Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
is $12M overpaying Hunter?
Probably but I suspect the Twins looked at the situation and realized
1) There is no internal replacement
2) with $12M for one year they couldn't get as good as an external replacement
3) In the generally inflated free agent market you get a much lower return on your dollar
4) If they're "out of it" at the trade deadline next year and he's having a decent season, he'll make for a nice trading chip.