Twins Open To Bringing Matt Capps Back

The Twins had two players save 14+ games this past season, and one of them agreed to join the Rangers yesterday. Minnesota is open to bringing the other one back, as John Shipley of The Pioneer Press reports that both GM Terry Ryan and Matt Capps are open to a reunion. The two sides spoke on Tuesday morning.

Ryan acknowledged Capps' struggles in 2011, when the 28-year-old right-hander pitched to a 4.25 ERA in 65 2/3 innings and was regularly booed off the field at Target Field. "I would say I'm looking back two years ago to the type of year he had," said the GM, referring to the 2010 season. Capps saved 42 games for the Nationals and Twins that year, posting a 2.47 ERA in 73 innings.

Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, Capps will be treated as a Type-B free agent. The Twins would receive a supplement draft pick if he signs elsewhere, but his new team will not have to forfeit a pick. The Red Sox and Angels have expressed interest in the burly right-hander recently.

17 Responses to Twins Open To Bringing Matt Capps Back Leave a Reply

  1. mmwatkin 4 years ago

    Somebody do something interesting, please. 

  2. John McFadin 4 years ago

    I’ve always been somewhat of a fan of Matt Capps.

  3. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    that would be ridiculous. they were going to get nothing for him originally. now they will get a free draft pick without having to offer arb. take it and run

  4. F–k. I’m booed out. Just gonna have to hope he gets Fredo’d out in the fishing boat.

    • WhiteOwl1972 4 years ago

      “I don’t want anything to happen to him while my mother’s alive.”

  5. john12121212 4 years ago

    Boooo Capps , too many fat pitches!!

  6. diehardmets 4 years ago

    Can we skip the burly crap and just say he’s fat? C’mon.

  7. nats2012 4 years ago

    He did have a great season in 2010 and i was glad he did because that helped get Wilson Ramos but at the time I was sad to see him go. He should be better next season.

    • MetsMagic 4 years ago

      I was a Capps fan when his was with the Nationals (I’m not sure why though), but why did his velocity/strikeouts fall right off a cliff? 

      • nats2012 4 years ago

        He was locating his fastball much better with the Nationals and his slider was sharper.

  8. MetsMagic 4 years ago

    Moar like Matt Fatts. Girls don’t like me. 

  9. nick1538 4 years ago

    I have said this in other threads, but the Twins should offer him 2.5 million with incentives and let him try and get a better offer.  I really don’t want him back as the Twins closer, but he is better than he pitched in 2011 and would be a solid piece of the bullpen puzzle as a 7th inning/setup guy. 

  10. mauerfan 4 years ago

    How about no.

  11. mauerfan 4 years ago

    How about no.

  12. NE_Twins 4 years ago

    Next we’re going to see, “Twins working on long-term extension for Alex Burnett … considering bringing back Luis Rivas.” Terry Ryan should be a lot smarter than this. Matt Capps is one of the worst baseball players ever to squeeze into a uniform.

  13. Fred_G_Sanford 4 years ago

    oh boy, you a knee slapper sonny!  a knee slapper!

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