Saturday, January 19, 2013
Saunders choosing between four
By Jason Catania
The market for Joe Saunders has been somewhat under-the-radar this winter. The veteran obviously was never going to garner the attention of a Zack Greinke or Anibal Sanchez, but the word has been he's looking for a three-year deal. Whether or not he gets that level of commitment from a team -- and which one -- is something that we find out this week.
Saunders is expected to make his decision on where he'll sign in the coming days, according to Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com.
MLB Network Radio's Jim Duquette tweeted earlier in the week that Saunders is choosing between four teams: the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles have been in the mix for Saunders from the start, and the left-hander indicated that he would like to return to the team he finished up with in 2012. If another club puts an extra guaranteed year on the table, though, that could be the deciding factor.