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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:28 PM
I could have lived with Blanton as an affordable piece if he was paired with one of Marcum, McCarthy or Dempster. As one poster pointed out a few days ago, his FIP and xFIP belied his headline numbers this past couple of seasons.
Agreed, but 2/$15 is a little more than he is probably worth. Problem is TR is going to end up without a chair when the music stops if he isn't willing to overpay a little. There are still a large number of FA pitchers out there, but it sure seems as though TR is just waiting for guys like Edwin Jackson last year who get desperate and sign a favorable deal. You don't end up with the guys you necessarily want in that scenario. Maybe TR thinks they are all a dime a dozen and doesn't care who he ends up with as long as he can get three guys.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:30 PM
2/15 for Blanton? That's not bad.
If this is the price of pitching the Twins are in deep trouble. It mean the 6 years $15 million Sanchez wanted may be low to what he gets. Twins need to move fast to sign a second line pitcher or we will be into the dregs and we don't need more of those.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:31 PM
2014 will be a better year...
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:37 PM
So Jeff Francis is going back to Colorado? Is he a masochist? Why does he keep going back to that launching pad? I'm not a huge fan of his, but I'd have loved to see him sign a one-year deal for cheap provided the Twins had an option year. I'd be intrigued to see what he could do in a pitcher-friendly ballpark.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:58 PM
He needs to pay the market price for a decent pitcher. If he refuses to do this and fans continue pat his back by saying "that guy is too expensive" its time to trade Mauer because they aren't going to compete for at least 2-3 years due to their lack of pitching.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:18 PM
I really hope we push hard for Edwin Jackson and Marcum. Best "cheaper" options available and would probably be 1-2 in our rotation.