Pirates Shopping Kevin Correia

The Pirates‬ have let teams know that pitcher Kevin Correia is available, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  The right-hander is making $3MM this season on the backend of a two-year, $8MM pact.

Correia, 31, has a 4.12 ERA with 3.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 through 13 starts this season.  It seems likely that Pittsburgh will look to use their pitching surplus, which includes Correia, to net some offense via trade.  The Bucs' pitching has been banged up recently but will be replenished with the returns of Jeff Karstens and Chris Leroux.

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  1. Try the clearance bin in Walmart.

  2. Correia for Youkilis?

    • MaineSox 3 years ago

      I’d imagine Correia has even less value than Youkilis.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         Exactly.. Boston just allowed his old matey Ohlendorf to walk away from a MiLB deal.. Why would they want someone else from that staff who is even worse??

    •  With peripheral stats like his in the NL Central he’d get absolutely destroyed in the AL East…

  3. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    He has a -0.3 WAR this year after back-to-back 0.0 WAR seasons. I doubt there would be any serious takers.

  4. TheLoLgen 3 years ago

    How much could they actually get back for a 5th starter that almost never gets into the 6th inning and is lucky to reach 3 strikeouts a game?

  5. Smrtbusnisman04 3 years ago

    This is good; Correia is notorious for pitching poorly in the second half. Let’s hope the smart people in these front offices don’t know that.

  6. The Bucs aren’t going to net anything of value in return for Correia – they just want something as opposed to DFA’ing him to replace him w/ a better internal option.  Correia could fit at the back-end of a lot of struggling rotations.

  7. Rex_Chestington 3 years ago

    Correia for Lind

  8. Smrtbusnisman04 3 years ago

    Is Correia for prospect Nolan Arenado too much of a stretch?

    Right now, Kevin could be the Rockies #1 starter.

    • BeatEmBucs 3 years ago

      Trading Correia for a bag of baseballs would be a stretch, let alone a team’s Top 10 prospect.

  9. PSUCooLio 3 years ago

    Kevin could be a nice pick up for some of the pitching starved teams. For whatever reason, Kevin has been great away from PNC Park. His splits on the road are great.

    I think the Pirates can get a blocked hitter for him. He is not dominant but a very reliable inning eating type pitcher. Those guys have value and money is not an issue for him unlike other guys on the market.

    • BeatEmBucs 3 years ago

      Last year? Absolutely. This year? Not really.

      He’s made three more starts on the road than he has at PNC so far this year, but he’s actually been better at home this season.

      1-2 at PNC, 3.41 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 12/6 K:BB

      2-4 on the road, 4.64 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 15/16 K:BB

  10. bucsws2014 3 years ago

    Correia’s value would likely be as a spot starter and long relief. Despite being a career starter, he just can’t seem to get past 70 pitches. But he’s usually capable of keeping a team in a game for 4-5 innings. Just don’t let him go past that.

    Looking around MLB, he’s an upgrade on the back end of several rotations and many bullpens.

    That’s not worth a ton, but it’s worth something.

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