01-16-2013, 05:37 PM #1
Article: Twins Notes: The Right to Bear Arms
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01-17-2013, 05:15 AM #2
Thank you for pointing this out. I have been wondering what they were thinking with all the pitchers they are bringing in. Seemed like far too many. This makes some sense of it, though they will still have to shed a hefty number as they certainly expect most of the players you mentioned to join the team eventually.
Not nearly enough room on the MLB & AAA rosters for all these guys.
01-17-2013, 08:30 AM #3
'more question marks than an interrogation.'
01-17-2013, 09:20 AM #4
Although I would have liked to see another pitcher signed with bigger potential.
I'm hopeful that the pure volume of arms to choose from will(at the very least) provide options to turn to.
Our Twins will be improved if we can simply avoid handing multiple starts to pitchers who are tossing 6 plus ERA's like we did last year.
If someone is not performing or injured. Hopefully we have the next guy to turn to.
01-17-2013, 09:42 AM #5
Cubs president Theo Epstein said he expects Scott Baker (elbow) to be ready for Opening Day.
Baker will be exactly 12 months removed from Tommy John surgery for the start of the season, so there's a chance he won't miss any time if he can avoid setbacks. More likely, the 31-year-old right-hander will begin the season on the disabled list to continue to build up his workload. Baker, who signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cubs in November, is expected to be up to 75 pitches by the end of spring training.
Source: Chicago Tribune
01-17-2013, 09:43 AM #6
Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox and Mike Napoli have reached an agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract.
The Red Sox originally signed Napoli to a three-year, $39 million contract earlier in the offseason, but talks hit a snag after an issue with one of his hips was reportedly found during a pre-signing physical. The injury is not expected to keep him from being ready for Opening Day, so it's surprising that Napoli wasn't able to do better in free agency. He'll now look to re-establish his value on a one-year pact. If healthy, Napoli should remain a decent fantasy option throughout 2013 as Boston's everyday first baseman.
01-17-2013, 03:12 PM #7
When you know that five fifths of your rotation will be made up of guys with no shot at 200 innings of sub-4.50 ERA, I don't think the number of people brought in matters. Guys who can lose 15 games and generally be awful can be found anytime you need them. If one gets hurt, you just walk to the nearest Cub Foods and grab a guy from the grocery-bagging team. In an emergency, they can let Drew Butera start, though he may be disqualified on account of having a fastball in the 90s.
01-17-2013, 04:28 PM #8
Unless the league starts letting us have a handicap where two guys throw at once - having this many "bleh" guys is not an advantage. In order to have lots of options, your options have to be worthwhile to begin with.