Free agent classification: Type A
2010 basic stats: 5-7, 1 save, 3.17 ERA (full stats here)
2010 salary: $3.15 million
The Outsider's verdict: No
The primary problem with offering arbitration to Matt Guerrier is in the second line above: His status as a Type A free agent.
|Matt Guerrier has risen|
from mop-up man to
primary set-up man
in seven seasons with
If offered arbitration, Guerrier is likely to accept; and the Twins may not want to fit his likely award into their budget.
He's had a nice run with the Twins. Twice he's led the league in appearances. His ERA has been under 3.40 in every full season but one.
Not bad for a guy the Twins plucked from the waiver wire when the Pittsburgh Pirates decided he wasn't worthy of a spot on their 40-man roster.