MLBTradeRumors.com announces their free agent predictions
Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:15 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 31 October 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:19 PM
Sarcasm? What's worrisome is that if they sign Greinke they might not be in first place each of the next 3 years.
if the Twins don't sign Greinke they will be in last place for the next 3 years.
What's worrisome is that even if they sign greinke they might be in last place...
Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:47 AM
If the Twins are truly serious about fixing the rotation it can't/won't be done through free agency alone, one of Span/Morneau/Willingham/prospects will have to be moved for a front line starter as well.
That makes sense to me, considering that the Twins will likely get outbid on the good starters who are free agents.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:25 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:38 AM
Signing Willingham and Doumit last year was really encouraging, though. I would be really happy if the Twins went against their usual tendencies and went after some of the better Free Agent Starters or made some aggressive moves on the trade market.
Is there a list somewhere of Starting Pitchers that are likely to be traded? I've seen rumors about Buerhle and lots of speculation about Dan Haren being traded before his option is due- anyone else?
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:52 AM
I don't mind the idea of Blanton. He's an okay back end of the rotation guy and being at Target Field might help him suppress some of those HR's compared to Citizen's Park. He's not going to get 10 million this off season either.
Last year, Citizen's park was 11th in HRs and Target was 14th...so not much difference...and overall Target played more of a hitter's park than Citizen's bank. Source: ESPN MLB Park Factors.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:54 AM
Signing Willingham and Doumit last year was really encouraging, though.
True, but it was predictable...and also remember, they weren't additions to our roster replacing weak players, but replacements for Cuddy and Kubel. Yes, this year they were upgrades to those two, but that's one year and with the saved money they didn't do anything with it
Edited by ThePuck, 01 November 2012 - 08:00 AM.