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 Posted: Fri Aug 22nd, 2014 05:11 pm
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Report: Twins sign Phil Hughes for $24 million over three years

Matthew Pouliot

Nov 30, 2013, 11:13 PM EST

Phil Hughes will join Ricky Nolasco in a rebuilt Twins rotation, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, agreeing to a three-year, $24 million contract on Saturday.

Hughes, the winter’s youngest free agent at age 27, is coming off a rough season in which he went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts and one relief appearance for the Yankees. Getting out of Yankee Stadium and it’s shallow right field porch should do him a whole lot of good, though it’s not like he’s been any sort of ace on the road, either.

The curious thing is that Hughes held out for the longer deal rather than going the Josh Johnson route and signing a one-year contract, with the chance of landing a much bigger payday next winter. Certainly, if he had bounced back and turned in a season more like his 2012, he could have been in a position to land the kind of four-year, $49 million deal that Nolasco just got or something bigger. Frankly, it suggests a lack of confidence that he’d rather have the much more modest three-year deal right now.

With Hughes and Nolasco in the fold, the Twins have clearly upgraded what was the league’s ugliest rotation last season. Kevin Correia will be back to occupy another spot, with Samuel Deduno a heavy favorite to join him. The team still has to decide whether to bring in another veteran or to let Kyle Gibson, Vance Worley, Andrew Albers and Scott Diamond compete for the fifth spot.

Hughes won today and is now 14-8 for the Twins.
Of course. Another guy (Eddie Whitson, Carl Pavano, Kevin Brown, Jeff Weaver, Javy Vazquez, Kenny Rogers, Aj Burnett, etc...) who couldn't handle NY.

It would be nice to see the Yankees get killed by the White Sox and then they can trade maybe Kuroda and McCarthy for some younger players.  The Angels need pitching badly.  I hate Brian Cashman!

Hughes could handle NY just fine.  He was lights out in the bullpen for 2 years in plenty of pressure situations.  What he couldn't handle was being a starter and having to go 7 innings with that short right field porch.  I knew he would do well in MN.

Last edited on Fri Aug 22nd, 2014 05:11 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.