12-19-2012, 10:26 AM #1
Got a call from the front office today
They wanted to know if I had a good time at Target Field this year.
At first, I thought they were going to ask me if I knew of any cheap starting pitchers.
12-19-2012, 11:17 AM #2
12-19-2012, 11:38 AM #3
12-19-2012, 12:07 PM #4
I would have told them that you did not have a good time because as a true baseball fan, you are more interested in the quality of the players on the field than you were with the quality of the taco-in-a-waffle-cone.
12-19-2012, 12:17 PM #5
12-19-2012, 12:21 PM #6
I'm trying to remember if I've seen a Twins win in the past two years. I'm somewhere around 0-8 since Target Field's inaugural season. At least 1-6 or 0-7 at best. Lost track of how many games I watched because of a couple rain outs.
12-19-2012, 06:07 PM #7
That's when you say... "I had a good time, but given the recent FA pitching signings, I won't be coming back."
12-19-2012, 06:27 PM #8
12-19-2012, 06:46 PM #9
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs have agreed to a deal with Carlos Villanueva.
Terms of the deal are not yet known, but, assuming it's not too out of line, it's another sneaky addition to the rotation by the Cubs. Villanueva was shifted back and forth from starter to reliever the last two seasons by the Blue Jays, but he pitched really well out of the rotation in 2012 before a couple late-season blowups inflated his ERA. All told, he put up a 4.16 ERA and 112/46 K/BB ratio over 125 1/3 innings this past season.
Source: Jon Heyman on Twitte
12-19-2012, 07:09 PM #10
12-20-2012, 01:01 PM #11
I got a call from the Twins front office today:
... they asked if I can throw strikes and battle.
... they were wondering if I knew the number of Mark Prior.
... they asked how I felt about their slogan in 2013: "Hey, we're a professional baseball team ya know."
... they asked a multiple choice question. When a pitcher's elbow is sore would I a) get it checked by a specialist, then rest and rehab b) rest and rehab c) get an MRI followed by rest and rehab d) ice it with rest and rehab before the next startDo or do not. There is no try.
12-20-2012, 01:13 PM #12
Tom Goz also signed for 2 years and 6 million. All that is left is Myers/Padilla, Saunders, Marcum maybe, Liriano/Pavano and Slowey. Could see a starting rotation of Liriano/Pavano/Slowey/Correia/Worley/Diamond with Blackburn in the wings. Should begood for 40 or so wins.,