The Twins exercised Joe Nathan's option for the 2008 season. Thank you Baseball Gods. Nathan is a fantastic closer (when he actually gets a chance to get out there and close!) and it is good to see that the Twins are doing what they can to keep their bullpen strong.
Torii Hunter is about to file for free agency. I will cry when he goes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Torii Hunter and somehow center field will not be the same without him. I wish Carl Pohlad, who is far far richer than George Steinbrenner, would cowboy up some cash to keep #48 at our center field baggie. Torii Hunter has been the heart and soul of the team, much like his predecessor in center field (Kirby Puckett) was. Say what you want about Puckett's off the field incidents, but anyone who understands baseball can tell you that on the field, Puckett was one of a kind and truly played his heart out.
I watched Torii Hunter's last home game as a Twin on TV (I wish I could have been at the dome, but it is an 1800 mile drive to get there). I cried in the top of the 9th inning when they pulled him out of the game, and when he came out of the dugout and tipped his cap. Torii, please do not go. Carl, please do not let him go.