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.