Pogotheostrich wrote:The Twins didn't pick up his option and he is now a FA. He is only 26. Where does he sign and who plays SS for the Twins next year?
Guzman's club option was $5.25 million, which is right around 1/10th of Minnesota's entire payroll. The Twins didn't pick up his option because they can't afford to give out that percentage of their payroll to a player that will (or should) hit 8th or 9th for them.
Guzman ranked 13th amongst AL SS in VORP this past season. Any team that wants to give him $5 a season had better be comfortable with overspending. I doubt he'll go for that much. The Twins are actually talking with Guzman about bringing him back, just at a much lower price than $5.25 million for 2005.