Saturday, June 14, 2014


The Candy Man was a star starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the '70s and early '80s.  By the time he signed a one-year free agent contract with the Twins in 1990, he was a 36 year old reliever.  He had a fine year for a bad Twins team, going 7-4 with four saves and a 3.39 ERA before getting flipped to the Blue Jays at the trade deadline for Pedro Munoz and Nelson Liriano.  Munoz, an underrated offensive player who had four straight seasons of double-digit home runs for the Twins from 1992-1995, was a particularly nice return on the Candelaria rental.

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