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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:21 AM
A couple of things I don't agree with him on:
A) We didn't over pay Capps. I'm just not a fan of paying the guy 4+ million as a pitch to contact closer.
Is anybody actually critical we let Mijares go???
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:43 AM
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:47 PM
I guess what annoys me is that the Twins seem to be taking the same approach with the bullpen as last year's failed gamble -- watching bullpen mainstays depart (last year Guerrier and Crain, this year Nathan) and rather than signing established relievers to replace them, hoping that unproven internal guys can step up and do the job. We all know that marginal pitchers have turned the corner to emerge as solid relievers plenty often in the past, but the Twins are going to need several guys to do it this year if they actually want the bullpen to be an asset. Over the past decade, the lesser Twins team that have sneaked their way into the playoffs have always benefited from a deep relief corps that consistently held leads, and people seem to overlook that.
The other thing that bugs me is that after all the talk this offseason about creating competition in camp and making it so players have to earn their jobs, Capps was guaranteed the closer spot despite losing it due of poor performance last season. Perkins was ruled out as a candidate early on and there's nobody else in the picture who could realistically be deemed a contender for the role. I've said many times that I think Capps can be a fine closer if he's healthy, but there's no assurance his elbow problems won't crop up again this year. If he's closer to 2009/2011 form than 2010, this team has serious issues with late-inning RH relief help.
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