Twins righthander Kyle Gibson arrived in the big leagues for his debut on June 29, 2013. He was OK in his first start, and then the rest of the season was pretty much a disaster as far as results go. Gibson ended the year with a 6.53 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins.
I mention this because in 2014 Gibson has been a completely different pitcher. Whether it’s maturity, confidence, better stuff or some combination thereof, he has been able to shake off 2013.
Trevor May will have that same chance from 2014 to 2015. His first impression was bad, but there is plenty of time to get better.
Farewell to arms: Kevin Correia had 30 quality starts out of 54 during his time with the Twins (56 percent). The rest of the staff was 38 percent.
A long read: Bill Simmons at Grantland.com spends more than 5,000 words before concluding Kevin Love is underrated as a player.