It was a dubious venture from the start. Like granting Skynet access to the internet, or taking your desperate writer of a husband and weirdo of a kid kid to an exceedingly remote and isolated hotel in the mountains where you'll be alone and inaccessible for months, you'd think that red flags would have popped up somewhere. But we know how it all went down. Skynet became self-aware and enslaved humanity, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy, and the Twins signed Mike Pelfrey to a two-year contract.
Oh, and did you know that Skynet is a real thing? It's a real thing. They're not even bothering to change the name. Skynet exists. Damnit, people, RUN.
Anyway, Pelfrey was lit up again today, in Game One of the double-header. And the Twins are concerned.
Gardy said he will sit down w/Pelfrey, Rick Anderson and front office types to plan a course of action for the struggling pitcher.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) May 1, 2014
The writing has been on the wall since Day One for something like this. While even something as desperate as eating the whole of Pelfrey's contract wouldn't actually do anything in terms of restricting the Twins' current or future decisions, it does expose just how big of a mistake it was to offer a pitcher of his quality a two-year contract - after the team had already locked up two free agent starting pitchers to multi-year contracts.
Just to re-hash what we said about the Pelfrey signing over the winter - here, as it became increasingly likely that the Twins would bring him back: