Run screaming to the hills, friends, I just read this on ESPN's winter meetings blog:

11:22 a.m, from Jerry Crasnick
* With the Twins in search of middle-infield help, one potential target is free agent David Eckstein. "I've always had a lot of respect for him," said Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire. "He catches the ball. He knows how to play. He's a proven winner."

Lord protect us from Ron Gardenhire's personnel preferences.