Twins enter Thanksgiving in a holding pattern

Posted on November 26th, 2008 – 3:17 PM
By Joe Christensen

Happy Thanksgiving, folks. All quiet on the Twins’ front.

Apologies. I know many of you are dying for some nuggets to chew on with your turkey and stuffing, but I’m anticipating a quiet holiday.

A Padres official told me they’ve had very little dialogue with the Twins, which should quash any thought of the Twins obtaining Kevin Kouzmanoff, Khalil Greene, Chase Headley, etc.

Casey Blake? Slight progress with the Twins since last week, but pretty much status quo.

So the waiting continues.

An agent reminded me today that we might see more movement after Monday, the deadline for teams to offer salary arbitration to Type A and Type B free agents.

The Twins must decide whether to offer arbitration to LHP Dennys Reyes, a Type B free agent. If they offer him arbitration and he leaves, they’ll receive a supplemental-round pick. If they don’t offer him arbitration, they forfeit compensation.

The Twins are among the teams reluctant to sign a Type A free agent because doing so would cost them their first-round pick in next year’s draft. So if a Type A free agent is not offered arbitration, he could become more attractive.

Either way, some of those unknowns will be answered Monday, so things could get interesting next week. Stay tuned.

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