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Article: Twins Trade Kevin Correia, Recall Tommy Milone

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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:47 PM

Following Saturday night's game, the Minnesota Twins announced that they have traded starting pitcher Kevin Correia to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Twins signed Correia to a two-year, $10 million contract heading into the 2013 season and, while his numbers were mediocre overall, the right-hander was able to provide innings where a significant share of the staff could not.In 54 starts, Correia finishes his Twins career with a 14-26 record and a 4.49 ERA which was a product of his high-contact/low-bat miss abilities. According to Fangraphs.com, over the past two years Correia had the highest contact rate (80%) and the lowest swinging strike percentage (5.7%).

"I enjoyed every minute of it," Correia told reporters in the clubhouse after the game and being told the news. "The guys on the team, the coaching staff, everything was great. I wish we would have won more games, obviously. Besides that, I couldn't have enjoyed the time any more in Minnesota and this organization."

To fill Correia's roster spot, the Twins recall left-handed pitcher, Tommy Milone, who they received in the Sam Fuld trade with Oakland. Milone will start on Monday.

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#2 stringer bell

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:50 PM

Hallelujah!

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:52 PM

Willingham next?

I got nothing!


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

Willingham next?

I should hope so.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:02 PM

I appreciate Correia's professional approach and his contribution to bridging to the young players, but this move is overdue.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:15 PM

I appreciate Correia's professional approach and his contribution to bridging to the young players, but this move is overdue.

 

This can not be said enough, but particularly the bolded part

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:42 PM

Agreed... by all accounts, he is a professional, a good teammate, and he was exactly what the Twins likely thought he would be. He was certainly worth the contract he got. He stayed healthy and gave innings. really, his only truly bad stretch was about his first 8 starts this year. 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:49 PM

I hope to never have to be the player who was traded for Kevin Correia. Unless it's Drew Butera. #BoatAnchor #Forever

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

I'm going to the Twins/Astros game in Houston on Monday and I'm super excited that I don't have to watch Correia. Every Twins game I've seen the past few years has featured Correia getting blown up and I was kinda depressed seeing him as the scheduled starter on Monday. This is the best news I've heard in a while!
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:19 AM

I'm happy for him - he's going to a team with tons of talent that is likely going to the playoffs.Maybe he'll get a World Series ring.He seems like a good guy, and I wish him well. 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:23 AM

Though he had a 4.10 ERA since June 10th he won't be sorely missed.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:34 AM

Hughes, Gibson, May, Millone. I like the rotation through the first 4 so far! Heck, in '87 I only liked the first two names in our rotation at the end of that season!
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

Seemed like a good guy.No bad as 5th starters go.Good move for all.

 

That being said, it might be as instructive to know where the Twins stand and are headed as a franchise by hearing what KC's time here was meant to accomplish as it would be to hear another defense of Antony's remarks about his definition of FiP as "First strike in innings Pitched".


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:30 AM

I wonder if the names to pick from for the ptbnl are urias, pederson, and seager. Maybe all 3 #sarcasm

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:09 AM

Well done Terry Ryan. Wasn't sure he would be able to unload Correia--was suspected they would need to just release him.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:29 AM

The angst towards Correia is humorous.It was time to go but I'm glad the Twins had KC the last two years.it was bad enough watching all of the AAAA pitchers cycle through the rotation and get destroyed.Having one more of that craptastic quality would have been even worse.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:33 AM

I'm curious if KC is as glad to be out of MN as much as the TD posters?These "hated" ex-Twins seem to end up on their feet (if not better!) after they are traded.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:40 AM

Hughes, Gibson, May, Millone. I like the rotation through the first 4 so far! Heck, in '87 I only liked the first two names in our rotation at the end of that season!

 

What?You mean you didn't like Les Straker, Joe Neikro and Mike Smithson/Steve Carlton/Alan Anderson?They did win 18 games in total.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:44 AM

Huzzah!

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:48 AM

I'm curious if KC is as glad to be out of MN as much as the TD posters? 


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