Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey needs to go! He is a horrible pitcher! Although he had a few good starts last year, many of his starts since he joined the Twins at the beginning of last season have been pretty ugly. Last season, Pelfrey’s struggles were attributed to the fact that he had Tommy John surgery the year before. After signing him to a three-year contract this past offseason, he is still bad even though he was supposed to pitch better two years removed from Tommy John surgery. He is 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA this season, which is pretty awful! He also takes a long time between pitches, making him not that fun to watch and probably not that fun for his defense, who has to stand in the field when he pitches.
Pelfrey is currently on the disabled list with a groin injury and will probably rehab in the minors before (supposedly) coming back up to Minnesota. This may be a good thing because pitching in the minors for a little while, combined with the assumption that Pelfrey will be fully healthy when he returns, may get him back on track. I suggest that the Twins see how Pelfrey does after he returns to the majors. If he continues to struggle, the team should send him back to the minors or possibly release him! They could trade him too, but I don’t know how many teams would be willing to get him based on his extremely poor performance so far in Minnesota!
What do you think about Mike Pelfrey? What do you think the Twins should do with him if he continues to struggle?
Written by: Sam Graves