Rafael Santiago picked Minnesota's max contract offer from among several bidders at the PM Part 2 cycle. It's widely believed that the Twins' pitching and bullpen coaches Wilfredo Rivera and Sadie Webster, heavily influenced Santiago's choice.
In the cycle's other huge move, the White Sox won Louie Young's services with a 5-year deal worth $87.3 million.
Left at the alter during preseason were the San Diego Padres, who had money to spend and had the best pitchers' ballpark, but were shut out on both Santiago and Vincenzo Smalley. We're awaiting a juicy quote from Natic_Empire for blog publication.