The free agent market this offseason has been relatively terrible for the players and pretty great for the people who think the players make too much money. It's starting to get a bit ridiculous when it comes to an industry making well over $10 billion a year. A few days ago, we learned of Neil Walker getting a minor-league offer from the Royals and now there's this, courtesy of TwinCities.com:
[The Twins] recently offered a two-year, $20 million contract to free agent right-hander Lance Lynn, according to a person with direct knowledge.
Man, that's an amazing lowball offer, even considering what we've seen this offseason. It's especially head-scratching that the Twins thought they had a realistic chance to sign Yu Darvish. Lynn is no Darvish, I'm just saying that they obviously have the financial wherewithal to go higher in the hopes of landing Lynn.
Lynn, 30, missed all of 2016 after having Tommy John surgery, but he's 72-47 with a 3.38 ERA (114 ERA+) in his career. In his past three seasons, he pitched to a 3.06 ERA (129 ERA+) and put together a 3.43 ERA (124 ERA+) last season in his first year back from TJ.
Twins reportedly offered Lance Lynn two years and $20 million, which is a lowball
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