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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...P-Kevin-Correia

#2 Brad Swanson

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Gross. At least he'll be gone in two years.

ERA+ of 68, 78, 88 the last three years. An impressive pattern, but terrible regardless.

Edited by Brad Swanson, 10 December 2012 - 10:05 PM.
Adding more hatred


#3 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

This is a complete and utter waste of 10 million dollars. Good god.

#4 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Tweeted by Parker: Last 3 years: Correia 4.66 xFIP, 13.9% K%, 1.23 HR/9. Guthrie 4.66 xFIP, 13.7% K%, 1.22 HR/9.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

Kinda pissed, but with the realization that this is the Twins Org., why even get animated with these fated, tepid moves?

#6 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

He's just there to throw his 350 innings until Meyer/May/Wimmers/Hermsen are ready. I get he's not great... or good... but the club got someone to (hopefully) eat innings without paying a ton.

I feel like Seth looking for the positive in this signing.

#7 John Bonnes

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Criminy. I can understand signing him - barely. But 2 years?

#8 Lesser Dali

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Tweeted by Parker: Last 3 years: Correia 4.66 xFIP, 13.9% K%, 1.23 HR/9. Guthrie 4.66 xFIP, 13.7% K%, 1.22 HR/9.


There is no need to drag metrics into this crime scene. It is gory enough the way it is. I find it some what funny that you threw your business partner and colleague under the bus on this one. LOL!

#9 righty8383

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

I really hoped we wouldn't sign this scrub. And 2 years!!! Disgusting...

#10 SirLoin

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

I'm ok with this....as long as he's the 5th starter. Hopefully there's one more starter on the horizon.

#11 darin617

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Jason Marquis all over again!

#12 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

Criminy. I can understand signing him - barely. But 2 years?


We're punting 2013. We're simply taking a knee in 2014. Here we come 2015!

#13 mike wants wins

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

What is the point of this?

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :)


#14 darin617

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

They could have signed him in January for $1.5M plus incentives for only 1 season not 2. If they can waste $5M/YR only him go out and throw 3YR $40M at Edwin Jackson and call it a rotation.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

Not happy about this. His ERA is not great, his FIP is not great. But...whatever, he is a 4-5 starter. Unless they surprise me, its clear the Twins are rebuilding this year. Just get some warm bodies to keep Gibson in AAA and wait for 2014.

I am glad I didn't go in on season tickets this year. I loved the trades and they were the right thing to do. However, to not spend money and go after some of the top line FA pitchers is just a big 'ol shame. Mauer's career is wasted. MAYBE he gets a chance to play for something in the 2015 - 2016 years. But the reality is he will be a great player on a ****ty team for at least the next 2-3 years.

I think its time to consider trading Mauer to Boston and let him play for rings and a HOF career instead of languishing on Terry Ryan's penny pinched roster.

#16 Fanatic Jack

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

2-years, $10 million for this bum. I just don't understand why we refuse to go after a good free agent pitcher. Ryan had the fan base believing after two real good trades and then goes and does something like this. I mean this guy makes Jason Marquis look like Cy Young. I think we all have to start thinking on another level like the Twins. Every single move they make is about saving money. Nothing more and nothing less.

#17 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

It is VERY Jason Marquis all over again. I don't understand the 2-year part of this the most. Consider this: the Twins are FORTUNATE to be getting rid of Blackburn's salary after 2013. And . . .WHAT DO THEY DO . . . they sign Blackburn 2 to a two-year deal so that B2 makes almost the same amount in 2014 as B1 is going to make in 2013. Think about this lunacy for a second. That is just a dumb use of money. If Terry Ryan was told that there was simply no way that Jackson, Marcum, or Dempster would sign with the Twins, then fine . . . but in that case don't then spend like this, but find 2-3 guys to sign on minor league deals. Go big (for the Twins, the above three would be big) or go home.

#18 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Criminy. I can understand signing him - barely. But 2 years?


We're punting 2013. We're simply taking a knee in 2014. Here we come 2015!


Yeah, pendulum shifting back. Span trade moved it toward punting. Revere trade back toward not punting. This ridiculous signing definitely moves is back toward punting 2013.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

He did not have balk in 2012. The new moneyball.


Sorry, it's all I got...seems like we could have given someone from last year these innings. Or maybe Aaron Hicks. Or Drew Butera.

Edited by Alex, 10 December 2012 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

"Best case scenario, he can find a way to be just about league average in 2013 and the Twins can trade him for a C-level prospect in July."

Not a huge fan of this signing, but I don't think the best case scenario is we're selling a league average pitcher in July. If he's league average I think we'll need him to make the playoffs...:)