01-23-2012, 10:34 AM #1
Article: On Slowey, Twins Sold Too Low Once Again
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01-23-2012, 11:05 AM #2
I agree that the Twins should have held on to Slowey to see if the market developed more for a pitcher -- as it proved it did when the Indians became in need of an additional starter -- however I do question whether moving forward Slowey will ever live up to his "dominant minor league" track record, specifically because of his wrist injury. Since he had a screw inserted into his wrist, his secondary offerings have declined. His fastball control might be able to guide him to some extent but without a viable secondary pitch, he's not likely to live up to expectations that many statistically inclined individuals believe he is capable of. Now, its possible that he adapts to the foriegn body in his pitching wrist, but I would tend to think otherwise. The shame is that the Twins hurried him out the door and got less value in return regardless of what his future holds.
01-23-2012, 11:38 AM #3
It was a personality issue that the Twins rushed to remove, fair or not. I also don't think that the Twins would have dealt Slowey directly to Cleveland or the Cleveland would have given up Putnam for him. Cleveland's farm system is weak. Had Putnam been in the Twins system, I likely would have ranked him somewhere in the low-20s. (Then again, I wouldn't have Turpen in my Top 50 either).
01-23-2012, 01:59 PM #4
01-23-2012, 02:23 PM #5
The Rockies also threw in $1.25M million dollars to cover Slowey's salary. That's the difference in the prospects.
01-23-2012, 02:31 PM #6
Sure seems like it'd be worth that price to get a legitimate prospect rather than a wash-out.
01-23-2012, 02:31 PM #7
The Pavano for Pino deal was in August, and Pino wasn't a prospect, even though I liked him.
And yes, the $1.25M was a huge variable, for sure.
01-23-2012, 02:34 PM #8
true, but remember that the Rockies wanted money at that time so they could spend it on Cuddyer, and the Twins likely didn't want to contribute to that.
01-23-2012, 03:02 PM #9The Pavano for Pino deal was in August, and Pino wasn't a prospect, even though I liked him.