Friday, July 16, 2010

Mets, Twins apparently in the lead to land Ted Lilly

According to Hardball Talk, the Mets and Twins are the front-runners to land Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly:

And so he did. (Chicago Tribune's Paul) Sullivan notes that "Hendry would like to keep Lilly, but he doesn't know if the Cubs can meet his free agent demands in November so he has to consider getting something in return." He also adds that the Mets and Twins are the most likely suitors for Lilly, which matches an earlier report from Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com in Minnesota.

The good news about this? If they're willing to spend $6 million (-ish) on Lilly for half the season, one of them will lose out, and they may start to get desperate. The Roy trade will go on for another couple of weeks as he's trying to get that franchise wins record before he pisses off to a team that can actually win something.

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