Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wait Now...Who's This? Kevin Correia

There are a few new faces on the Minnesota Twins roster. The season is starting soon, and I thought I'd introduce them to you. If you haven't had a chance to see any Spring Training games, you probably won't know who you're looking at when you're watching on Opening Day. Back in the day, the Twins had a "Get To Know 'Em" ad campaign, but I'm sure that phrase is all trademarked and stuff, and I'd get in a whole heap of trouble if I used it, and I've been pretty busy lately, and the last thing I need is a whole bunch of "cease and desist" emails and phone calls, even though my tiny little blog isn't likely to dilute their precious trademark or anything, but whatever, so I present to you...

Wait Now...Who's This?

Kevin Correia

Starting Pitcher

What he looks like:

Source: ESPN

Where did he come from:

Signed as a free agent. Pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates two last seasons.

A few things to get excited about:

  • He doesn't have a history of injuries
  • Terry Ryan says he is a "good makeup guy" (no word on whether he refers to personality or Avon)
  • He has potential to eat a lot of innings
  • He's a family man; his wife just had their third son this spring

A few things to temper your enthusiasm

  • Not one optimistic word has been written about him by either local or national press 
  • There's no evidence that he has a personality or sense of humor
  • He'll probably have a beefy ERA
  • He wasn't an awesome pitcher in the National League, so he may struggle with American League batters

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