The Twins offered Lance Lynn $20 million over two years, reported Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but that offer may have come awhile back. It was described as “outdated” by one person in the know. It doesn’t hurt to try, but does seem a bit low, considering there were decent but not great middle relievers getting nearly that much. The Twins preferred Lynn to Alex Cobb, so it’s not a surprise they made a play for him. They are probably one of many teams looking to do something that would qualify as a lowball bid, and though that doesn’t seem like a deal commensurate with his abilities (he has a 122 ERA+) at this stage, teams may figure it’s worth giving it a shot .