Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:10 PM
"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 23 October 2012 - 11:38 PM
Am I to believe that the Twins could baseline Baker and Marcum for a combined amount under $10 million for one year!? Let roll the damn incentives up to $20 million! If they perform great, $20 million would be worth it. If not,$10 or so is not killing the team for one year.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:24 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:14 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:20 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:41 AM
Marcum will not save the Twins, he is nottin more than what we got.
True. Marcum does have two arms, two legs, and is capable of throwing a baseball from a mound.
Past that, there aren't many similarities between him and the crap the Twins rolled out in the #2-5 spots in the rotation.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:58 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:38 AM
I'd give a guy like Marcum two years with a team option for the third.
According to Ryan, you aren't getting a pitcher unless it's a multi-year deal. Would Marcum be an exception to that?
Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:04 AM
Maybe the Twins could work out a trade with the Royals for Chen. He's only under contract through 2013 for 4.5 million.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:01 AM
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:27 PM
Something tells me he gets away.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:14 PM
~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~
Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:23 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:08 PM
Seriously, don't the Twins have a half dozen Marcums in the organization already? There seems to be no need to commit years to a pitcher that doesn't represent a meaningful change for the future? It's better to commit to one excellent pitcher than two "decent" veterans.
It's clear that you have no idea how good marcum is. The Twins have ZERO pitchers as good as Marcum. the concern is that he'll be injured and not pitch at all.
ERA's the last five years
Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:27 PM