11-01-2012, 08:52 AM #21
11-01-2012, 09:01 AM #22
I think if the Twins were interested in bringing back Matt Capps, they wouldn't have paid him $250,000 to go away.
11-01-2012, 09:25 AM #23
So what you are saying, John, is that you think the Twins will be unable to sign Capps for less than $5.75 million (his $6 million option minus the buyout)? Otherwise, buying out his option has nothing to do with whether you want him back or not.
11-01-2012, 10:46 AM #24
would ken griffey jr. made his major leaque debute before the age of 25?
on another note ....r i p pascual perez , may god bless and keep your family safe
god bless america go twins
11-01-2012, 11:51 AM #25
No, Cal Ripken would not have been the iron man. But to say Griffey would not have made his debut before 25 is preposterous. Would he have debuted at 19? Maybe not, but like Mauer, he would have been up before he could legally drink.
11-01-2012, 12:05 PM #26
11-01-2012, 08:30 PM #27
Capps pitches poorly and the FO will get hammered by fans and the press, it will be considered another terrible move in a list of recent questionable decisions.
Capps pitches well and everybody will be waiting for the shoe to drop. He could be perfect the entire year, and the fans would still be questioning. There is no reason to have this distraction on the team.
And no, a right-handed middle reliever is not needed right now. We have Swarzak to fill that roll just fine. Could we use a reliever that we could trust in a high leverage situation? Yep. Would you put Capps in a high leverage situation? Nope. Not cavalier, just common sense. If the team does need somebody for that spot, guys like that are a dime a dozen without Capps baggage.