La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports on the gap between the Twins and Joe Crede:
The Twins were present today in Arizona as Crede took batting practice. The Twins remain interested in his services, but indications are that Crede wants $7MM guaranteed – up to $11MM with incentives – and the Twins aren’t going there. Indications are that the Twins are willing to craft a deal that reaches $7-8MM with incentives. The incentives would occur right away, like getting $1MM or so for making the Opening Day roster.
It’s true that Crede is the only viable free agent third base option out there. But if these demands are accurate, Scott Boras is just not being reasonable right now.