From Minnesota, the other side
What’s an indication?
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
I received indications that the Twins offered Boof Bonser. Makes sense, as he is out of minor-league options, and the Twins would need to clear a spot for Washburn. As I wrote recently, Bonser is only 26, and it makes sense for a team that is way out of the race to let Bonser make 10 starts down the stretch.
Bonser isnâ€™t even eligible for arbitration, so the Mariners could have found a pitcher for their 2009 rotation who will make less than $500,000 next year.
Oh no. I have indications the Mariners insisted on getting one of the Twinsâ€™ current starting pitchers. Yeah, like Nick Blackburn or Kevin Slowey. That, friends, is sheer lunacy.
I’m interested to see what the Mariners leak in response to this. Blackburn or Slowey for Washburn and Washburn’s contract would, indeed, be total, howl-at-the-moon insanity.