Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:47 PM
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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"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"
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 - 11:57 PM
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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.
Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:34 AM
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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".
Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:30 AM
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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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2016 2017 2018 the year that a good pitching prospect is truly blocked by 5 good pitchers in the starting rotation?
Offseason (noun) - a time to propose trades assuming opposing GM's can't do the same basic analysis
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.
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 - 05:48 AM
I'm curious if KC is as glad to be out of MN as much as the TD posters?
I'm happy to still be in Minnesota. Although Wales is quite lovely this time of year.