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December 2, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier Home

by Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre



MINNESOTA TWINS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Reportedly signed RHP Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million contract, pending a physical. [12/1]

In the last week of spring training, I identified five players who were entering their walk year and were “balanced on the border between ‘about to be rich’ and ‘about to be richer.’” “If they can turn in strong seasons, they’ll command big-time contracts,” I wrote, “but any missteps could cost them some serious cash.” One of the players I picked, Phil Hughes, made more than a few missteps, finishing with an ERA over five. And now we know roughly how much cash he cost himself.

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