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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Rockies get Kevin Slowey from Twins

Well he tells you right in his name he’s going to suck. What did you expect Minnesota?

The Minnesota Twins have traded winless pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named.

The deal was announced Tuesday during baseball’s winter meetings.

Slowey went 0-8 with a 6.67 ERA this year and was out from May to August because of an abdominal strain. He made eight starts and six relief appearances and the Twins went 0-14 in those games.

Slowey became the first major league pitcher to make at least eight starts and lose them all since Lou Sleater of the St. Louis Browns in 1951, STATS LLC said.

The 27-year-old Slowey is 39-29 with a 4.66 ERA in five seasons with the Twins. He’s been one of the best control pitchers in the majors over that span.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2011 at 04:18 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: December 08, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#4009769)
I am not sure Colorado is a good landing spot for Slowey, but he seems like a solid #4 or #5 starter who shows signs every once awhile that he could be a little more.

I love the modifier in the 1st sentence, "Winless pitcher Kevin Slowey."

Has anyone traded for a "homerless" infielder this off-season?
   2. David Concepcion de la Desviacion Estandar (Dan R) Posted: December 08, 2011 at 01:52 AM (#4009798)
Wow is that a bad fit. I like Slowey, but he needs to go to Petco, not Coors. The Rockies need sinkerballers.
   3. Sweatpants Posted: December 08, 2011 at 02:03 AM (#4009804)
Has anyone traded for a "homerless" infielder this off-season?
It wasn't a trade, but the Twins signed Jamey Carroll, who qualified for the batting title without hitting a homer.
   4. puck Posted: December 08, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#4009813)
I bet the Rockies would much prefer the homerless infielder.
   5. WillYoung Posted: December 08, 2011 at 03:43 AM (#4009860)
It wasn't a trade, but the Twins signed Jamey Carroll, who qualified for the batting title without hitting a homer.


A huge step-back from the power displayed by Nishioka and Tolbert last season.

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