MLBTR At FanGraphs: The Twins’ Bullpen

I'm writing a series of guest posts at FanGraphs, one of the first places baseball fans go for top analysis and stats. Today, I point out that Joe Nathan and Matt Capps could hit free agency after the season and explain why I don't see both pitchers leaving the Twins.


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6 Comments on "MLBTR At FanGraphs: The Twins’ Bullpen"


twins33
4 years 5 months ago

I hope Nathan has a good year and they re-up him for two more years. I don’t care what his age is, if he can still do it then a two year deal would be fine with me. I was happy he re-signed last time.

Capps can go away.

Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 5 months ago

Care Bears scare me more then that.

4 years 5 months ago

I don’t see both leaving, nor both returning. If both can get closer money on the free agent market, which is likely, then there is no sense in paying an inflated price for a set up guy. The Twins have made some payroll commitments to what they believe will be their core guys, and they’re pushing maximum density about now. They’ll need the wiggle room on the payroll.

PostMoBills
4 years 5 months ago

Fine with me. I love Nathan, and appreciate Capps, but I question the amount of money that both of them make. Approximately $20 million is a lot for 2 relievers, especially when Pavano is the Twins’ highest-paid starting pitcher at $8 million, followed by Liriano at $4.3 million.

Green_Monster
4 years 5 months ago

Just Like you signed Good Pitchers this year

From, The rest of the Mlb

4 years 5 months ago

Because the Yankees need some more late-game relievers right?…Joba…Soriano…Mariano…