Look, I know we’ve gone Manny crazy around here lately, but we’re nutsy and irresponsible bloggers who don’t know nothin.’ The Associated Press, however, is supposed to be filled with grownups with more self control. But check out the screencap of their baseball news feed from a couple of minutes ago afternoon. The only thing that will top this will be my next post: an editorial about Manny’s feelings about the Mannification of the Mannia. Er, I mean media.
According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.
Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.
Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.