• Phil Hughes To The Twins

    Posted by on December 1st, 2013 · Comments (5)

    He is expected to receive $24 million for three years.

    Remember when Brian Cashman refused to trade him to Minny?

    In any event, as long as he’s no longer a Yankee…that’s all that matters.

    Looks like the Twin Cities is the landing spot for former Yankees dough-boy starters. First Pavano and now Hughes.

    Comments on Phil Hughes To The Twins

    1. Evan3457
      December 2nd, 2013 | 2:59 am

      It’s possible that Hughes will be a bargain for the Twins.
      Maybe he’ll finally grow up away from New York, and take responsibility for keeping himself in top shape all the time, and maybe finally developing a workable changeup.

      I wouldn’t hold my breath, but it’s possible.

    2. #15
      December 2nd, 2013 | 8:30 am

      Bottom line is I wouldn’t have paid him near that amount to keep him in NY and waste a start on him every 5th day. He was flat out horrible way too often, blowing up by the third inning. The Yanks should have tried him in the pen again. Might have squeezed out some value there. Even in the Yankees org, there are several guys that can be Hughes-bad, and who might get better with some experience.

    3. Greg H.
      December 2nd, 2013 | 12:09 pm

      Wish him well, but I couldn’t bear the thought of him on the mound again for the Yankees. A lot like AJ Burnett for me, very frustrating to watch.

    4. Kamieniecki
      December 2nd, 2013 | 11:41 pm

      It’s a great move by Minnesota, picking up one of Cashman’s best postseason performers for three years, and less than $25 mil…

      With Cashman planning to sign a starting pitcher who has not pitched one inning in the Major Leagues with an investment of $100 mil.+, extending a one-year contract offer to Hiroki Kuroda for the third year in a row that the 39-year-old is expected to accept, and with Michael Pineda, the 2004 first round pick of the Yankees was simply the odd man out in this “championship-caliber” starting rotation.

    5. McMillan
      December 3rd, 2013 | 12:39 am

      Kamieniecki wrote:

      “championship-caliber” starting rotation.

      You don’t need pitching, if you have an “All Or Nothing Big Hairy Monster Team That Mashes” from April to September; after that the team is either going to get lucky or hot in October, or it’s not – according to Brian Cashman’s explanation of the Gene Michael playbook. And you can’t argue with success: one League Championship in 10 years with the highest payroll in baseball every year…

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