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    Projecting the FA pitchers signed by the Twins

    My question is: what is an acceptable performance by the FA pitcher signings made by the Twins this winter? Most of the posters were excited by the signings, but what is the minimum performances that you are looking for from these guys.

    If I use Correia's performance in 2013 as sort of a standard, I would be happy with the following.

    If Nolasco can average somewhere in the high 20's for starts over the next 4 years, have 2 years slightly above the Correia Standard, 1 year near an Ace, and perhaps 1 year slightly below the Correia Standard, I will be happy.

    If Pelfrey can stay in the rotation all year in 2014 and pitch near 200 innings at anything above the Correia Standard and perhaps gets forced into the bullpen or on the trading in year 2 by emerging talent; I will be happy.

    If Hughes can remain in the rotation for 2 years, pitch above 160 innings each year, and is forced to the bullpen or the trade block by year 3, again by emerging young talent; I will be happy.

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    I will be happy if they pitch more than 5 innings a start. Shooting for 6 and 7 inning outings. Maybe a shoot out or 2 from Nolasco?

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    Instead of 2013 Correia as the standard I'd prefer 2010 Pavano. If any of them match that level it would be great. If two of them match it, there may be some noise in Target Field.

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    With Nolasco, I'm hoping for a sub 4 ERA in 30+ starts. I'm hoping Hughes and Pelfrey can be right around 4 in the same amount of starts. Biggest thing I want is that they all stay relatively healthy so we aren't calling up the PJ Walters of the world.

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    I hope Nolasco and Peflrey stay out of crooked innings and throw into the 8th inning of games on a regular basis.

    Hughes belongs in the pen IMO, he's been a stud in that role. Barring that, I don't want to see him getting burned by home runs in the third trip through the order, esp. multi-run shots. Pull him at the first sign of trouble and maybe he can put together something like 150/4.00 each year.

    Hughes PA AB/HR OPS
    1st PA in G as SP 1186 39.7 0.717
    2nd PA in G as SP 1127 22.6 0.795
    3rd PA in G as SP 765 18.3 0.841

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance View Post
    Maybe a shoot out or 2 from Nolasco?
    Haven't we seen enough shootouts over the last 3 years?












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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Haven't we seen enough shootouts over the last 3 years?












    Yes, and what's worse is the Twins have been showing up to these shootouts with knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Yes, and what's worse is the Twins have been showing up to these shootouts with knives.


    "What's wrong with that?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post


    "What's wrong with that?"
    Bringing a knife to a gunfight?

    I can see a couple potential problems. Range being the most obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post


    "What's wrong with that?"
    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Bringing a knife to a gunfight?

    I can see a couple potential problems. Range being the most obvious.
    Velocity being the other?

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    In signing three major league starters, I think the days of sub-MLB level starters is over. The team is "blessed" with eight or nine third through fifth starters. Starting pitching depth shouldn't be a problem. Starting pitching quality--still a problem.

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