Aside from the punch in the gut that was the Joe Nathan signing with the Rangers news, it was a pretty quiet week in the Twins front office. However, I still wanted to check in with this week's news.
As expected, the Twins offered arbitration to free agents Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel. If those players decline and sign with other teams, the Twins will receive some draft picks. The Twins did not offer Matt Capps arbitration, but under the new rules, they'll still receive a draft pick if he signs with another team.
Making It Official
The one-year deal with C Ryan Doumit is official, hereby removing the "pending a physical" phrase. He says he is excited to be in the American League. He also has gotten to know Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau some as he works out in the spring in Fort Myers, so he has some ties with the team. Welcome Ryan.
The Twins have named Gene Glynn as the new manager of the Rochester Red Wings. He spent the last five years as a scout for the Rays, but he has lots of previous managerial and coaching experience. When the news broke on Twitter, a lot of folks tweeted that they liked the signing and that he's a good baseball man. Best of luck to him and the Red Wings in 2012 and beyond.
... And that's about it.