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Old 01-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #406
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I read that and it's actually really disturbing. Levine should be the last person doing these negotiations. Last time they were involved directly they came up with the brilliance that is A-Rod's contract.
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Well, our pitching is set. It's a little disturbing that $26 mil of payroll is questionable with Morneau and Nathan. And, Capps better shoot 105mph fastballs out of his ass for $7.5 mil.

Twins agree to terms with Carl Pavano on a two-year, $16.5 million contract | twinsbaseball.com: News

I'm glad they kept Thome, not so much for what to expect from him, mainly because he'll get butts in seats to watch his HR numbers. And, I'm very happy with our bullpen despite losing Crain.
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Not a bad deal for Pavano. So he'll suck this year, but then next year you'll get an all-star performance in his contract season.
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Not a bad deal for Pavano. So he'll suck this year, but then next year you'll get an all-star performance in his contract season.
From what I understand, the negotiation was between a 2-yr and a 3-yr deal. I think the Twins got a very good deal without committing to an aging pitcher for an extra year.
We shall see.

Like I said, I'm more concerned about Capps and Nathan. Almost $19 mil for 2 closers? I'd rather they had kept Rauch ($3.5 mil) versus Capps. Rauch is way more fun for the crowd, too. I'm sure there is more to it than I know though.
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You guys didn't keep Jonny Rauch? Shit, I don't know how I missed that. You know he was the top prospect in our system for a good two or three years. At one point actually, I think Baseball America had him rated the #1 prospect in all of baseball. It was disappointing when he didn't pan out, and then doubly disappointing that he finally decide to pan out with the worst and ugliest franchise in all of American sports, and our ultimate, life-sucking, undead rivals.
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You guys didn't keep Jonny Rauch? Shit, I don't know how I missed that. You know he was the top prospect in our system for a good two or three years. At one point actually, I think Baseball America had him rated the #1 prospect in all of baseball. It was disappointing when he didn't pan out, and then doubly disappointing that he finally decide to pan out with the worst and ugliest franchise in all of American sports, and our ultimate, life-sucking, undead rivals.



I wouldn't swing at that, I'd fucking run home crying.
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From what I understand, the negotiation was between a 2-yr and a 3-yr deal. I think the Twins got a very good deal without committing to an aging pitcher for an extra year.
We shall see.

Like I said, I'm more concerned about Capps and Nathan. Almost $19 mil for 2 closers? I'd rather they had kept Rauch ($3.5 mil) versus Capps. Rauch is way more fun for the crowd, too. I'm sure there is more to it than I know though.
Oh, for sure it was a good deal. I wasn't being sarcastic.

I'm just saying that knowing Pavano well, he's not going to perform like you'd want him to unless it's his contract season. He likes to take vacations.
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I'm just saying that knowing Pavano well, he's not going to perform like you'd want him to unless it's his contract season. He likes to take vacations.
That's putting it mildly. Number of starts Pavano had with the Yankees:
2005: 17
2006: 0
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And they thought about bringing him back for this year.
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To be fair, he didn't pitch well in his contract year for the yankees, and pitched well both years for minnesota.

Meanwhile the yankees have signed andruw jones. David justice and roberto alomar can't be far behind.
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Haven't they told you? The 2010s are the new 1990s.

I actually like Jones as a fourth outfielder now that Thames is gone to LA. And he can actually play the field.

On the Pavano front, I thought the captioning in the screen was pretty funny.
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Pavano, pitching well in 2009? Eh...

He's notorious for taking vacations.
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so apparently curtis granderson is going to be chilling in my neighbourhood for a few days.

that's...mildly interesting.
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Looks like everybody's favourite Dick Wood has a new teammate in Vernon Wells. Mike Napoli is going in the other direction.
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