If you chose to not click the link, the list is as follows: Anibal Sanchez, Ryan Dempster, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Myers and Brandon Webb.
First, Brandon Webb. Yes, that Brandon Webb. Are we really still talking about Webb making a comeback? He hasn't pitched a meaningful game since 2009 and has had two, count em, two rotator cuff surgeries in that time. He's minor league depth at this point. Moving on.
Sanchez just proved his moxie in the playoffs pitching for the Tigers. He's also asking for six years and $90MM for his next contract which puts him waaaaaaay out of the Twins price range. Ryan Dempster pitched great for the Cubs and then admirably for the Rangers down the stretch. He may be 35, but could easily get a few years from a contending team. Call me crazy, but the Twins might as well not bother with these two. They've tasted winning, and the Twins don't have the Nationals pocket books (see Werth, Jayson). Even if the Twins and either players respective agents got into serious contract negotiations over a game of cards, Ted Ryan would eventually yell out WAR, which would be countered by "intangibles," and then they would end up playing Go Fish.
Brandon McCarthy, the stat man himself, already has the upper hand in that argument. They could yell WAR all they want at him, but he would simply counter with a "check out my sweet BB/9, SO/BB and HR/9 ratios." Is he a big ticket free agent, no. But, he still is a pitcher who at the back end of a rotation for a contender, or soon to be contending team, of which the Twinkies are neither. Brett Myers has turned into Mr. "I can pitch as anything you want me to be," and good for him for being so flexible. Bad for the Twins as that means his value his higher than that of any other innings eater on the market since he can be simply slotted into the bullpen if the team he signs with doesn't need an innings eater. Twins chances on these two, minimal, and I would probably have to put my eyes back into my head if they did get either one of these guys.