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Nobody seems to know what the 2012 Twins' payroll will be

Last year, the Twins' payroll was right around $115 million. Next year's payroll estimates range anywhere from $95-$115 million. Nobody really knows. That's because Terry Ryan and Dave St. Peter keep sending mixed messages.
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Last year, the Twins' payroll was right around $115 million. Next year's payroll estimates range anywhere from $95-$115 million. Nobody really knows. That's because Terry Ryan and Dave St. Peter keep sending mixed messages.

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