Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:46 AM
Frankly, Correa fills that role this year. At present, we have 2 spots available for 3 worthy candidates (Meyer, Gibson, Deduno), plus plenty of rotation filler (Diamond, Worley, Albers) if we run into trouble. Arroyo just adds to the glut of options we already have.
Unless we are willing to go after someone with significant upside (Tanaka!), we should either stick to a 1 year contract or stand pat.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:12 AM
MLB Rumors has Mike Berardino tweeting (sorry, I don't tweet...) that the Twins want Arroyo for the top of their rotation, above Nolasco, and Hughes.
http://www.mlbtrader...B Trade Rumors)
So, basically the Twins came back and said something like 'Come to our nest, and we will give you the catbird seat.'
Money will feather the nest.
Ryan keeps hinting that the Twins have more money to spend, and that they aren't done in free agency. But I wonder... Many on this site are more than stunned by not one but TWO free agent signings. Three seems like such a huge stretch of "Twins Way" credulity that many can't imagine such extravagant spending.
Could it be true?
Nah, Arroyo is playing with the Reds. I'm willing to bet that he flies back home, to that nest we have come to know as the Great American Ballpark.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:44 AM
I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?
Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:07 AM
Payroll dollars are still available and this would provide another upgrade to the WORST staff in baseball. Not only would I sign Arroyo, I'd also sign Pelfrey if I could (assuming I couldn't get Garza/Tanaka). Now we'd only have one spot to fill from our "embarrassment of riches" of Gibson/Worley/Diamond.
In a perfect world, those pitchers battle for the fifth spot, provide depth if/when injuries occur, and/or provide trade chips for other areas of need. Ultimately, if (fingers crossed), Meyer, May, Berrios, Stewart, etc., prove they're ready for a spot in the next year or two, then we look to move the veterans for more assets.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:29 AM
Also Jason Stark says Garza may be close to signing and the Diamondbacks and Twins are the teams being mentioned, though the Diamondbacks appear to be the front runner.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:30 AM
Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:59 AM
Pelfrey was never good before TJ surgery and I don't think he will magically be good 2 years after. Arroyo is a good, but ageing, inning eater and Pelfrey is a below average, inconistant pitcher who throws less than 5 innings a start. Pass on Pelfrey, sign Arroyo
Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:21 PM
If Arroyo is worth $36 Million Dollars, this assumes 6 WAR over the next three years, and I don't like that bet.
But don't forget that you are using 2013 WAR dollars, which will not be accurate for a 2016 contract... especially the way teams are spending this year!