Curveball's fine; Correia looking for his fastball

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  • Updated: February 27, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Correia left camp and flew to San Diego for the birth of his third child.

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rodneyklineFeb. 27, 13 9:40 PM

Correia is not a good pitcher. What a waste of $10 million! The Twins will never have a #1 or a #2 pitcher. TR will never pay enough to sign better than a #3 and even if these new young prospects catch a bolt of lightning, they will be traded before they get there. It is a terrible strategy that he has because at his core he is too cheap to build a winner in the 21st century MLB. We need a GM with an aggressive plan that will pay the market rate for players. I really like TR as a baseball guy but unfortunately he is a dinosaur and needs to go.

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morty343Feb. 28, 13 2:39 AM

rodneykline, are you kidding? You think that if Ryan was given the go-ahead to sign FAs like Grienke, he'd pass?? Ryan is not the problem. It's the ownership, who fail to acknowledge that the business math rules of risk/profit/loss are different with MLB. Or perhaps they understand them all too well, but the Pohlads are too cowardly to pull the trigger on a few expensive pieces to give he team a legitimate chance to advance in the post-season. Mauer's contract kept the richest owners in baseball from going above their imaginary team "salary line" the last couple of years. They only added bargain pieces that added intrigue, and let pieces go and passed on signing ones that were required for real competitiveness.

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jaytee1Feb. 28, 13 9:20 AM

By self imposing a mythical salary cap, the Pohlad's cynically set up Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau to take the heat for the team's failure to sign meaningful free agents and retain its own stars. In reality, Mauer and Morneau are paid market value for their services and the Twins refuse to acknowledge that we just might need a couple of other players worth $20M in the open market to remain competitive.

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boneyardFeb. 28, 1310:40 AM

"He was probably a little frustrated. He doesn't like giving up runs, as he told us," //////////////////////////////////////// Correia must be frustrated most of the time, given the number of runs he usually gives up.

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boneyardFeb. 28, 1311:17 AM

Oh, and if he's looking for his fastball, a lot of those wind up in the oufield gaps and in the bleachers. I suggest he look there.

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xjritterFeb. 28, 1312:41 PM

Rodneysaid the Twins will NEVER have a #1 or #2 pitcher.....Can you even see beyond 2013? Does 2014 or 2015 count as EVER? The Twins traded for Alex Meyer who has the potential to be a #1 pitcher in 2015. They also traded for Trevor May who has potential to be a #2 in the near future. And pushing both of them is Kyle Gibson, who should be wearing a Twins uniform before the end of this summer. This year is a bridge to a future, once the team crosses this bridge, it has excellent prospects for very good to great starting pitching.

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sane09Feb. 28, 13 1:05 PM

"He doesn't like giving up runs,as he told us,"...Please name the last pitcher who answered "yes" to your "Do you like giving up runs?" question.

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jaytee1Feb. 28, 13 1:36 PM

xjritter: The issue I have with "the bridge" is that if and when our prospects make it to the major league team, our three major current contributors...Morneau, Mauer and Willingham...will be in decline. Will we have to wait for new prospects on the "bridge to 2020"?

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boneyardFeb. 28, 13 2:19 PM

"Please name the last pitcher who answered 'yes' to your 'Do you like giving up runs?' question." //////////// Eddie Cicotte and Lefty Williams, both of the 1919 White (er, Black) Sox. Of course, they would have probably liked giving up runs a whole lot more had they actually gotten paid. But your point is well taken, sane.

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partskcojFeb. 28, 13 4:11 PM

surely you jest. This guy never had a fastball over 85 mph. That's about the speed of a legit aces changeup. When the Pirates dump ya you belong in Triple A. This guy will have an ERA around 6.00. The fans in Pittsburgh nicknamed him "Meatball".

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