We learned on Monday that free-agent left-hander Joe Saunders has a one-year contract offer on the table from the Minnesota Twins.

Well, now it appears someone -- but not the Baltimore Orioles -- has upped the ante for the southpaw and offered him a two-year deal allegedly in the neighborhood of $15 million, sources have told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun:

A couple different industry sources -- and, admittedly, none directly involved with the negotiations -- have told me that Saunders has a two-year offer on the table.

The speculation is that it is worth roughly $15 million or so, and isn't from the Orioles.