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    Quote from today's MLB Traderumors, hopefully Terry Ryan factors this type of further statistical grist to the mill to the point that he is still considering Capuano as an option:

    The Steamer projection system, however, projects that Capuano will be approximately as valuable as Bronson Arroyo...... Tim Hudson ....... or Phil Hughes!
    Time to scoop up the bargains as the prices are falling?


    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...tiz-appel.html
    Last edited by jokin; 02-01-2014 at 09:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy10 View Post
    That is a rhetorical question I am sure but just who was it?
    Joel Zumaya, late of the Tigers. And the flamethrower didn't get into a game, he blew out his arm warming up in the bullpen after having had two surgeries. He'd been out of baseball all of 2011 and was attempting to come back with the Twins in 2012.

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    Now that Paul Maholm has signed with the Dodgers for a one year base salary of $1.5M plus incentives to $6.5M, that leaves Capuano as a prime candidate left in the bargain range for LHSP still available. It seems that prices are falling further and Capuano is available at a discounted price to Maholm. Still no indication that the Twins are interested. Can they really be finished shopping, what with all of that talk that they still were willing to spend big $$$ and that they were going to get a higher-end 4th FASP?

    I don't see them in on any of the high-end guys. Seems that if you can get Capuano on a $1.5M base salary + incentives you can't go wrong- and they really need a Lefty.

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    I would have signed Capuano instead of Pelfrey. For what that's worth (nothing).

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    I've always liked Capuano... When the Dodgers added their 23rd starter before 2013 began and nobody knew what they would do with superfluous starters like Capuano and Lilly... I wanted the Twins to try and trade for him last year.

    Now... Well... I'd love to have him but I don't want to lose Deduno, Worley or Diamond just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I've always liked Capuano... When the Dodgers added their 23rd starter before 2013 began and nobody knew what they would do with superfluous starters like Capuano and Lilly... I wanted the Twins to try and trade for him last year.

    Now... Well... I'd love to have him but I don't want to lose Deduno, Worley or Diamond just yet.
    The Bronson Arroyo=Phil Hughes=Chris Capuano projections from multiple services for 2014 boggles my mind. 60-day DL Deduno, let Worley get a shot in the Pen and see if the Braves want Diamond back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    The Bronson Arroyo=Phil Hughes=Chris Capuano projections from multiple services for 2014 boggles my mind. 60-day DL Deduno, let Worley get a shot in the Pen and see if the Braves want Diamond back.
    There are days that I wish I had your confidence and conviction.

    Diamond was a pleasant surprise in 2012. That shakes my let him go world.
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    The prudent thing to do is to let the out-of-options guys fight for a roster spot, hoping that someone likes what they see and makes a decent offer for one of them. So much can happen that could impact roster spots for them.

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    From MLB Traderumors: More breakdown on Arroyo and his contract relative to other pitchers out there http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...ng-market.html

    In a nutshell, the theory is, the offseason market has fallen so low for mid-/back-end-rotation starters, that LHSP Chris Capuano might now be available for LHSP Jeff Francis-type guaranteed money ($1.5M in 2013).


    "If not, though, Maholm's deal doesn't bode well for a pitcher like lefty free agent Chris Capuano. Capuano's value has been similar to Vargas or Maholm the past three seasons (with 4.8 total fWAR)................

    Given Capuano's tendency to pitch reasonably strong innings when healthy, though, he could give his next team great value. Maholm's contract could be a bargain for the Dodgers, and the team that picks up Capuano could be in line for a bargain as well."

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    The Red Sox replace the 2013 $13.25M Ryan Dempster-debacle with a dumpster-dive-plunder in Chris Capuano- for only 1 yr/$2.25M base with incentives to $5M.

    With Paul Maholm getting potentially $6.5M, and Capuano projected to comp more closely to Arroyo, Hudson and Hughes, it's a shame that a team short a LHSP, didn't more seriously consider this low-risk option.

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