Found December 11, 2012 on
The Rhino and Compass:
At 930 this evening (roughly), the Twins came to terms with right hander Kevin Correia to a 2 year, 10 million dollar deal. Let’s let the Twins put the most positive spin on this signing that could possibly be made.
Correia posted a 4.21 ERA with 89 strikeouts and 46 walks in 171 innings with the Pirates last season. The 32-year-old, who had a 51.2 percent ground-ball rate, which ranked tied for seventh in the National League, made 28 starts and four relief appearances in 2012.
Well well well! SEVENTH in the NL for ground ball rate! What a stud! And only 89 strikeouts! Less than a 2-1 K/BB ratio! He’s a fly ball pitcher who allows a lot of contact that just dealt the two best outfield defenders on the team. How can this NOT work out? The nice thing is, he is an improvement over the current rotation. Only 6 pitchers have a lower K rate than Correia, and three of them (Carl Pavano, Nick Blackburn and Scott Diamond) were with the Twins last year. And they signed this guy, the second co...
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One significant year in Independent baseball and Jason Lane is back in the big leagues. During the Baseball Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins signed Jason Lane to a minor league deal.
I profiled Lane in August and at the time was named pitcher of the month for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League.
Lane’s signing was detailed on the Skeeters’ website and he...
When I think of impact moves for the 2013 season and beyond, the Twins giving Kevin Correia $10 million over two years is near the bottom of my list of all of the transactions that have happened this winter. I can't even sit here and pretend that signing Correia makes the Twins a better team, because quite frankly, it really doesn't.
The 32-year old Correia is coming...
The MLB Winter Meetings have ended. There were a lot of moves made and our Twins were in thick of it by making trades and offers to free agent pitchers for them to turn down. Then, the totally thinkable happened: an average to below average starting pitcher that literally never misses bats (well, 5.7% of the time he does) signed a two year deal. Welcome to the North, Correia...
The Minnesota Twins have signed pitcher Kevin Correia to a two-year deal worth nearly $10mm, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.
Correia just completed a two-year deal with the Pirates where he went 24-22 with a 4.49 ERA
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Known during his time with the Minnesota Twins for his hard-to-spell last name, his trademark bubble gum bubbles and his defense at first base, Doug Mientkiewicz will now be known as a baseball manager.
The 38-year-old Mientkiewicz was named Monday as the manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins High-A affiliate, for the 2013 season.
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Now with Revere and Span gone, the Twins are going to turn, most likely, to Darin Mastroianni to fill in as the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. However, with only 78 major league games under his belt, the former 16th round draft pick, is not exactly what any major league team would be excited to call their game day starter in the #8 position.
He batted only .252...
Bringing in help for a rotation that struggled in 2012, the Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Kevin Correia late Monday, according to multiple media reports. Correia, 32, reportedly landed a two-year, $10 million deal. In each of the past two seasons, Correia went 12-11 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, making the National League All-Star team in 2011. This...
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The Twins, taking my advice and not standing pat, continued making moves at the Winter Meetings to improve pitching in the organization, a desperate and drastic need, this time shipping out Ben Revere to the Phillies for a couple of young arms, and in a Shyamalanian twist the return they got for him looks more impressive than what they got for his predecessor (mentor? elder?) Denard...
Hey. Let’s all just try to be nice to Kevin Correia, all right?
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