Even if they were willing to pay market rate, no top-end starter wants to come play for the 4 inning spreadsheet gang. There's a reason all of their starting pitching acquisitions have been via trade.I get what Correa is saying, but I thought it came off as as very elitist, for lack of a better word. Talking about shopping at Dior, and saying "I'm the product."
makes it pretty clear that Boras is looking for the biggest contract possible.
I think the real issue will be the length of contract. If Boras is looking for a 10-year deal for over $300-million, I just don't see the Twins being the high bidder. If Boras and Correa are willing to take a 6 or 7-year deal, then maybe the Twins might consider it.
and - if Correa leaves for another team, the Twins had better take that $30-million and use it on the best bleepin' pitcher they can find - with NO history of injuries.
Too end starting pitchers never got free agency. They are like quarterbacks in football. Too many teams and not enough of them. The best chance they would have is to find a star somewhere and trade a boat load for them and then sign them to a contract. Otherwise you better be able to develop them.Even if they were willing to pay market rate, no top-end starter wants to come play for the 4 inning spreadsheet gang. There's a reason all of their starting pitching acquisitions have been via trade.
Reading back-to-back articles in the Star Tribune: "the Twins are disappointed in low attendance" and "St. Peter says Falvey will be back next year and for "many many" years. Gee, Dave you think one might have something to do with the other?
No. 6 prospect Woods Richardson joins taxi squad (meaning he will pitch this year - Huzzah!!)DETROIT -- Simeon Woods Richardson admits that he had thought about the absurdity of what his full last name would look like on the back of a Major League team’s jersey. It’s 16 characters long, pushing him decisively past the previous labyrinthine-last-name leader, former big league catcher...www.mlb.com
DETROIT -- Simeon Woods Richardson admits that he had thought about the absurdity of what his full last name would look like on the back of a Major League team’s jersey. It’s 16 characters long, pushing him decisively past the previous labyrinthine-last-name leader, former big league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, for what’s believed to be the longest name on the back of a jersey in big league history.
“I could already envision it,” Woods Richardson said. “I already know it's going to go from love handle to love handle.”
He no longer needs to imagine it, because such a jersey now exists and hangs from a locker in the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park, with his beautifully arching last name enveloping a jersey number 78. Woods Richardson, the organization’s No. 6 prospect, joined the Twins on Friday as a member of the five-man taxi squad, and manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed that the 22-year-old right-hander will pitch for the Twins before the end of the regular season.
Though the Twins have not yet made any formal announcement as to when that will be, it would make sense that Woods Richardson’s big league debut could come in Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers, as the club has announced its probable starting pitchers for every other remaining game in the regular season, with Sunday still listed as “TBD.”
“You balance out the kind of year that he has and you balance out kind of the upside and what you think a guy might be able to get out of it, where they’re at in their career,” Baldelli said. “There are guys that you want to get out there. You want to see them. You want to get them in a spot where if they’re making a start for you the following spring or the following year early in the year, that they’ve done it before.”
Woods Richardson was one of two prospects the Twins acquired at last year’s Trade Deadline, along with Austin Martin, in the deal that sent José Berríos to the Blue Jays. At this point, it appears safe to call him the headliner of the trade.
Though Woods Richardson no longer ranks among MLB’s Top 100 prospects (he was ranked No. 68 at the time of the trade), he has rebounded from an interrupted ‘21 season with an outstanding ‘22 during which he has posted a 2.77 ERA in 23 appearances (including 22 starts) across Double-A Wichita and Triple-A St. Paul, with 115 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings. He has allowed no more than five hits in any of his seven starts since his promotion to Triple-A.
Woods Richardson had a 5.91 ERA last season at the Double-A level in the Toronto and Minnesota organizations, but the Twins were expecting a big improvement this year due to the right-hander’s youth -- he just turned 22 on Tuesday, when he was first told he’d be joining the Twins on this road trip -- and also because his ‘21 season was interrupted for a nearly two-month hiatus when he was named to Team USA for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Armed with a much-improved slider, more consistent mechanics and the ability to mostly stay in a steady rhythm this year save a month-and-a-half-long absence due to COVID-19, Woods Richardson has looked to be reaching his sky-high potential – and the Twins are ready to see it at the Major League level, with the hope that Woods Richardson will take his big league cameo as a learning experience entering the offseason.
"I think it's a tremendous help,” Woods Richardson said. “Just seeing the type of caliber of hitters in the box, reading their swings, reading my swings, it upgrades your game. You will do better, you will feel better, you will think better. Everything is for a pitch-to-pitch purpose. I think that's what I'm most excited to see."
When Woods Richardson debuts, he’ll be the youngest pitcher to appear in the Majors this year, narrowly edging out teammate Ronny Henriquez (the organization’s No. 22 prospect). The Twins aren’t worried one bit.
“If they’re close to being able to help you, if they’re fully ready to be able to help you and you look at all of that -- sometimes, just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can't come up here and compete and doesn’t mean you’re not ready for these opportunities,” Baldelli said. “We think these guys are, obviously.”
on Ryan and the rookie strikeout record - Ryan had 151 K in 147 IP.
Liriano in 2006 had 144 K in 121 IP. he also went 12-3 with a 2.16 ERA. But, Liriano's season was shut down early due to elbow problems.
on Saturday, Twins lost to Tigers 3-2. winning run scored on an infield error by Arraez. Twins also had more base-running adventures. they had the bases loaded one inning and Urshela was picked off 2nd base to end the threat.