Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:55 AM
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This is right in line with a ton of moves that the Twins have made and it's something they do well. Getting relievers in for spring training and getting them long-term deals. They've done it with Nathan, Crain, Rincon, and several others.
But what is really brilliant is that they do it BEFORE they end up committing to a role for a guy. I will be surprised if, by the end of this contract, Perkins isn't closing for pennies on the dollar for what a free agent closer would cost.
This is the silver lining of the Capps deal.
Wait, so the silver lining is that we DON'T expect Capps to be able to succeed long enough in the closer role that we will instead turn to a different pitcher to close who has got to be better? That's reminds me of an old "Beavis and Butthead" episode where Butthead kept on smacking Beavis in the face because after the sting wore off, Beavis appreciated how much better he felt when compared to when he was being smacking in the face.
I appreciate the attempt to stay positive about the Capps deal however.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:02 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:05 AM
i was trying to find some info on the Perkins situation with from two years ago and struck out. Can someone remind me what and when that all took place? I am referring to Perkins filing a case against the Twins based on his serivce time and arbitration eligibilty.
Perkins spoke out against how the twins handled him. I seem to remember he thought they were trying to screw him on service time. It was something along those lines.
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Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:23 AM
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:53 AM
I don't see closer potential. He lacks a 2nd top pitch
His slider was very good last year. According to Fangraphs.com's pitch value data, his slider was 9.9 runs above average -- 5th-best among qualified relievers. It's a very solid second pitch.