12-11-2013, 12:07 AM #121
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Damn, I would rather have traded for Anderson than signed either Nolasco or Hughes. Oh, to have an above average pitcher on the staff.... Ah well, another season of mediocre pitching will just blend into the last 5 years.
12-11-2013, 07:48 AM #122
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I'd say the comp is closer to Gibson than to May. Bummer the Twins couldn't pull this one off, but Oakland is well known for wanting pitching and we really don't need to give any of that up... especially for a 2-year lottery ticket.
12-11-2013, 08:43 AM #123
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12-11-2013, 09:05 AM #124
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12-11-2013, 10:04 AM #125
On the other hand, the guy hasn't been able to stay on the mound for three consecutive seasons. That's a red flag to an organization that perennially trots out the worst rotation in baseball. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Twins opting to go for reliable guys with lower upside over the guy who hasn't accumulated a full season of innings in the past three years combined.
If the options were between another Kevin Correia signing and Brett Anderson, yeah, I'd be all over Anderson. But Nolasco and Hughes were perfectly reasonable signings given the Twins' current needs.