Former Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $10 million, Jerry Crasnick reports.
Correia was a somewhat controversial pitcher in Pittsburgh. Many statistically-oriented fans didn't like him much, because he never struck anyone out and because even straightforward measures of his performance showed that he was distinctly below average, given our offensively-challenged times. The Pirates evidently felt the same way, briefly booting him from the rotation after they acquired Wandy Rodriguez this summer.
Aesthetically, too, Correia wasn't much fun to watch -- he threw strikes but didn't have much in the way of command, mostly just chucking 90-MPH fastballs in the vicinity of the strike zone and hoping for the best. That Correia managed to land a $10 million deal speaks volumes about this year's free agent market. I wouldn't count on this contract to end well, and I'm glad the Pirates aren't on the other end of it.