The Twins and Francisco Liriano have agreed to a one year deal worth 4.3 million according to Fox’s Jon Morosi. The figure was exactly the midpoint between what Liriano asked for and what the Twins originally offered.
I think this will end up being a pretty good bargain for the Twins. There are always the health concerns, but he had a 3.06 xFIP last year and put up a 5 WAR season. Marcel has him projected for roughly the same FIP this year as last year (3.48), though for only 167 IP. Still, I think he will get into the 180 range and be somewhere around a 4.5-5 win pitcher. In any event, paying less than 1 million per win is a very good deal for an arbitration eligible pitcher. Nice job by the Twins getting this one done.