The Twins are set to sign Ramon Ortiz to a one-year, $3.1 million contract, assuming that he passes a physical.
We're sure like to know who they wre bidding against. Despite being a flyball environment in a friendly environment, Ortiz was terrible after taking a $2.5 million contract from the Nationals last season, going 11-16 with a 5.57 ERA. Also, he was almost as bad with the Reds in 2005, finishing with a 5.36 ERA. We don't see how he's a better bet for 2007 than either Matt Garza or Scott Baker.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune