Trade Interest In Glen Perkins?

According to La Velle E. Neal III of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, scouts from a number of clubs (including the Rockies, Pirates and Blue Jays) watched Glen Perkins pitch on Tuesday night.  It should be noted that the scouts could've been there for any number of reasons or to see any number of players, but the presence of the Toronto scouts is notable given the rumors that the Twins are interested in acquiring Jason Frasor to fill the void left by Joe Nathan's injury.  Given the number of left-handed starting options on the Blue Jays roster, however, one wonders why they'd be looking at Perkins.  The Pirates and Rockies also don't have any obvious need for a left-handed starter, but it's possible one of these clubs could be looking at Perkins as a reliever.

Perkins posted a 5.89 ERA in 18 games (17 of them starts) with Minnesota in 2009 before his season was cut short due to a shoulder injury.  After being sent to the minors for injury rehab, Perkins complained that the move cost him major league service time and filed a grievance against the Twins that was settled over the winter.  Neal wrote in December that the Twins were looking to move Perkins in part because of this dispute.


22 Responses to Trade Interest In Glen Perkins? Leave a Reply

  1. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I would like it if the Pirates got Perkins, although I don’t know much about him. I assume they’d want him to be a reliever because the only lefty that looks good in ST is Javier Lopez. What would the Twins want? Young? Vazquez?

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    The Blue Jays can’t add another average lefty. Glen Perkins hasn’t shown in his career that he’s going to be any better than Dana Eveland or Brett Cecil.

    I’d say Glen Perkins and Ben Revere for Heath Bell.

    • AirmanSD 5 years ago

      Perkins doesn’t fit in San Diego either. It is not the lack of options for the Padres starting rotation, but the lack of top of the rotation options. Even as a lefty he isn’t an upgrade over Richards or LeBlanc. Revere is a solid player, but not sure if the Twins would give him up for a bullpen arm, even a closer as good as Bell.

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    George Sherrill is too much but I would not mind the Dodgers getting on him.

    • Sharpie95 5 years ago

      He’d be a good back up plan if Joe Nathen has tomy john surgery

  4. Sharpie95 5 years ago

    Maybe the ‘stros r thinking of a trade….. they have alot of bullpen arms that wont make the team that they could get rid of

  5. smootsmack 5 years ago

    Why anyone would be interested in Perkins baffles me. He’s a pitcher that almost every organization should have in their stable. Pretty soft throwing lefty (90-91), straight fastball without much movement, no plus breaking pitch, no plus off speed pitch.

    His only asset is that he’s left handed.

    • Everything you just stated was once said about MARK BUEHRLE and what has he done in the pros? Let’s not forget this guy was 12-4 in 2008. He’s a smart pitcher that pounds the zone, why do YOU think teams are interested!?!?

      • $1529282 5 years ago

        Comparing Buerhle to Perkins? Just because they’re both left-handed and neither throws hard, doesn’t mean they’re similar. As Bento pointed out, look at their stats at their age 25-26 seasons. 12-4 means nothing; Perkins got great run support that year, but completely collapsed down the line. He was pathetic down the stretch in 2008.

        I hope teams still have some interest in Perkins due to his former first round pick status, his college awards, and numbers from the early minors… because several years later, there’s not much else to really care about when it comes to Perkins. The guy lacks MLB stuff, and he’s got a bad attitude to boot.

        Get out of our organization, Glen.

  6. Guest 5 years ago

    Player A – Mark Buehrle
    25 yrs: 245.1 IP/3.89 ERA/1.255 WHIP/3.24 SO/BB
    26 yrs: 236.2 IP/3.12 ERA/1.183 WHIP/3.73 SO/BB
    Player B – Glen Perkins
    25 yrs: 151.0 IP/4.41 ERA/1.470 WHIP/1.90 SO/BB
    26 yrs: 96.1 IP/ 5.89 ERA/1.484 WHIP/1.96 SO/BB

    Plus, wins isn’t the best way to evaluate a pitcher. Scott Feldman went 17-8 last year while Ubaldo Jimenez only won 15 and lost 12. So is Feldman really better than Ubaldo ?

  7. BentoBox 5 years ago

    Player A – Mark Buehrle
    25 yrs: 245.1 IP/3.89 ERA/1.255 WHIP/3.24 SO/BB
    26 yrs: 236.2 IP/3.12 ERA/1.183 WHIP/3.73 SO/BB
    Player B – Glen Perkins
    25 yrs: 151.0 IP/4.41 ERA/1.470 WHIP/1.90 SO/BB
    26 yrs: 96.1 IP/ 5.89 ERA/1.484 WHIP/1.96 SO/BB

    Plus, wins isn’t the best way to evaluate a pitcher. Scott Feldman went 17-8 last year while Ubaldo Jimenez only won 15 and lost 12. So is Feldman really better than Ubaldo ?

  8. Donskoy 5 years ago

    The only reason I can see anyone going after Perkins is for the bullpen (where the Twins originally wanted him by the way). Whenever I’ve watched Perkins when he is good, which isn’t very often unfortunately, he has had the confidence to go inside and locate his pitches decently well. He can do that for about 3 innings tops then he has his big inning so he would probably be good in 6th or 7th inning relief.

  9. justincb 5 years ago

    I’d be happy to get anything of value for Perkins. He’s not major league material and he’s a clown to boot. Anybody who actually watched him pitch on a regular basis the last couple years knows what I’m talking about and wouldn’t want to come near the guy. I think there are a few people out there that vaguely remember in the back of their heads when he won 14 games a couple years ago. Well, suffice it to say, the American League figured him out big time… a little bit before the Twins did I’d say, or they’d have shipped him off for whatever they could get for him after he threw that hissy fit last yeah when he was rightfully demoted.

  10. connorburke 5 years ago

    Maybe Perkins for a AAA second baseman with decent talent in case the twins don’t resign Hudson

    • wintwins 5 years ago

      maybe anything as long as it involves Perkins leaving

  11. Redhawk 5 years ago

    As a Rockies fan, I can say this: Why on God’s Green Earth would we need Perkins? the only reason the Rockies would be shopping for a Starting Pitcher, means that Francis isn’t going to be ready, and ALL of the near half dozen AA/AAA prospects aren’t ready, AND Redding is a waste of a spring training invitation.

    Rockies had to be scouting some one else…not Perkins

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