Crasnick: Twins keeping tabs on Malholm
ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick tweeted that in addition to the consortium of Garza, Arroyo and Pelfrey, the Twins are interested in Paul Maholm as well.
The left-handed Maholm pitched decently for the Braves last year, finishing 10-11 with 4.41 ERA (3.90 xFIP) in 153 innings. He missed a month of action due to a wrist sprain on his thrown arm and a few more in September because of elbow inflammation.
A below-average swing-and-miss man, Maholm keeps the ball on the ground (50.8% ground ball rate dating back to 2011) and, as such, keeps the ball in the park as well (0.86 HR/9 in same time span). He made $6.5 million last year and could figure to make a bit more than that (likely a Pelfrey-esque offer of two-years, ~$13M).
Of the four, Maholm's work has been second only to Matt Garza when it comes to ERA and expected fielding independent numbers:
What are you thoughts on Maholm?