Friday, July 18, 2008

Francisco Liriano Not Happy

Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano and his agent have asked the players union to "investigate" why Liriano has not been called up from Triple A. What a jackass!

Liriano, an All-Star during his rookie year of 2006, is 7-0 with a 2.73 ERA over his past nine games. But he missed all of 2007 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and began the year in the big leagues by going 0-3 with a piss-poor 11.32 ERA, so its understandable why the team is being cautious.

Not to mention the fact that they don't need him. The team is currently 1.5 games behind the first place White Sox, in large part due to its rotation.  Scott Baker, Glen Perkins, Nick Blackburn, and Kevin Slowey have anchored a rotation that also includes veteren Livan Hernandez. Of that group, Hernandez is the only one close to losing his spot, but he is an innings eater and has won nine games.

If and when the Twins decide to recall Liriano, he may be headed to the bullpen, according to ESPN.com.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That rotation is crap. It's going to fall apart in the 2nd half. You cite Livan's Hernandez 9 wins as if it's some major achievement by him. His ERA is close to 6! Liriano is one of the top 5 pitchers in all of baseball if he's healthy, and it appears that he's close.

Your blog sucks.

Anonymous said...

I agree, how can somebody trot out a broken down old warhorse like that and then be satisfied just because he lucks out with a handful of wins. The Twins have always been weird when it comes to choosing what pitchers to keep and which to dump.