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Twins have a $12 million offer on the table to Mike Pelfrey

Dec 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Mike Pelfrey was awful for the Twins this year, going 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts, but LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Minnesota has made him a two-year offer to return.

According to Neal the deal would be worth around $12 million, which … well, as a Twins fan I’m pretty grossed out right now.

Pelfrey will be another year removed from elbow surgery, but the problem is that he was never much good before the injury with a 4.36 ERA and measly 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings for the Mets. It’s great that the Twins are finally making an effort to build a major league-caliber rotation, but I’d rely on various young arms before turning back to Pelfrey and the idea of a two-year deal seems all kinds of misguided.

  1. missthemexpos - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Wow, how much would the Twin’s have offered if he was decent?

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      this guy is a nut, he licks his finger 20 times walks around the mound 10 times and then
      throws a ball and then argues with himself for a few minutes and then starts over and
      gets ready to throw another ball.
      good luck with this nut job.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      Probably $30 million/yr for 10 years.

      The contracts this offseason have been ridiculous. I would just poach the Cardinals GM for $12 million. They really know how to build a team.

  2. spudchukar - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    How underwhelming can an off-season get? Nolasco, Hughes, and Pelfrey.

  3. jfk69 - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    If Cano had Pelfey’s agent 400 million would not be out of the question.
    Bernie Madoff would be proud.

  4. jfk69 - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Honey get me my glove. I think I can at least get a million for some situational work.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      you better wake up and go take the garbage out buddy!

      • jfk69 - Dec 13, 2013 at 1:28 PM

        I AM ON IT. Garbage detail now worth Friday all night poker with boys. Sleep in Saturday and sex when I want it. Wife just threw me out. Get me Jay Z #. I think I overshot on the demands.

  5. kander013 - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Why?

  6. fmlizard - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    A JUGS Machine would be $11,999,600 cheaper and would probably strike out more batters.

  7. Jeremy T - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Imagine how we would’ve felt a few years ago about Hughes and Pelfrey on the same team

  8. luisrivasbuttocks - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Ugh… Please no!

  9. plmathfoto - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    And this offer is on the table and they haven’t jumped at it because…they’re waiting for a better offer? You have to be kidding! He better jump on it before they pull it.

    • sometogethernow - Dec 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      Seriously. Can “on the table” possibly indicate that Pelfrey thinks he can do better elsewhere? Or is this just pure Boras tactics, creating the appearance of a market for a player where there’s none?

  10. dlhouse18 - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Would some other team do me a favor and sign Pelfrey, Buck, Arroyo, and Drew? Thanks.

  11. davidbrentfan - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    5-13 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts.

    $12 million sounds about right.

  12. nymets4ever - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    The security of having a 200-inning workhorse anchoring the rotation ain’t gonna come cheap.

    • zzalapski - Dec 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      He’s certainly an anchor in that rotation, but not the kind Twins fans want.

      Any kind of horse with his stats should be shown the glue factory, not the bank vault.

      • dluxxx - Dec 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM

        This. This a million times over.

  13. b453841l - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    You know what they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  14. joeyashwi - Dec 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    A one hundred loss season is another reality for Twins fans. Horrible offseason.

  15. plmathfoto - Dec 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Guess they must’ve seen us ripping on them, so they played hardball and lowered the offer to 11 mill and made him sign lol

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