Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.

Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

Photo

Pirates signed Liriano

  • Please log in to reply
68 replies to this topic

#1 gunnarthor

gunnarthor

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 3,873 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

2/14. I guess it's a high risk/reward thing. Maybe he does better in the NL.

#2 SpiritofVodkaDave

SpiritofVodkaDave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,427 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

Wow. That is an odd contract. I am shocked to see him get more then 1 year.

I guess good luck to him and them, at least if he turns it around we won't have to face him.

#3 Winston Smith

Winston Smith

    Old Geezer

  • Members
  • 1,593 posts
  • LocationOceania

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

Sets up an interesting comp. About the same money Liriano vs Correia over the next two years should give us great fodder.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


#4 Brock Beauchamp

Brock Beauchamp

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 10,239 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

Quite a risk for the Pirates. They don't exactly have loads of discretionary money to spend on risky players.

Still, not a bad idea. If he can control his fastball at all, Liriano should be able to make NL hitters look like clowns.

#5 Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 827 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Free root canals every 5th day for Pirate fans, watching Liriano labor through games.Whew. Glad that re-signing didn't occur.Maybe the Twins can trade a top prospect for him near the deadline. History repeating itself.

#6 SpiritofVodkaDave

SpiritofVodkaDave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,427 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

Sets up an interesting comp. About the same money Liriano vs Correia over the next two years should give us great fodder.


Well he is getting paid 40% more each year.

I actually like Correia in that scenario to be honest. With Liriano you have to basically catch lightning in a bottle.

#7 TopGunn#22

TopGunn#22

    Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Very interesting. With his stuff, he could be solid in the N.L. With his head, the Pirates may have just tossed $14-mil out the window...

#8 nicksaviking

nicksaviking

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,977 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

Sadly, the Pirates also have more pitching depth than the Twins, so if he fails as a starter, the Pirates would be just fine commiting to putting him in the bullpen full time if needed.

#9 Top Gun

Top Gun

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,253 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

Scott Diamond recently underwent surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow.

#10 FrodaddyG

FrodaddyG

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 536 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

Well he is getting paid 40% more each year.

I actually like Correia in that scenario to be honest. With Liriano you have to basically catch lightning in a bottle.

Whereas with Correia, you're guaranteed diarrhea in a bucket.

#11 Rosterman

Rosterman

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,329 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

Now he gets to bat!
Joel Thingvall
www.thingvall.com
rosterman at www.twinscards.com

#12 gil4

gil4

    Irrational Optimist

  • Members
  • 812 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

I actually like Correia in that scenario to be honest. With Liriano you have to basically catch lightning in a bottle.


I would have preferred Liriano. His range is from dominant to horrendous. Correia's is from not very good to bad.

With Liriano, as you said, you have to catch lightning in a bottle. With Correia there is no lightning there to catch. I'd rather take a chance on the guy who has a chance, even if the odds aren't great.

#13 Willihammer

Willihammer

    ice cream correspondent

  • Members
  • 3,901 posts
  • LocationSaint Paul

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

More proof that elite talent will sign anywhere if the money is good enough.

#14 SpiritofVodkaDave

SpiritofVodkaDave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,427 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

Now he gets to bat!


That would assume he can make it out of the 2nd inning in his starts.

#15 Rick Blaine

Rick Blaine

    Member

  • Members
  • 97 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

so in essence we traded Liriano for Correia-one lousy pitcher for another- and we're paying less-- Look at the sunny side-- this is a good move!

#16 SpiritofVodkaDave

SpiritofVodkaDave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,427 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

More proof that elite talent will sign anywhere if the money is good enough.


Did you mean to post that in the Harden thread instead? :P

#17 Boom Boom

Boom Boom

    Hydraulic Choppers

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

For 2/14 they can have him.

For 2/10 they can have Correia back, too.

#18 johnnydakota

johnnydakota

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 1,498 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

Sadly, the Pirates also have more pitching depth than the Twins, so if he fails as a starter, the Pirates would be just fine commiting to putting him in the bullpen full time if needed.


With Taillon and Cole ready or nearly ready , it would not surprise me at all to see Frankie in the pen as a 1 inning reliever....
Especially with the Pirates looking to trade there closer

#19 Willihammer

Willihammer

    ice cream correspondent

  • Members
  • 3,901 posts
  • LocationSaint Paul

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

Did you mean to post that in the Harden thread instead? :P


Which one

#20 AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 399 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

With Taillon and Cole ready or nearly ready , it would not surprise me at all to see Frankie in the pen as a 1 inning reliever....
Especially with the Pirates looking to trade there closer


i think youre one to something there.