Posted at 10:08 AM on January 4, 2007
by Ben Tesch
...if by "big" you mean trouble and ERA. Sidney Ponson, he of the multiple arrests and recent ERA northward of 6.00, has been signed to a minor league deal with the Twins, hoping the change of scenery will do him good.
I know it's been really quiet in Twins Territory™ lately, but can you really expect any excitement or big results based on the off-season signings of Sidney Ponson, Rondell White, Luis Rodriguez, and Jeff Cirillo? Are the Twins just saving up for the eventual super giant contracts of Mauer, Morneau, and Santana?
On that note, based on the enormous contracts for mediocre talent that are happening this year, can you imagine what Johan Santana will command on the open market? It's almost not ridiculous to think he could get $30-40 million a year.
I'm scared we may be watching the beginning of the end of Johan as a Twin.
In related news...apparently the Yanks are looking at signing Doug Meinkewitz!?!?! He hits and fields like a Twin...not what I would call Yankee material.
Maybe we could sign him as our fifth starter...I mean, he probably wouldn't be that great of a pitcher, but then again, neither is Ponson.