MLB rumors: Phil Hughes wants more than a two-year deal?

Sep 25, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes (65) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, it was reported that starting pitcher Phil Hughes was nearing a two-year deal with the pitcher hungry Minnesota Twins. That rumor proved to be just that – a rumor – and according to Darren Wolfson, those close to Hughes laughed off the notion that he’d even accept a two-year deal:

Source close to Hughes laughs at the notion of any 2-year deal. In other words, not buying the @MLBCountry report of #MNTwins close to one.

Hughes, a former first round draft pick never panned out for the New York Yankees, only posting an ERA below 4.19 one time in his career, doing so as a reliever.

Despite that, Hughes has drawn interest due to his potential and relatively young age, though, it seems a bit outlandish to ‘laugh off’ the notion of a two-year deal considering the track record of Hughes is quite suspect.

If a team like Minnesota, who is starving for pitching won’t pony up more than a two-year deal, that probably says plenty in regards to the confidence teams have in Hughes.

Topics: Minnesota Twins, Phil Hughes

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