Here's what Mike Max found surprising about the Twins new deal with Jake Odorizzi

The deal is reportedly worth 17.8 million.

Paul and Jordana
November 14, 2019 - 9:18 pm
Jake Odorizzi with the pitch

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While right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi resigning with the Twins was welcome news, it’s wasn’t necessarily unexpected, but News Talk 830 WCCO host Mike Max did find the details of the contract a little surprising.  

Max noted that as an All-Star, the 29-year-old Odorizzi, who went a career-best 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA last season, could have been expected to go for a multi-year deal. 

“It’s a little bit interesting because he was listed as probably in the top six free agent pitchers, meaning he had a pretty good market value out there, particularly for a starting pitchers. So he went with the 17.8 million for one year,” Max said during an appearene on the Paul and Jordana Thursday. “Now he could negotiate an extension to that during the year. And the only reason that it's a little bit surprising is that given his year and the fact that he made the All Star game, he could have gone hard after a multiyear deal,” 

Listen to his full take here:



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