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Winter Meetings 2011: Matt Capps Reportedly Re-Signing With Twins

The Minnesota Twins have already lost Joe Nathan this off-season, so it was important that they find at least a closer they could keep and count on for next year. It turns out that 2010 mid-season acquisition Matt Capps is going to be their man. As Steve Popper says via Twitter, the Twins are apparently going to re-sign Capps to a deal after he flirted with various teams like the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels or New York Mets.

Capps had a 4.25 ERA last season with 15 saves in 69 appearances. He's going to acquire many more saves than that next year with Nathan gone, but it also appears the Twins might continue to bolster the bullpen in some way, signing one more arm to round things out.

In another rumor, Popper also notes that the New York Mets might sign Brad Lidge, keeping him in the NL East. The former Phillies closer is certainly a risky bet, but the Mets are likely going to get him on an incentive laden deal.