No matter what you think of Capps, when you factor in forfeiting a compensation pick to sign him for more money than a number of other similar relief pitchers signed for this offseason, it feels like pure silliness. Nevertheless, I believe Capps can have a big bounceback season. Sure hope that's the case.
I would absolutely take Joe Nathan instead of Matt Capps. Hell, the money isn't even that much of a difference. It just seems like the Twins wanted some kind of stability, to keep a "good guy" and to not have to pay whoever they were going to pick with that compensation pick. They clearly could have waited and paid him about $2 million though.
I think Capps can bounce back and be a capable reliever. However, it just sucks that we pulled the trigger so early on signing him. It would have been nice to wait for the market to settle and get a better deal. If some other team had snuck in and made an offer during that time, it's not like we couldn't have replaced him.
Originally Posted by Parker Hageman
That's the phrase that launched BYTO.