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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...HP-Mike-Pelfrey

#2 darin617


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

What are the Twins doing signing a bunch of back end of the rotation guys?

One last question, what does 5.1 K per nine innings in the NL translate to in the AL when you have to have a DH not a SP in the lineup?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Assume he's bein signed to be traded in July as MN gets ready for KGibson/TMay this yr & Alex Meyer next yr.
Hopefully get 15-20 starts out of him as Im sure MN will baby him in his rehab even tho there is no long term chance of him stayin.
OK signing...nothing more
Should have signed Scot Baker instead

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I guess Terry wants to corner the market on #5 guys.
But we all knew the team would do nothing, add nothing, spend nothing ..
and wait to collect lux.tax revenue

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

Another Jason Marquis/Kevin Correia type. I think this almost slams the door on getting Marcum or Jackson.
Let's at least pursue some high end infielders with the money we have. Don't allow this be the end of our free agency!

Edited by YourHouseIsMyHouse, 16 December 2012 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

So what do we have?

Lots of assembly required...

#7 beehles


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

Another crap shoot signing. Would be nice to sign a guy you know is gonna be ready to contribute to success right away vs a shot in the dark middle rotation type. I hope this works out for Pelfrey and the Twins, but time will tell. Maybe luck will be on our side for a change and they actually strike gold with this one.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Still just one comment showing up on the main page....

#9 notoriousgod71


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

This is really an inspiring move.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

The season will start about 10 months after his Tommy John, Gibson will be 18-19 months out and on an innings count. What do we expect out of Pelfrey?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

Gulp. Not even a year out of Tommy John when the season starts. So the twins still need 3 more starters. What? Correia counts? OK, then. 2 more starters, as i really can't see Pelfrey ready until a couple of months into the season. At least Ryan didn't sign him for 2 years!

............ and for what it is worth, the comments here still don't come up from the article links, except one.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

What's the point? Why even bother?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Not bad. A decent upside / low risk type of move.
I'll be this is the same deal the offered to Baker

#14 Mike Sixel

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Really not sure what to say, other than I am not surprised this is the route they took.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Does Terry Ryan even know what good pitching is? How many good free agent pitchers has this guy signed? Answer not many

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:43 PM


#17 Craig in MN

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Of all the free agent starters on the market, I think Pelfrey and Correia were the worst two that I expected Twins would be interested in. They go both of them, and not even all that cheaply. I really couldn't be more disappointed. With all the rest of the roster shaking out like it is, I think this increases the odds of Blackburn being in the rotation to start the season, so it's sort of a triple whammy. I hope Ryan has some money left to upgrade the defense behind them or I think this will get ugly. And the offense too, for that matter.

Notable stats on Pelfry: Opponents have a .691 OPS against him at Citi Field and about .842 OPS everywhere else. If Target Field plays a lot like Citi Field, he might be a half of a good pitcher...for 2/3 of a year.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Really not sure what to say, other than I am not surprised this is the route they took.

I wish I could say I was surprised

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

I'm probably an eternal optimist, but I think this move could be OK. Pelfrey pitched great in 2010; yes, he had a down year in 2011, but his ERA was 2.29 in 2012, before the surgery. It'll be interesting to know how well he does in his recovery from the surgery.*

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Pelfrey changed his approach in 2012. He started throwing more cutters and curveballs to go with his sinker. It led to a better swinging strike rate along with an improved strikeout/walk ratio. I know 20 innings is a small sample size, but at least there are approach based metrics that explain the improved results prior to Tommy John.

I actually love this signing.