Actually, based on the concepts of WAR, he more likely has less value than what they are paying him.
But that is all really beside the point. Its not the value that is problem. This team has plenty of money. The problem is that Jr would rather get a good deal on a 1 Win player, than get a mediocre deal on a 3 or 4 win player.
This team has 20 games or more to make up. And they can afford to overpay good players on contracts that are a mediocre value. Heck, Mauer is a mediocre value. But you fill your roster with Mauer's and you have a much better team than a roster full of Correias.
The rest of us are trying to hold our child accontable for thier mistakes hoping that they will not repeat them and they may develop into a functioning ball club er human being.
I think it's a more accurate comparison to be a Parent of a child that is getting into Bar Fights at age 12. Screaming at the top of his lungs in the supermarket that he wants Milk Duds while setting his sister's bra on fire and crapping behind the fridge where no one can see it but everyone can smell it.
The parent sends that kid to Juvie and changes the locks on the doors and picks up 3 or 4 new kids who are all fairly well behaved but struggle from time to time with advanced math.
My comparison is the most accurate!!! :)
We also see that Sanchez is contracted for an additional 3 years where his downward trends are more likely to be catching up with him. He's a much bigger risk, and that's where guys like Correia have their value. They're not as flashy effective, but they do help good teams win. If the team has a functioning offense that can put up similar numbers to last year, Correia will put the team in a postion to win a very similar percentage of games Sanchez will for the Tigers, at much less cost.
The annoying part of Correia's contract shouldn't be that he signed it, but that the flexibility it provided hasn't resulted in more signings.
No. At this point all you're doing is whining. You aren't in a postion to hold the team to anything. You're angry because you don't like the direction and there's nothing you can do about it. You're certain you have better plans than the Twins, but for a cruel twist of fate you are working at an insurance company rather than the Twins front office. It's stupid to keep carrying on day after day about the same thing. Kevin Correia is going to pitch for the Twins. If he sucks he'll get cut. If he pitches like he has, he'll win some games for them. It's just that simple.Quote:
The rest of us are trying to hold our child accontable for thier mistakes hoping that they will not repeat them and they may develop into a functioning ball club
Correia has accumulated roughly 1 FIP-based WAR over the last 3 year, and negative 2 RA-based WAR in that time. That makes him more of a replacement level player than a 1 WAR player moving forward.
You don't give $5 million to near-replacement level players, and you certainly don't give them multiple years.