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Edited by h2oface, 11 December 2012 - 12:18 AM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:22 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:30 AM
You guys must really not like Terry Ryan and Kevin Correia. I post a positive note on Correia and it's gone in less then a minute. Simply amazing!
I think something is glitching on the site. I could only get the comments to come up if I entered here from the forum. If I clicked on the "read more...." at the end of the intro on the front page......... there were no comments on any of the articles just now. I can see your misguided "positive" comment just fine from here. ;-)
Edited by h2oface, 11 December 2012 - 12:32 AM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:17 AM
Time for a major change at the top. Terry's solid trades will never be enough to offset his stupid free agent mistakes and pitch to contact philosophy.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:05 AM
1. The pitch to contact, soft tossing comments are getting really old. Ryan just traded for three pitchers who don't fit this mold to varying degrees, it's obvious he's trying to find some guys who can strike people out.
2. Whining about the contract is a little premature until we see how the market treats the rest of the available pitching. There have been some bloated ass contracts handed out all winter, this could look somewhat reasonable in another week or two.
3. Blackburn is NOT a better option, he's completely imploded for two years in a row. They can't count on him for anything and any contribution he makes going forward should be considered an unexpected bonus.
I'll admit, Kevin Correia was the LAST guy I wanted to see them sign this offseason. But if he's being brought aboard to chew some innings to keep Gibson's innings down and give Hendricks, Meyer and May more time to develop while the team won't be competitive anyway, I'm ok with it. Maybe he'll do well enough to generate some trading deadline interest and TR can flip him for another diamond in the rough C prospect.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:12 AM
The 32-year-old, who had a 51.2 percent ground-ball rate, which ranked tied for seventh in the National League.
You say that like it's a good thing. The Twins play in a flyball friendly park and possibly have the worst infield defense in the league. Groundball pitchers for the Twins are going to get eaten alive in 2013. Unearned runs will lose you games just as often as earned runs, this defense needs strikeout pitchers and this guy is the exact opposite of that.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:16 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:22 AM
Did they simply misread the market and fail to open the checkbook when middle-tier pitchers were signing early or are pitchers really that adverse to signing in Minnesota? Are they now just desperate? Are they trying to keep the payroll below $85 million.
How I wish I knew what was really going on here.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:37 AM
The Twins play in a flyball friendly park and possibly have the worst infield defense in the league.
Well you got me there. At least their GM understands pitch-to-contact arms don't work well with a terrible defense and employ four starters with a K/9 of +7.5.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:39 AM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:40 AM
Well you got me there. At least their GM understands pitch-to-contact arms don't work well with a terrible defense and employ four starters with a K/9 of +7.5.[/QUOTE]
Right now, the 2013 Twins are still probably a better team than the 2012 Twins... By one or two games.
Sigh. I don't understand what Ryan was thinking with this "acquisition".
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:56 AM
The worst part about this deal is, unlike Marquis, with that 2nd year attached, no way will the Twins DFA him in June if he's getting lit up and a minor leaguer is kicking down the door ready for his chance. He's probably untradeable as well unless the Twins eat most of his contract.
So the rotation thus far: Worley, Diamond, Correia, Hendriks, Gibson. Assuming the Twins DO sign another FA starter, Hendricks or Gibson are starting in Rochester or the pen. What happens if everyone stays healthy and the odd man out pitches lights out and deserves a rotation spot? Do the Twins really have it in them to toss their new $10 million starter in the bullpen that quickly? Doubt it. No move would have been better than this move.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:04 AM