Skip to main content
Larry Brown Sports Tagline. Brown Bag it, Baby.
#pounditThursday, February 2, 2023

Articles tagged: Tyler Mahle

Carlos Correa had good quote about Twins’ trade deadline acquisition

Carlos Correa looks out

Jul 23, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa (4) looks into the crowd from the dugout during the seventh inning in a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins made a series of moves on Tuesday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, and Carlos Correa seems to be a fan of the team’s work.

The Twins acquired pitchers Tyler Mahle, Michael Fulmer and Jorge Lopez. Mahle will add some important depth to the rotation.

After struggling to start the season, Mahle went 3-2 with a 3.20 ERA in June and July combined.

Correa sure likes what he saw when he looked closer at Mahle’s stats.

“I looked at his Baseball Savant page and saw a lot of red,” Correa said of Mahle, via Aaron Gleeman.

Baseball Savant provides in-depth analytics. On his page, Mahle is in the red for many percentile rankings, which indicates he is better than league average in most categories.

The Twins traded Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand and Steve Hajjar to Cincinnati for Mahle. Minnesota entered Tuesday 54-48 and leading the AL Central by a game over Cleveland.

Reds already willing to trade their best pitchers?

Luis Castillo pitches

May 9, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (58) throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds are so bad this season that they may already be ready to have a fire sale.

The Reds entered Monday 5-23 and are on pace for a historically-bad season.

The team spent the offseason dismantling the roster, but they still have two pitchers who might interest other teams: Tyler Mahle and Luis Castillo.

Veteran MLB reporter Peter Gammons reported on Monday that the Reds are already willing to listen to trade offers for both pitchers.

Mahle is off to an awful start this season and 1-4 with a 6.46 ERA. Last season he went 13-6 with a 3.75 ERA in 180 innings. Some teams might have interest in the 30-year-old if they think they can get him back to last year’s form.

Castillo was activated off the injured list to make his season debut on Monday. The 29-year-old has a career 3.72 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per 9 innings.

The Reds shouldn’t get rid of either player too quickly. They need to get to a place of semi-respectability before stripping the team down even more.