Twins Notes: Pelfrey, Morneau, Buxton, Meyer

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

A few nuggets for you to chew on this morning.

Happy Friday, people. If you haven't read Stu's feature this morning, you really should. Go ahead, we'll wait here while you finish that up.

All set? Okay. Here's something to talk about while you count down to your weekend.

  • At 150 innings pitched this season, Mike Pelfrey will be due a $100,000 bonus based on innings pitched. It's a fair incentive for a guy fresh off of Tommy John surgery, and right now he's at 142.1 innings pitched. Phil Miller's tweet below was before Pelfrey's three-inning start on Wednesday.
  • It's good that Gardy won't let that influence his decision making. It's also worth pointing out that Pelfrey would garner another $150,000 bonus for reaching 160 innings pitched. With 17 games left to play this season, if he pitches decently that's a plateau he'll reach as well.
  • Darren Wolfson also chimed in on Pelfrey recently, believing that as a Scott Boras client he'll be able to cash in on a multi-year offer this winter. Wolfson also thinks the Twins should take a pass. It's hard to argue, knowing that Boras would make the Twins overpay to keep Pelfrey in the fold, but as recently as three weeks ago we were discussing how it would be good to keep him on board for next season considering his more recent performances have been (generally) better than they were at the beginning of the season.

  • Ryan's view is fair, although it's been a while since the Twins have had a starting pitcher prospect with peripherals like those. Meyer will participate in the Arizona Fall League, however, so Ryan and the rest of the front office will have ample opportunity to evaluate their prized pitching prospect before spring training.
That's everything for now. Enjoy your Friday.

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