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2013 Rotation

Posted: 12/17/2012 11:21 AM

2013 Rotation 


What do you guys think the rotation will look like in 2013 at this point?

1. Diamond(he is not a number 1 more like a 3-4)
2. Worley(also a number 3-4 imo)
3.  Hendicks( I like him and hope he can break through)
4.  Pelfrey(if healthy)
5. Correria(dont get it), Blackburn, Duensing, Deduno

Why did we sign Correira?




Alls I want for Christmas is Gardy gone!!!!

Last edited 12/17/2012 11:22 AM by buckshot4227

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Posted: 12/17/2012 11:31 AM

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either Twins will lose over 100 in 2013 or they could surprise everyone like the O's did in 2012 and win a lot of games. the pitchers they have acquired might do a decent job if they all bounce back from less than stellar performances/injuries lately.
The lineup still has holes...the outfield is weakened without Span/Revere. 3B, SS, 2B all up in the air. Carroll will give you all he has; Plouffe is a mysteryman; all the other infielders are unproven. Assuming Morneau and Willingham aren't traded, there is still a bit of power in the lineup...but it sure doesn't look like the Twins are building to contend in 2013...right now they still are clearly the worst team in the AL Central
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Posted: 12/17/2012 4:44 PM

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1) Diamond
2) Worley
3) Gibson and/or Pelfrey
4) Hendriks, DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez
5) Correia

I 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.

 

 

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Posted: 12/18/2012 11:18 AM

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Having watched Hendriks pitch and totally dominate AAA hitters--its pretty clear to me his problem is between the ears, not his arm. He has to acquire some confidence that his stuff is good enough to get big league hitters out. right now, he has none of that confidence. While not every prospect makes it....its mostly rare when one this good in the minors, totally flames out at the big league level..to the extreme that we have seen with Hendriks.

I believe he is good enough to be a major league starter, but HE has to believe it as well. Gibson OTOH has yet to prove himself beyond AA level. And his lost season hasn't helped. I don't think anyone knows yet where he is at with his journey back. He has been inconsistent.
Deduno has shown flashes of pure brilliance...and also the ability to have less than stellar performances.

So MANY question marks. Which is usually the case with bad teams. ohlord
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Posted: 12/18/2012 11:48 AM

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Two double digit winners.... that's all.. *shakes head*
Losers whine about their best...... Winners go home and        %##%# the prom queen.
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Posted: 12/18/2012 5:01 PM

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ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote:

1) Diamond
2) Worley
3) Gibson and/or Pelfrey
4) Hendriks, DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez
5) Correia

No matter how this is sliced it screams 'mediocrity.'
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:16 PM

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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).
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:31 PM

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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).
Harden? Fill me in....brain cramp.noidea
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:57 PM

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Rich Harden - the guy missed all of 2012 and has had an array of arm problems/injuries since 2004 (when it was the very last time he was able to throw more than 150 innings. 

Talented?  yes.  Durable?  nooooooooo
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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:02 PM

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So yeah, another low risk/high reward TR signing, which I really don't have too much of a problem with... it's the crapola signs like Kevin Correia that really bother me.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 2:47 PM

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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.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:06 PM

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It was also reported today that Blackburn had to have another wrist surgery today and will not be ready to start the season, so we know he won't be part of the rotation.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:53 PM

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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.
I've been looking for something I can agree with you and finally, I TOTALLY agree with you on Joe Saunders.  While Kevin Correia is an absolute waste of money, I believe Saunders would be a good fit for us.

Count me in...
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:40 PM

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I'm conflicted on this one. I was hoping the O's would re-sign him. But if they don't, I really hope the Twins grab him. It would be a great addition.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:44 PM

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lol - well, since is in 'Twins Territory', you have uniquivocally be supportive of OUR signing him!
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:18 PM

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With Marcum going to the Mets, and word is the Orioles are also out of the Saunders signing, it's going to come down to the Twins or the Mariners.  We will need some veteran leadership when the young guns come to town in a few years, I hope they sign him for the three year deal he is looking for.  In any case, where does Saunders live?  Anyone know?  Seattle is pretty far from everyone, at least MSP is fairly central to the rest of the country.  I'm starting to feel somewhat good on the chance of getting Saunders.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 5:03 PM

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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.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 12:28 AM

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Correia eager to meet new Twins teammates

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.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:10 PM

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ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote:


Makes me feel a little guilty not giving this guy a chance before disliking him so much.

That guilt will all wash away when you see him pitch for us...

(and by the way, he may be a GREAT guy, but the fact remains he's a below average pitcher in the bigs and a horrible decision by our organization.  I definitely don't blame Kevin Correia for finding some sucker GM to hand over 10 million bucks for two years to him... more power to him and his agent, but you don't have to be Nostradamus to predict that he'll flat out suck).

That said, I HOPE I'M WAY WRONG (as I said when we signed Jason Marquis).
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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:40 PM

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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.

born in Falls Church, VA---which is why I figured he would want to stay with the Orioles.
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