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Friday, August 07, 2009

Twins - Acquired Pavano

Twins - Acquired P Karlheinz Pavano from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named.

On the upside for Pavano, he’s shown that the possibility exists that he can throw more than 20 pitches without needing expensive surgery that results in him being out for 18 months.  On the downside, he’s also shown that even healthy, he still goes through periods where he’s throwing batting practice.  His Clustering o’ Horrible makes him a tiny bit better than the ERA indicates, but it can be frustrating to have him tease glimpses of his pre-Yankee form and then go back to essentially ending games by the 3rd inning.

The Twins are probably surprised that they have a use for Pavano, but after a season in which most of the projected rotation has either been disappointing or injured (and frequently both), Pavano does come in handy down the stretch.  He’ll hardly push the Twins into a playoff spot, however.  Personally, I think you can put a fork in them for this season.


2009 ZIPS Projection - Carl Pavano
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            W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER   HR   BB   SO   ERA
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Year-to-Date   9   8   21 21 125.7 150   75   19   23   88 5.37
Rest-of-Year   2   2   5   5   27.7   30   14   4   5   18 4.55
——————————————————————————————————————
Total       11   10   26 26 153.3 180   89   23   28 106 5.22

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: August 07, 2009 at 03:51 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Craig in MN Posted: August 07, 2009 at 04:41 PM (#3284232)
Well, this is the best move the Twins could reasonably be expected to make right now....so hurray, I guess. Pavano at least seems like a legitimate upgrade over at least of couple of the other starters, so it might even work out well. Actually, I've got a nagging suspicion that he's going to look pretty good the rest of the way, moving to the Metrodome and adding some defense behind him and likely playing against a lot of patsies the rest of the way. He might not really be that good, but he'll look good superficially.

He'll hardly push the Twins into a playoff spot, however. Personally, I think you can put a fork in them for this season.

Well, the Twins certainly look dead in the water, don't they. Their only hope is really their schedule the rest of the way...it's notably easier than Detroit or Chicago. If they can breath some life into themselves shortly, they've still got a real shot....the first step is to not get swept in Detroit this weekend. The next step is to learn to beat KC and Cleveland regularly.
   2. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: August 07, 2009 at 04:48 PM (#3284251)
As a White Sox fan, I've learned to never count the Twins out. Somehow, some way, they'll be in the race up until the end. I just know it.
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 07, 2009 at 05:11 PM (#3284292)
Pavano has thrown 125 innings this year? wow.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: August 07, 2009 at 05:16 PM (#3284301)
As a White Sox fan, I've learned to never count the Twins out. Somehow, some way, they'll be in the race up until the end. I just know it.


Are you saying that Joe Mauer's mere presence will make Pavano pitch good?
   5. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: August 07, 2009 at 05:21 PM (#3284313)
Are you saying that Joe Mauer's mere presence will make Pavano pitch good?

Something will happen. The ball will bounce the Twins' way 17 times in a row.
   6. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: August 07, 2009 at 05:33 PM (#3284336)
This is the last chance for the dome to ruin a postseason. That means the Twins are going to the World Series.
   7. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: August 08, 2009 at 02:22 PM (#3285849)
O/T but there's no Oracle on any of the trade deadline deals? If so, where?
   8. sunnyday2 Posted: August 12, 2009 at 03:08 AM (#3289846)
A homestand vs. KC and Cleveland is just what the Dr. ordered!

Oh, what? 12-1 KC?

Fork, indeed.

What would the Twins look like with Bartlett and Garza? Anybody?
   9. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 12, 2009 at 03:33 AM (#3289864)
O/T but there's no Oracle on any of the trade deadline deals? If so, where?

I feel we covered this very well in the live chat. I'm very wordy in chats and I'd just be repeating things I've already written, so I'd rather spend time talking about new things and getting some sabermetric work in.
   10. TFTIO Posted: August 14, 2009 at 02:43 AM (#3292158)
What would the Twins look like with Bartlett and Garza? Anybody?

Stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it STOP IT STOP IT!
   11. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 14, 2009 at 03:09 AM (#3292168)
The sad thing is that given how Young has played this season, releasing Bartlett and Garza might have been a better move.

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