2018 worth another $13 million. Nolasco had a 3.70 ERA combined between the Marlins and Dodgers in 2013. Nolasco has always been an intriguing talent, especially for fantasy owners. His skill-set would indicate he could eventually push him into the top 20 starter...

Minnesota Twins agree to terms with Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent right-hander Ricky Nolasco on Wednesday, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Source: #Twins agree to terms with Ricky Nolasco. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 27, 2013 Nolasco, 30, was traded to the Dodgers in July, and did not receive a qualifying offer. He posted a 3.70 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP across...

When Walk Years Don’t Work

The theory goes that some players can turn it on in the final years of their existing contracts on their way to free agency. The data say otherwise, as both writers and teams, have discovered. In 2013, we witnessed two contrasting examples of walk years from Ubaldo Jimenez and Phil Hughes. Jimenez seemingly flipped a switch in June, pitched like his old self and exercised an out...

Ricky Nolasco signs four-year, $49 million deal with Twins

Take another starting pitcher off the market: Ricky Nolasco is a Twin. Nolasco will make $12 million over each of the next four years, and the Twins have an option for 2018 with a $1 million buyout. The 30-year old Nolasco, who turns 31 in December, is the model of mediocrity. Before 2013, he had just one season with an ERA under 4.00, and that was his rookie year of 2008. Nolasco...

Twins sign Ricky Nolasco to four-year deal

getty images The Minnesota Twins have signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four year deal. Nolasco, 30, will make $49 million over the course of the deal reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The deal between the Twins and Nolasco contains an option for the 2018 season worth $13 million which can vest and turn into a player option based on the number of innings pitched by Nolasco in...

Twins agree with Ricky Nolasco on 4-year, $49M deal

After a few weeks of a particularly strong rumor mill, free agent starter Ricky Nolasco has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $49M contract with the Minnesota Twins. The deal was initially broken by MLB Daily Dish and then confirmed by CBS Sports on Wednesday night. The contract has a fifth-year option as well. Nolasco was seen as one of the offseason’s prime starting pitching...

Ricky Nolasco will sign with the Twins

Now that Dan Haren is all locked up, Ricky Nolasco is expected to flee for Minnesota per Jon Heyman at CBS Sports. Nolasco's twitter confirms this: The deal is not 100% complete. But considering how serious society takes their twittering, Nolasco's avatar all but confirms the deal is eminent. Nolasco was 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 165...

Reports: Twins bolster rotation by adding free-agent righty Nolasco

Twins bolster rotation by adding free-agent righty Ricky Nolasco.

Hot Stove Update: Angels Announce Smith Deal, Mets Out On Hughes, Twins Sign Nolasco

Way To Go Joe The Angels made it official and announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Joe Smith to a three-year deal worth $15.75 million. Smith, 29, had a 2.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 63 innings last season. Over the past three seasons, the former Met sidewinder has compiled a 2.42 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 197 innings in the 2011-13 seasons. He’s also been...
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