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Cuddyer choosing Twins over Rockies?

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08:10 AM ET 12.13 | Some clarity arrived in the Colorado outfield Monday, but not in the form of Michael Cuddyer. The free agent is leaning toward staying with the Minnesota Twins on a three-year deal. The Rockies are prepared to go three years, but ownership appears reluctant to extend a $30 million offer. A decision was made on Ryan Spilborghs, the team electing to non-tender the veteran outfielder, making him a free agent. ... The Rockies are attempting to add a middle-of-the-order bat. They have been aggressive in their pursuit of Cuddyer, but must exceed the Twins' $25 million bid to have a chance. "There's no update," [Dan O'Dowd] said. Outfielder Josh Willingham, who has more power than Cuddyer but less versatility, is also on the radar.

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December 13, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Minnesota seems like the place for Cuddyer.

December 13, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Minnesota seems like the place for Cuddyer.

I dunno. He's more of a hitter thana fielder. Denver may be a great place for him to inflate his offensive output.

However, the absence of a DH works against him.

December 13, 2011  09:44 AM ET

More of a hitter than a fielder? Do you watch baseball? He's got one of the best arms in the game.

December 13, 2011  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

More of a hitter than a fielder? Do you watch baseball? He's got one of the best arms in the game.

Just because he HAD a great arm, doesn't make him a great fielder. He never really had great range to begin with, and often got a late break on high line drives, and now his arm strength is declining a little. His better days are behind him and he was never that great to begin with. He's always been a middle of the road player.

December 13, 2011  11:36 AM ET

willingham makes more sense for the rockies, this OF has more power in his bat plus he is likely to drive more than a 100n R.B.I.S in every season!!

December 13, 2011  11:37 AM ET

cuddyer should remain as a twin, he would be just fine and don't need to learn the national league!!

December 13, 2011  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

willingham makes more sense for the rockies, this OF has more power in his bat plus he is likely to drive more than a 100n R.B.I.S in every season!!

Because their cheap and he won't command as much salary wise as Cuddyer would.

December 13, 2011  06:12 PM ET

"The free agent is leaning toward staying with the Minnesota Twins on a three-year deal."

Huh? I havent heard any of this. I thought just by saying that he'd test the market, Cuddyer was gone. And since he hasnt re-uped with the Twins, it doesnt seem likely.

But then again, we signed a 37 yr old SS that hasnt started more than 50 games in a season. And made some questionable trades in the last few years- who knows?

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December 13, 2011  10:15 PM ET

I want him or Beltran in St. Louis. One of them plus Wainwright would make up for Pujols.

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December 13, 2011  11:58 PM ET

Be nice to see Cuddyer stay in Minny...players like him seem to disappear after they leave MN and aren't as relevant anymore.

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