It has been three seasons since Brandon Webb has thrown a pitch at the major league level but this isn't going to stop teams from being interested in the former Cy Young winner. Following the holidays, the 33-year old will get on the mound in front of a handful of teams to try and prove that he has something left in the tank. The Twins will be among those in attendance but there will be plenty for Webb to prove after multiple shoulder injuries.
Terry Ryan hasn't exactly sugarcoated his approach to repairing the Twins' woeful pitching staff this offseason. It's about quantity, not quality.
"We've got numbers," the general manager said last week. "It's just a matter of who is going to emerge. Some guys will be injured. Some will fall by the wayside. Some won't be ready. But we have to have numbers."
Ryan is apparently poised to increase that number again, with reports arising over the
Two young live arms are now part of the Twins. The M & M boys part 2. May and Meyers in 2015. Hicks in 2013 and Buxton on the fast track in 2014 along with Sano. T Ryan should keep looking for stop gap solutions at team friendly terms until the young guns arrive. Diamond, Pelfrey, Worley, Correia, Gibson and whomever else Ryan picks up along the way. When Morneau is gone then we have money to look for bigger and better arms for today. Keep the faith.
Last time I checked the Twins were a small market team. Edwin Jackson and Marcum are risks in their own right but would demand larger contracts than Pelfrey and Correia. Pelfrey has pitched around 200 innings 4 years in a row until he got hurt. Correia has something to prove after being banished to the pen. Worley will be a starter for years to come. He is a bulldoh and Gibson 's time is now. Just like throwing crap against the wall T Ryan will accumulate arms and some will stick. My guess. He isn't
CBS Sports's Jon Heyman is reporting that the Twins have agreed to terms with RHP Mike Pelfrey. The 28-year-old pitcher made three starts in 2012 for the New York Mets before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery. The deal is reportedly for one year at $4 million with incentives up to $1.5 million more.
Pelfrey was the Mets first-round pick in 2005 out of Wichita State. He debuts with the team in 2006. He has made 149 starts (and four relief appearances) for the Mets in his career.
Episode 17 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.
Once again the Twins’ twins get together to talk Twins baseball. This week Eric and Paul discuss the Kevin Correia signing (yuck), a look at the 2013 starting pitching rotation and the outfield and the quick escalation of MLB player salaries.
I was perusing the videos on mlb.com today and reliving some old glory moments when I came upon a video, posted today that discussed who two analysts thought the Twins should go after over the rest of the season and here were the picks along with my own thoughts.
Analyst #1: Jair Jurrjens
Analyst #2: Mike Pelfrey
If I had to pick on I would pick Jurrjens. 2013 has already been flushed away and while both of these
Aaron and John podcast about the Minnesota Twins signing Kevin Correia for $10 million, Jared Burton's contract extension, how the podcast will cope with John halfway across the world, why Aaron wants to get punched in the face every day, Doug Mientkiewicz's return to the organization, more changes in the team's newspaper coverage, Ben Revere's power plan, thinking Nick Punto wasn't so bad after all, and predictable rejection.
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It's a holiday tradition as old as Barack Obama's presidency (...hmm that didn't sound quite as impressive as I thought I would...); every year, shortly after the Winter Meetings end, we Peanuts offer a poorly digested, mostly fabricated recap of the glad-handing and back slapping that turns four days of business meetings in a fancy hotel into something somewhat amusing.
We hope you enjoy this absurd dramatization of
I had a bad feeling going into this off-season the Twins would just shuffle their deck of cards and not really make any legitimate moves to strengthen their biggest weakness starting pitching. I was ambivalent after Denard Span was traded and did not know what to think. Trading a solid leadoff hitter, with a team friendly contract, for a talented but unproven prospect like Alex Meyer seemed very risky to me. I knew it was the right move but would of felt more comfortable getting
Updated 01-12-2013 at 12:59 PM by Fanatic Jack
Baseball is a form of theater. For example, we have our small-market Rebellion battling against The Evil Empire. These are the Meta narratives that we construct, in order to make sense and meaning out of a box score, or a trip to the ballgame with peanuts and Cracker Jacks with our children, or a beer with the guys.
So, take a break from the Hot Stove League, and consider (don't ponder, us Viking fans have done enough of that!), consider the question of Jeter's
The Minnesota Twins’ offseason has been interesting to say the least.
With the team trading away not one but two of their major league ready center fielders, the writing on the wall at 1 Twins Way appears to read that the focus is on the future. Outwardly, the Twins are sending the message that they are doing what they can to build a competitive team in 2013 but also taking measures to fortify the club for the coming years. Behind closed doors however, the
As the slow early weeks of this offseason dragged on, we kept hearing the same refrain:
Just wait until Zack Greinke signs. Then all of the dominoes will begin to fall.
True story. We're seeing it now. On Monday, the Dodgers announced they'd signed the game's premier free agent to a monstrous six-year, $147 million deal. In the days since, other top names have begun to quickly come off the board.
On Thursday, the Angels landed Josh
With the Josh Hamilton signing the Angels will likely have to move a position player. Could the Twins acquire Callaspo to play 2B? Should they? His history suggests that he is a below average fielder at 2B but he has a 275/335/384 career line. Otherwise he seems to be a decent fielding 3B. He is signed for this year at 3.15 M.