Comments on: Twins sign Mike Pelfrey to one-year, $4 million contract http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: james brown http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-34926 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:22:13 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-34926 For a couple starts right before his injury, Pelfrey actually started looking like what he was projected to be. With luck, he’s turned a corner mentally and once he gets healthy, could be a nice pickup. Seems worth the gamble

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By: Brandon http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-33035 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:39:45 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-33035 How excited are Pittsburgh pirates fans over gettin Francisco Liriano for 2 mil more a season than corriea! At least when Frankie trotted out there you could legitimately flip a coin on 7 in 9 k’s or 3 1/3 6 runs…if the twins can’t score 6 runs a game they will not win. Sure hope Josh Willingham doesn’t come back down to earth…I understand punting this yr and playing for 2015 but Terry Ryan, and the greedy Pohlad family, isn’t going to spend money on Felix Hernandez or Ian Kinsler when they got free agency either. Every twins yr…lets through something at the wall and see if it sticks! The best a twins fan can hope for is that somehow we return to .500 baseball and the royals prospects flop and the hope Verlander blows out his arm…then here we come in September! AL central crown…look out!

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By: JS http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-32636 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:45:39 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-32636 Villanueva would be the type of player I was referring to as non-garbage. At least there’s upside and the option to shift to relief to offset the durability concerns. No idea why Ryan showed no interest in him.

Basically the Cubs are doing exactly what I wish the Twins would.

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By: Paul B http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-32573 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:33:50 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-32573 Correia signing looks even worse after seeing Villanueva signed for the same amount with the Cubs.

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By: Mike K http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-32190 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:47:21 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-32190 I realize that the Twins are building for 2014 and beyond but why does that have to be mutually exclusive to also putting a competitive team on the field in 2013? Are Pelfrey and Correia really the best they can do with the payroll they have available? Personally, I don’t think so.

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By: Sid http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-32175 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:03:55 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-32175 Isn’t the critical issue here that the Twins keep signing crappy low SO pitchers (on top of having BY FAR the lowest team strikeout rate in the majors last year), yet put a below-average defense on the field?

If there was a semblence of a strategy here to get a certain kind of pitcher for cheap and adapt the defense to support that I guess I could understand, but blowing up the OF defense then signing more pitchers who can’t strike anyone out is insane to me…

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By: BR http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-32035 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:27:32 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-32035 I agree with JS. Ryan might have misjudged the money that mediocre players would be getting this year. And while Pelfrey and Correia aren’t SO guys, it’s probably a bit unfair to assume based on these signings that Ryan and the scouts don’t appreciate enough the importance of strikeouts. They were talking with Liriano to bring him back, after all – a SO guy with command issues. He’s, probably going to get too much $$, though (or is at least looking for much more than what Correia and Pelfrey got).

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By: Steve V http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-31894 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:45:58 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-31894 Yecch.

Steve V

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By: jfs http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-31821 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:12:22 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-31821 if he can deliver 150-plus innings with an era under 5, it’s a good signing. same goes for correia. another signing around $5 million would be a good cushion. possible rotation of diamond, worley, correia, pelfrey, and swarzak to start the season.

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By: Ed http://aarongleeman.com/2012/12/18/twins-sign-mike-pelfrey-to-one-year-4-million-contract/comment-page-1/#comment-31777 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:22:53 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=89136#comment-31777 Fire Terry Ryan!!

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