Twins Looking To Acquire A Closer

Glen Perkins doesn't have the experience to pitch the ninth inning for the Twins in 2012, GM Terry Ryan told reporters on the Ryan Doumit conference call today when asked.  Ryan says the Twins will look to acquire a closer.  

We learned yesterday that the Twins still have interest in Matt Capps as their closer, while Joe Nathan is off the board after signing a two-year deal with the Rangers.  As our free agent tracker shows, closers Heath Bell, Jonathan Broxton, Francisco Cordero, Frank Francisco, Ryan Madson, Jon Rauch, and Francisco Rodriguez remain on the market.  Andrew Bailey, Brandon League, and Huston Street are trade candidates, and Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) could be non-tendered.


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EdinsonPickle
3 years 9 months ago

Maybe Doumit can close.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

The next Rivera..I can see that..

Henduck
3 years 9 months ago

Maybe he can.  He sure can’t catch. 

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

Please overpay Madson.

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

No Drew Storen!!!!!!! Not for sale.

mister_rob
3 years 9 months ago

carlos marmol

he should be fine once reunited with an actual major league pitching coach and manager instead of two random clowns like he had last season

game_7_1991
3 years 9 months ago

I bet they’ll try to get Rauch and Capps for low dollar and hope it works.  I can’t see them investing much money here with gaping holes in the rotation.

ukJaysfan
3 years 9 months ago

Rauch is a closer???

3 years 9 months ago

I would be absolutely giddy if they somehow got Heath Bell

The problem with Bailey is you know the A’s would probably ask for both Sano and Hicks in a deal.

Lastly, free Anthony Slama. Not as closer but just to be on the big league roster in general.

3 years 9 months ago

Trade Pavano to the Rockies for Street, and move Anthony Swarzak to the starting rotation. 

BobbyJohn
3 years 9 months ago

My thought exactly with respect to the trade. I could really see that one happening.

Twinkilling61
3 years 9 months ago

Not Pavano! He’s the only starter I trust! No one else is nearly as reliable. Liriano goes Helter Skelter, Nick Blackburn is consistently below average to average, Baker always seems to get hurt and Duensing can only get lefties out.

wild05fan
3 years 9 months ago

I think Swarzak fits better as a long reliever/spot starter. I don’t know how much trust I can put into him. The rotation is filled with a lot of question marks with this kind of move when Pavano is one of the few that they can even put any trust into as is. Not to say I wouldn’t be interested in Street, just wouldn’t be for it if Pavano has to go. 

Tacho Bill
3 years 9 months ago

The Pirates should trade Hanrahan to them for Sano. Sano was supposed to be a Pirate anyway if the FO hadn’t short-changed on the offer to him.

$1529282
3 years 9 months ago

In no way, shape, or form would the Twins move Sano unless he was a piece to some legitimate superstar whom they could control for years. Huntington can propose that to Ryan if he’s ok with Terry hanging up before the question is even finished.

3 years 9 months ago

There’s no way the Twins will trade Sano. He is probably the best Twin prospect, and he’s only 18. 

Tacho Bill
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah guys, there was a ton of wishful thinking going on there.

Bryz
3 years 9 months ago

I’m okay if they had said that they felt that Perkins was more valuable as a set-up guy, but I’m annoyed that they say he doesn’t have the experience of a closer. How does a reliever get experience? You give it to him! Every “proven closer” was “unproven” at some point!

3 years 9 months ago

I’d like to see them sign Broxton to a “show-me” deal.  Then, hopefully he comes in and stays healthy and reverts to pre-2010 form. 

hubby925
3 years 9 months ago

Ick.  He had 1 good year and several horrible ones.

Bryz
3 years 9 months ago

More like 4 good years and 1+ seasons of bad, if you look at his whole career.

3 years 8 months ago

what he said ^

coolstorybro222
3 years 9 months ago

Get K rod. He wants to close somewhere

3 years 9 months ago

Like I said in a different post on here, the Twins should sign K-Rod. 

YanksFanSince78
3 years 9 months ago

Soriano and a pitching prospect not named Banuelos/Betances + $10 mil for Liriano

3 years 9 months ago

You’re out of your mind. 

mypoorbuccos
3 years 9 months ago

I jump on that if I’m the twins and it’s on the table

Backup_Slider
3 years 9 months ago

I beg to differ, Terry. Given how few leads the Twins will have in the ninth inning in 2012, Glen Perkins does in fact have the requisite amount of experience for the job.