Posted: 12/17/2012 11:21 AM
Last edited 12/17/2012 11:22 AM by buckshot4227
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:31 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 4:44 PM
1) Diamond2) Worley3) Gibson and/or Pelfrey4) Hendriks, DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez5) CorreiaI think we are assuming Pelfrey is signed for the rotation. After coming off Tommy John, he could be pitching limited innings, I'd rather use him in the 7th inning. With this in mind he might even split time with Gibson. Both would work well either in the pen or starting.
I was encouraged with the way Hendriks picked up velocity at the end of last year. He's got to get his fastball in the low 90's to make it. He was able to do that at the end of 2012 and it showed. I also like Deduno and maybe having Cuellar in the bullpen will help him develop. He's got one nasty curve and lots of movement on his 2 seamer (almost too much). The only way we do anything for 2013 is if guys like Hendriks, Deduno and Gibson come through. I see Correia as an expensive insurance policy that we hopefully won't need.
Posted: 12/18/2012 11:18 AM
Posted: 12/18/2012 11:48 AM
Posted: 12/18/2012 5:01 PM
ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote: 1) Diamond2) Worley3) Gibson and/or Pelfrey4) Hendriks, DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez5) Correia
1) Diamond2) Worley3) Gibson and/or Pelfrey4) Hendriks, DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez5) Correia
Posted: 1/14/2013 8:16 PM
Posted: 1/14/2013 8:31 PM
brian450 wrote: IF Harden makes a miraculous comeback and can stay healthy, we have a chance to be equal last year (but yeah, still finish last and basically stink).
Posted: 1/14/2013 8:57 PM
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Posted: 1/16/2013 2:47 PM
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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:53 PM
ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote: Ok, the word is that we're now in talks with Joe Saunders. I see this as a solid move. He wants a three year deal which sounds perfect. at 31 he should be fine especially as he's more of a control pitcher so his arm should be fine. Been durable. Lock him up. Let's get it done.
Posted: 1/16/2013 6:40 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 12:28 AM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Kevin Correia, who joined the Twins on a two-year, $10 million deal earlier this offseason, made his first appearance at TwinsFest and said he was excited to meet his new teammates.
Correia, who has spent his entire career in the National League, said he only knew Ryan Doumit heading into TwinsFest, as they played together in Pittsburgh.
"It's nice to get out here and meet some of the guys," Correia said. "Hopefully, I'll get over and see the stadium too and meet more guys from the organization like the coaches. We're only a few weeks from Spring Training, so this is kind of like the first feeling of the year."
Correia added that it wasn't a tough choice to sign with the Twins, as the club was looking to add starting pitching and has had a history of winning before finishing in last place each of the last two years.
"It was a great opportunity, with them getting some guys to really improve this team," Correia said. "From people I talked to about the organization, the coaching staff and the city, I couldn't get a bad word out of anybody. So it was an easy decision for me."Makes me feel a little guilty not giving this guy a chance before disliking him so much.
Posted: 1/26/2013 6:10 PM
ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote: Makes me feel a little guilty not giving this guy a chance before disliking him so much.
Makes me feel a little guilty not giving this guy a chance before disliking him so much.
Posted: 1/27/2013 9:40 PM
brian450 wrote: I agree. We need some type of veteran presence to anchor this staff and Joe Saunders ticks all our boxes (pitch to contact, durable, affordable AND a good guy in the community, etc...).My best guess is Virginia, where he was born and raised.