Agreed about Melotakis.
But when you are about $50M less that what you should be spending if you spent 52% of your revenue, why get rid of your best option out there (Duensing) instead of the rest (Albers, Thielbar, Diamond, etc.) Duensing was pretty darn good out of the pen the last 2 seasons. Last season with 3.24 he had the third FIP behind Perkins and Fien in the pen of any pitcher who pitched more than 12 innings. K/9 was 8.26, 4th, behind those guys and Burton who had 8.32. Inflation of other numbers because of his .348 BABIP is largely because of the Clydesdales trotting at the OF (and IF) corners. The Twins need to really fix that OF defense and today was a good step towards that.
Fair enough. I guess I've just been unimpressed by him out of the pen. I keep expecting better than what I've seen. What scares me the most with him though, because he is a reliever, is his WHIP. The only guy he was better than in the Twins pen last year in that stat, was Roenicke.