Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:01 AM
Bottom line: Do we take a chance on him and how much do we pay him?
-26 years old (27 in Jan)
-Had success prior to 2012 and was selected to 2011 AS Game.
-Young enough to possibly "get fixed" and improve his game.
-Probably won't sign a big money deal anywhere and could be a trade chip if/when we aren't contending by trade deadline.
-Low risk/high reward type of signing.
-Really bad 2012.
-Braves non-tendered him for a reason. Some think they did it sooner than they should have (wasn't he guaranteed 5.5 million?? Sounds ok enough to take a risk on him for 2013, but they cut him for a reason ... should be a warning to the rest of the league).
-Scott Boras client.
-A lot of fans from other teams are interested in their teams signing him. Will drive up bidding from other teams and possibly put the Twins out of it right away (especially with Boras as his agent).
What do people think would be a fair contract for Jurrjens? Would he be open to a one year make good contract with a lot of incentives? I doubt it with many teams interested. It only takes one team to offer him something insane. I have a feeling he'll get a multi-year deal. Maybe he'll even get an offer better than what the Braves would have been able to sign him for?
I'm guessing he goes 1 year at 5 million with some sort of option for 7-8 million for 2014.
The Twins could take the risk needing so many starters. He's an interesting name. They just need out-bid other teams and be confident he can be fixed, which I doubt will happen with Rick Anderson as the pitching coach. We'll probably see him sign elsewhere, but it's still a fun topic to discuss.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:36 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:28 PM
The blog linked to an article of the Mets giving Jurrjens a shot. My question is why haven't the Twins been more involved in signing this guy? He was awful last year, but his career ERA is still 3.62 (or around that ... going from memory here). He's 26 years old and has a chance to figure it out. Why not toss a couple million his way for one year? As we get into later in the month, he'll probably even be cheaper.
I have no idea why we haven't heard more Jurrjens to the Twins hype? If they won't go three years for Saunders or give Marcum what he wants, why not go for youth with at least a chance of fixing things?
What am I missing here? It seems like no team is going after Jurrjens ...if we give Harden a chance, why not Jurrjens?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:10 PM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:55 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:09 PM
Saunders wants that third year, guaranteed. Jair will get a minor league contract and invite, and probably have to settle for $1 milllion or so in the end. Hey, Capps and Rauch and LaTroy are still out there looking for work. And what does the future hold for Johan Santana!
Missed it by that[ ] much!
Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:27 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:55 PM
Given that he was pretty crummy even in Triple-A last year and his velocity has continually declined throughout his career, it isn't hard to see why.
I do agree this one is more meh for me too, but what the hell? Did the guy have next to no interest out there?