01-17-2012, 10:19 AM #1
Twins and Glen Perkins agree to a contact
According to Jon Heyman, the Twins and Glen Perkins have reached an arbitration settlement of $1.55 million.
glen perkins gets $1.55M. #twins
Perkins was easily the Twins best reliever, working 61.2 innings while striking out 65 and walking 21. He held a 2.48 ERA while holding opponents to a .238 average. By Fangraphs.com's WAR standard, Perkins's 1.7 WAR was the 11th best among all relievers in baseball in 2011.
His $1.55 million salary was slightly below the one projected in the TwinsCentric Offseason GM Handbook of $1.8 million - a decent savings for the team given his performance.
01-17-2012, 12:07 PM #2
Twins and Francisco Liriano agree on a 1 year, $5.5 million deal
According to ESPN's Enrique Rojas, the Twins and Francisco Liriano have agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal:
#Twins and Francisco Liriano avoid arbitration signing 1 year contract for $5,5 million
01-17-2012, 02:37 PM #3
We probably haven't talked about this enough, but how good does the decision to NOT offer him a long-term deal last offseason look now?
01-17-2012, 02:43 PM #4
I said that on my podcast last night. I was good with offering him four years and $40 million a year ago. Sometimes the best transactions a GM can make are the ones he doesn't make!!
01-17-2012, 04:26 PM #5
I took a lot of flak in February for siding with the Twins on their decision to just go the one year with Liriano but his mechanics and reliance on the slider are a recipe for injuries. The real question will be what will the Twins do if Liriano has a 2010-type of season in 2012? Do you give him the multi-year contract or let him walk because of his injury potential?
01-17-2012, 04:29 PM #6
01-18-2012, 02:20 PM #7
FYI - I merged the thread abour Liriano & Perkins signing contract, ostensibly because they're both arbitration settlement, but mostly just to see what happens. :-)
01-18-2012, 04:46 PM #8