Word is the Twins have reached an agreement with Phil Hughes for 3 years - $24 million. Another indication that the cost of free agents this year is through the roof, this deal exceeds almost everyone's expectations. While $8 million per year was widely believed to be what Hughes would sign for, few if any would have predicted a 3 year deal.
This, however, could be very good news for Mets fans. Thje Twins were reported to be the most agressive competitor with the Mets for the services of Bronson Arroyo. With the Hughes signing, following on the heels of the Ricky Nolasco signing, the Twins are almost certainly out of the picture for Arroyo.