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#1 mikeee

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

MLB traderumours mentioned the Twins and Rockies are interested in Freddie Garcia...

Twins, Rockies, Reds Interested In Freddy Garcia: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com

Hope the Twins are outbid... :D
1-8 with the Yankees.. Not good at all!

#2 MWLFan

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

Awesomeeee! I can't imagine he would want to come and pitch here. Teamed with Santana and the Franchise is there a better starting staff in the American League.... Hold on was just informed it was not 2006 anymore. My bad. Continue doing what you were doing this offseason. Nothing to see here.

#3 chagen

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

What value does Freddy Garcia bring? Take away innings from somebody with upside Hendricks? Would be worse move than Corriea

#4 twinsfaninsaudi

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

What value does Freddy Garcia bring? Take away innings from somebody with upside Hendricks? Would be worse move than Corriea


He gives us numbers.

#5 chagen

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

He stunts the growth of people like Hendricks if your rebuilding you don't sign Garza

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

He stunts the growth of people like Hendricks if your rebuilding you don't sign Garza


Who exactly is this growth-stunting guy, Freddie Garza?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Yeah! Can't have enough back-end starters on major league contracts.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

In other breaking news, "Dog sniffs fire hydrant, tree".

He'll be 37 in June and exceeded his career ERA by over a run in 2012, so he's got some strong Twins cred working for him. Working against him becoming a Twin are a 2012 K rate increase and the fact that overall he pitched well except for a spike in home run rate. The Twins would need to overlook those strengths if they were to consider signing him.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

In other breaking news, "Dog sniffs fire hydrant, tree".

He'll be 37 in June and exceeded his career ERA by over a run in 2012, so he's got some strong Twins cred working for him. Working against him becoming a Twin are a 2012 K rate increase and the fact that overall he pitched well except for a spike in home run rate. The Twins would need to overlook those strengths if they were to consider signing him.


Livan and Sidney raised more hopeful expectations when they were contemplated.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

Chill guys, he'd only be the second starter the Twins signed who was banished to the bullpen last year. Besides, it's about quantity not quality this year least ye forget.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Livan and Sidney raised more hopeful expectations when they were contemplated.


How bad has it sucked to be a Royals fan? Just three years ago(!), they signed Ponson...after five consecutive seasons with an ERA between 5 and 7. Ouch.

And I agree. It seems like the mainstream coverage of the signings has been more realistic than hype during the Livan/Ponson/Ramon O. years. Expectations higher because of the stadium, or just better BS detectors being applied to the Twins PR?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

[quote name='LaBombo']How bad has it sucked to be a Royals fan? Just three years ago(!), they signed Ponson...after five consecutive seasons with an ERA between 5 and 7. Ouch.

And I agree. It seems like the mainstream coverage of the signings has been more realistic than hype during the Livan/Ponson/Ramon O. years. Expectations higher because of the stadium, or just better BS detectors being applied to the Twins PR?[/QUOTE]

For one thing, when Hernandez, Ponson, and Ortiz were brought in the team was better in general.

I haven't noticed more realistic coverage, though. I think when those guys were brought in it was met with a collective yawn.

#13 edavis0308

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Each off-season day gets more and more depressing in Twins land.

#14 johnnydakota

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Freddy G, and his 1-8 record along with an E.R.A of 5.20
wasnt that the starters E.R.A last year? Are we not trying to improve?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

[quote name='Boom Boom'][quote name='LaBombo']How bad has it sucked to be a Royals fan? Just three years ago(!), they signed Ponson...after five consecutive seasons with an ERA between 5 and 7. Ouch.

And I agree. It seems like the mainstream coverage of the signings has been more realistic than hype during the Livan/Ponson/Ramon O. years. Expectations higher because of the stadium, or just better BS detectors being applied to the Twins PR?[/QUOTE]

For one thing, when Hernandez, Ponson, and Ortiz were brought in the team was better in general.

I haven't noticed more realistic coverage, though. I think when those guys were brought in it was met with a collective yawn.[/QUOTE]

I believe that very irony was the intent I hoped to convey.

It's hard to stay out in front of the parody of a baseball team that this franchise has become.



#16 raindog

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

OF COURSE, they are. The guy just knows how to pitch.

#17 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

he alwasy shuts the Twins down... they are signing him to keep him away from the other AL Central teams.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Twins, Rockies, Reds Interested In Freddy Garcia: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com

He's old. He did have a decent 2011, but the last time he went over 200 innings is 2006. I'd pass unless it was a minor league contract or a 1 one year at say 1-2 million (2.5 million tops). I'm sure we'll see Pelfrey money for him.

Figured I may as well post the news (didn't see a subject about him) so the complaining can start and at least it won't climax when we sign him for a crazy deal, lol.

#19 ThePuck

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

of course Ryan has interest in him...he stinks...he'll fit right in with the rest of the bargain basement 'talent' he's acquired for the rotation this offseason.

#20 edavis0308

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

Man, if only there wasn't a thread started about this something like four hours ago..