The Star Tribune put together a Twins' payroll tracker and estimates that the current 25-man roster creates a payroll of about $87-million. Signing Michael Cuddyer would increase that number to around $100-million. How much more would the team be willing to spend?
The Willingham, Cuddyer conundrum
Even with Josh Willingham agreeing to a three-year deal worth $21-million, the Twins are still in contract talks with free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Nobody knows if Cuddyer will re-sign with the Twins, and the addition of Willingham has created a puzzling story.