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    Pirates signed Liriano

    2/14. I guess it's a high risk/reward thing. Maybe he does better in the NL.

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    Wow. That is an odd contract. I am shocked to see him get more then 1 year.

    I guess good luck to him and them, at least if he turns it around we won't have to face him.

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    Sets up an interesting comp. About the same money Liriano vs Correia over the next two years should give us great fodder.
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    Quite a risk for the Pirates. They don't exactly have loads of discretionary money to spend on risky players.

    Still, not a bad idea. If he can control his fastball at all, Liriano should be able to make NL hitters look like clowns.

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    Free root canals every 5th day for Pirate fans, watching Liriano labor through games.Whew. Glad that re-signing didn't occur.Maybe the Twins can trade a top prospect for him near the deadline. History repeating itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Sets up an interesting comp. About the same money Liriano vs Correia over the next two years should give us great fodder.
    Well he is getting paid 40% more each year.

    I actually like Correia in that scenario to be honest. With Liriano you have to basically catch lightning in a bottle.

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    Very interesting. With his stuff, he could be solid in the N.L. With his head, the Pirates may have just tossed $14-mil out the window...

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    Sadly, the Pirates also have more pitching depth than the Twins, so if he fails as a starter, the Pirates would be just fine commiting to putting him in the bullpen full time if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Well he is getting paid 40% more each year.

    I actually like Correia in that scenario to be honest. With Liriano you have to basically catch lightning in a bottle.
    Whereas with Correia, you're guaranteed diarrhea in a bucket.

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    Now he gets to bat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I actually like Correia in that scenario to be honest. With Liriano you have to basically catch lightning in a bottle.
    I would have preferred Liriano. His range is from dominant to horrendous. Correia's is from not very good to bad.

    With Liriano, as you said, you have to catch lightning in a bottle. With Correia there is no lightning there to catch. I'd rather take a chance on the guy who has a chance, even if the odds aren't great.

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    More proof that elite talent will sign anywhere if the money is good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosterman View Post
    Now he gets to bat!
    That would assume he can make it out of the 2nd inning in his starts.

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    so in essence we traded Liriano for Correia-one lousy pitcher for another- and we're paying less-- Look at the sunny side-- this is a good move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    More proof that elite talent will sign anywhere if the money is good enough.
    Did you mean to post that in the Harden thread instead?

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    For 2/14 they can have him.

    For 2/10 they can have Correia back, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Sadly, the Pirates also have more pitching depth than the Twins, so if he fails as a starter, the Pirates would be just fine commiting to putting him in the bullpen full time if needed.
    With Taillon and Cole ready or nearly ready , it would not surprise me at all to see Frankie in the pen as a 1 inning reliever....
    Especially with the Pirates looking to trade there closer

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Did you mean to post that in the Harden thread instead?
    Which one

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydakota View Post
    With Taillon and Cole ready or nearly ready , it would not surprise me at all to see Frankie in the pen as a 1 inning reliever....
    Especially with the Pirates looking to trade there closer
    i think youre one to something there.

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