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Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Twins Want Ted, But Ted May Not Want Twins

Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Minnesota Twins are reaching out to the Chicago Cubs about Ted Lilly and are willing to take on the remaining $4 million of Lilly’s deal, according to Ken Rosenthal.


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Awesome, right? Well, the hitch is that the Twins are one of the teams on Lilly’s partial no-trade list. Rosenthal suggests that Lilly would consider going to the Twins, but only if he gets “additional compensation.” I’m not quite sure what Rosenthal means by that – it’s not as if the Twins can say, “hey, Ted, waive your no-trade and we’ll give you five bucks.” I suppose it could be an extension, but it would be strange to have listed a team on your partial no-trade (i.e., I really don’t want to go to X team), and then say I’ll only go to them if they give me a contract that keeps me in that place I don’t want to go for even longer. But I guess that’s the allure of cash.


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