Article: Starting Pitching for 2013 and Beyond
Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:32 AM
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:23 AM
None of these pitchers other than Gibson, if healthy, and Hermsen in the right circumstances (in AAA doing well and the Twins have no rotation) will be with the Twins in 2013. More like 2014-5 and then additional names, like some of the 2012 draftees need to be added to the equation
I believe that is why he said for 2013 and beyond.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:32 AM
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Potential 2013 FA Starting Pitchers * indicates option
Scott Baker *
Fausto Carmona *
Jorge De La Rosa *
R.A. Dickey *
Scott Feldman *
Gavin Floyd *
Dan Haren *
Tim Hudson *
Brett Myers *
Jake Peavy *
Ervin Santana *
James Shields *
Jake Westbrook *
Randy Wolf *
Carlos Zambrano *
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:59 AM
Does Ryan have any history of signing starting pitching in free agency? He has signed a lot of scrap heap guys but has he ever signed a quality free agent? Is there any reason to think he might start or is it more likely he cuts payroll further next winter?
Well to be fair, prior to last off-season Ryan had never had a really legit budget to sign anything worthwhile in free agency, payroll jumped once Target Field was opened and Billy Smith was the money writing the checks at this point, Ryan got his first real shot this past off-season and faired pretty well I think:
Willingham (A) - Great signing, might be the best FA bargain in all of baseball this year. Also he made the wise choices in letting Cuddyer/Kubel walk and got picks.
Doumit (B+)- Another very good signing, if he can stay somewhat healthy Doumit provides a nice bat and adds depth at the C that the Twins haven't had in quite some time.
Carroll ( - Wasn't so sure about a two year deal, but Carroll has been a nice player who has helped stablize the MI and even 3B for a short time. He is also continuing to get on base at a .340 clip which is all you can really ask for out of a #9 hitter. If his average picks up a tad bit you are looking at a .350 OBP type guy at the bottom of the lineup.
Capps ©- Overpaid him a tad bit and we lost a pick because of him, however he has been an effective closer (1 b.s. so far), if he comes back healthy he could net us a decent return via trade
Marquis (F)- Marquis was flat out awful, at least they only paid him a small amount and only 1 year.
Depending on Payroll Ryan will have between 25 and 35 million to spend in the FA market next year, I trust he will be able to bring in some SP help at the very least with that. Should be interesting and it most certainly will be a very important off-season.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:11 PM
If the players with an option are any good their club will retain them. If not retained they would fall to the label of scrap heap. Of the remaining starters, when you look at their current contracts and assuming a raise, can you see the Twins paying that much for a top line starter? I would think the Twins are more likely to go with a scrap heap pitcher by trade or signing and hope it works out for a year or two like Pavano did. Jack Morris and Bert Blyleven had down years before a resurgence with the Twins.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:04 PM