MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19: Michael Cuddyer #5 of the Minnesota Twins hits a double against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning on July 19, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
For the last few days, Michael Cuddyer has been handling a pair of newborns and considering returning to the organization he's played for his entire career. Over the last few days, the baseball world has been aware of the Twins' three-year, $24/$25 million dollar offer.
Now, according to Lindsay Guentzel, Cuddyer is hoping for a bit more.
This is interesting. I'm a big fan of believing in a player's value, and not going to great measures to stretch that value in order to retain them. So, what's the biggest factor here, if this is true? Is the $2 million the break point, or is it the extra year?
Even more pressing: is that $2 million over the life of the contract, or $2 million per season? An extra $2 million over the life of the contract isn't much of a difference. But $6 million is, and that extra year definitely is.
If this is even true...what do you say, Twins fans?
If...IF...this is true, how does it change your opinion of the Cuddyer decision?
I was never a fan of re-signing Cuddyer. (303 votes)
I was okay with 3 years and $25, but neither of these additions. (336 votes)
Give Cuddyer whatever he wants. (253 votes)
Give him the extra money, but not the fourth year. (270 votes)
Give him the fourth year, but not the extra money. (292 votes)
1454 total votes