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Thread: Article: Capps reinstated from DL, Waldrop optioned to Rochester

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    Saves is a stat and pitchers get paid big money for this and managers know it.

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    Twins should be talking to the Giants about trading for Capps.
    Also people act like 4.75 million is an ungodly amount of money, there is no reason why a team won't/can't pick up that money the rest of the season and throw in a decent prospect.

    Other then K-Rod (who is very expensive) Capps is most likely the best closer/set up guy on the market this year, and teams for whatever reason have a history of over paying in both cash and prospect for proven closers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
    Saves is a stat and pitchers get paid big money for this and managers know it.
    While I understand the sentiment, then the GM should play "bad guy" in this role and tell the players that it's his idea.

    Baseball is about winning games, not making players feel good about themselves or making sure they get a huge payday. The Twins would never attract a big FA bullpen guy with this thinking but this thinking goes against the notion of a "big FA bullpen guy" in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Twins should be talking to the Giants about trading for Capps.
    Also people act like 4.75 million is an ungodly amount of money, there is no reason why a team won't/can't pick up that money the rest of the season and throw in a decent prospect.
    Why in the hell do the Giants want Capps? Casilla, Romo, Affeldt have and Hensley are more then enough?

    4.75 and a decent prospect...what world do you live in? This isn't Papelbon or some lights out relief pitcher. He's a medicore relief arm at best who's got a pretty healthy contract NTM the buyout for 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
    Why in the hell do the Giants want Capps? Casilla, Romo, Affeldt have and Hensley are more then enough?

    4.75 and a decent prospect...what world do you live in? This isn't Papelbon or some lights out relief pitcher. He's a medicore relief arm at best who's got a pretty healthy contract NTM the buyout for 2013.
    Casilla has been crappy the past 5 or so opps.

    Then again, I'm not sure why I am even responding to you re: this topic, we all know your rebuttal:
    "derp derp Capps sucks derp knowbody will take that ungodly 4.75 mil contract off our hand, Twins suck, Gardy Sucks, Cuddyer sucks, Plouffe sucks derp"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
    Why in the hell do the Giants want Capps? Casilla, Romo, Affeldt have and Hensley are more then enough?

    4.75 and a decent prospect...what world do you live in? This isn't Papelbon or some lights out relief pitcher. He's a medicore relief arm at best who's got a pretty healthy contract NTM the buyout for 2013.
    Remember, 1/2 of Capps 2012 contract has already been paid, so it would only be $2.375M or so. Can't disagree with the rest, though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Casilla has been crappy the past 5 or so opps.
    So he's had a couple rough outtings so you take on 2.37 million and give up a decent prospect for Matt freakin Capps?

    Quote Originally Posted by mini_tb View Post
    Remember, 1/2 of Capps 2012 contract has already been paid, so it would only be $2.375M or so. Can't disagree with the rest, though!!
    2.37 is alot for a guy that's a non-elite relief pitcher who's had health issues this season. Work in his buyout for next season and that's damn near 3 million dollars for a half of a season of Matt Capps. Would you pay 3 million for half a season of Matt Capps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
    So he's had a couple rough outtings so you take on 2.37 million and give up a decent prospect for Matt freakin Capps?



    2.37 is alot for a guy that's a non-elite relief pitcher who's had health issues this season. Work in his buyout for next season and that's damn near 3 million dollars for a half of a season of Matt Capps. Would you pay 3 million for half a season of Matt Capps?
    Absolutely not. Capps would be 4th or 5th on the bullpen depth chart for the Giants. That's a lot of cash for what would probably amount to a mop up guy. Besides, they've got Lincecum for that once they get fed up with him in the rotation.

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    The manager said that Capps will not be closing for a while... way to increase his trade value with half a month left...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    The manager said that Capps will not be closing for a while... way to increase his trade value with half a month left...
    Pretty sure this doesn't matter. Capps is going to a contender most likely as a 7th or 8th inning guy.

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