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    Correia will bring nothing in trade even if he pitches well until the deadline. People aren't fooled. He has been well over .300 batting average against all year. You will get the same now as at anytime...... or nothing. The Twins have no chance with the present staff in the Playoffs if they even get there, which is still very doubtful. If the young pitchers pitch to a 5.00 era........ how have you lost anything? And they could surprise us all. Waiting until their arm is dead in August and have them throwing 120 pitches in AAA is not setting them up for success. Making them wait just frustrates them, and deservedly so. So, let the young guns try to help the Twins get to the Playoffs. May as well have the young pitching seasoned in the bigs when the bats get here. And 24-26 isn't really young anymore. That is getting to be prime time. 20-23 is young. Or....... wait until they aren't young anymore and then find out..... as that seems to be the current "Twins' Way". But then you have 27-30 year old pitchers and you can't bring them up no matter how well they do, because they are old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
    It didn't work for him in 2012 in Pittsburgh.
    Actually, you are incorrect. KC's salary drive in 2012 while still with Pirates worked out quite well for Correia.

    From 7-26 through 10-2 of 2012, in his last 12 games, Correia put up an ERA of 3.71, with a FIP @ 3.52, while increasing his K/9 by nearly a full strike out and K% by over 3%. It certainly was an impressive enough string of performances to convince Terry Ryan to take a flyer on him- hence Terry's famous defense when he signed Correia- "better than his numbers indicate."

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oface View Post
    Correia will bring nothing in trade even if he pitches well until the deadline. People aren't fooled. He has been well over .300 batting average against all year. You will get the same now as at anytime...... or nothing. The Twins have no chance with the present staff in the Playoffs if they even get there, which is still very doubtful. If the young pitchers pitch to a 5.00 era........ how have you lost anything? And they could surprise us all. Waiting until their arm is dead in August and have them throwing 120 pitches in AAA is not setting them up for success. Making them wait just frustrates them, and deservedly so. So, let the young guns try to help the Twins get to the Playoffs. May as well have the young pitching seasoned in the bigs when the bats get here. And 24-26 isn't really young anymore. That is getting to be prime time. 20-23 is young. Or....... wait until they aren't young anymore and then find out..... as that seems to be the current "Twins' Way". But then you have 27-30 year old pitchers and you can't bring them up no matter how well they do, because they are old.
    Man you nailed it here, H2O. One other dimension worth noting, the Twins pride themselves on picking up multiple AAAA or way-out-of-favor/unknown players, and then offering them probably their only realistic hope of securing a full-time major league job should they somehow miraculously take advantage of their opportunity. Giving the chance of a lifetime to the likes of Colabello, Albers and Pino helps them stock their high minors with willing signees, and make for great short-term feel-good media stories.....but obviously, this works at cross-purposes to a club that is supposedly rebuilding themselves by bringing up, and breaking in properly, their most-talented younger prospects in the hopes of making the move to "Why not us?" contender.

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    Yikes! The way things are going... why not Berrios? A one-hitter tonight! He might catch up to everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oface View Post
    But then you have 27-30 year old pitchers and you can't bring them up no matter how well they do, because they are old.
    ..... and then Pino is given the call. Well, so much for that last statement. Still, no matter how well he does, I bet he only gets one start. Maybe two. We will see if an 87-88 mph fastball translates to success above AAA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Deibinson Romero made a strong impression with his bat in spring training, and he has continued to rake in Rochester. He is now hitting .312/.407/.468 (.875) with 17 doubles and five home runs. He does already have 15 errors at third base, but his bat may be able to play in the big leagues.
    Would this be a good time to give this guy a short stint at 3B? Might be worth a shot if he gives the offense a jolt. Like others have said, if not now, then when.

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    Why not go with Pino? He's a starter, and he gets guys out. What does it cost a .500 team to try out a pitcher? If he flops, send him packing after a fair chance.

    Meanwhile, I'd like to see how Correia fares in the bullpen. He might be able to kick up his heater a notch (like Perkins) if he doesn't have to pace himself. Might make all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycake View Post
    I doubt Pino would be viewed as a real option for a spot MLB start, even if he was on the 40-man roster.
    Behold my prognostication skills!

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