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Lefthanders Dennys Reyes and Eddie Guardado and infielder Nick Punto were among 65 players who filed for free agency on Thursday, the first day players could do so.

Punto, who batted .284 with two homers, 28 RBI and 15 stolen bases this season, has expressed strong interest in re-signing with the Twins. The club, however, might look to upgrade at shortstop while leaving Alexi Casilla at second base. It's unclear if Punto would accept a utility role.

Reyes, 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA, might not return as he could fetch up to $4 million a year as a free agent. The Twins liked what they saw from rookie Jose Mijares during a late-season stint and might decide to use him and Craig Breslow as left-handed specialists.

Guardado, acquired from Texas on Aug. 28, isn't expected to re-sign with the club.

Players can file for free agency for 15 days following the end of the World Series.

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Of the 3 it would be nice if they could keep Punto. The others wont hurt to see go. Eddy was washed up, and Reyes was a specialty guy only comming in to see a few hitters at a time.

If they split, we get more draft picks, so bye guys.

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Punto will re-sign with the Twins. He likes it here. As far as his role, it seems like every year they want to use him as a utility player, but every year he ends up playing most of the time, due to players getting hurt. IMO

G.C.

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did u read the SI article about the Twins trading liriano to texas for 4 guys including Saltalamaccia and Blalock

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I would like to keep Punto. He's quite valuable to our team IMO. We can pretty much throw him anywhere in the field and can expect gold glove type defense, while he holds his own at the plate. This last year really showed us what Punto means to us.

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Blalock is done and Salty is a better 1-sacker than catcher. The twins are good at 2 and 3. It wouldn't surprise me if the twins moved L during spring training.

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LOL Blalock is 27. That guy has still got a solid bat.

You are right about Salty though. He has not panned out like many thought he would.

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Just think, last pre-season the Phillies were shopping Pat the Bat Burrell heavy. After watching the post season games he played in, I wish we could have worked something out

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I bet he would have been fantastic at the Dome too. Finally this year he came around in Philly. I didn't think he would with all that pressure from those nasty fans.

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They may as well re-sign those three, the way the twins are they will just replace them with 3 other players that perform the exact same. By re-signing them, then they don't have to pay extra $ for different names being put on a jersey

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the big sweat can go, we have that young guy majerus or what ever his name was coming back to fill the lefty reliever role

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Get rid of Reyes...his specialty is blowing the lead.I would stop watching the game when Reyes came in and start again when he left the game. If he has to face more than one batter the the score is either tied or behind after that. and that even if they had a big lead.

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Get rid of Reyes...his specialty is blowing the lead.I would stop watching the game when Reyes came in and start again when he left the game. If he has to face more than one batter the the score is either tied or behind after that. and that even if they had a big lead.

You just described the entire Twins middle relief, not just Reyes. Crain and Guerrier are just as bad.

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REYES IS A HELLUVA LOT MORE DEPENDABLE THAN CRANE OR GUERRIER

huh? guerrier until mid year was good, then overused and tired out. reyes was awful all year. there is more to pitching than ERA. Reyes came into 11 ball games this year without recording an out. He also was incredibly bad with inherited runners (which dont reflect on ERA).

with brewslow and mijares the big sweat doesn't do anything for this team

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REYES IS A HELLUVA LOT MORE DEPENDABLE THAN CRANE OR GUERRIER

My point was all of the Twins middle relief was scary last season, thats why I was screaming for Nathan to get some 2 inning saves, we blew a ton of leads in the 7th & 8th innings last season, none were reliable.

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Get rid of all 3.
I'm still tellin ya, it would be cheaper for the uniform costs if they kept them, this is the twins after all. That, or sign 3 different players whose last names are reyes, guardado and punto, heck even hunter, santana and guzman too.

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