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Seth Stohs
06-22-2012, 11:46 PM
You can view the page at http://www.twinsdaily.com/content.php?697-Anyone-Want-a-(Mark)-Hamburger

YourHouseIsMyHouse
06-23-2012, 12:05 AM
That would be awesome if we signed him because of the good story and he loves the Twins! Of course that shouldn't be the main reason for signing him. I was also undrafted and the Twins are my favorite team.

glunn
06-23-2012, 01:25 AM
Considering the drop in velocity, I would hope that the Twins would arrange for thorough physicals. They have already had their share of TJ surgeries.

IdahoPilgrim
06-23-2012, 07:54 AM
It looks like Texas was using him in the same role we use Gray, Manship or Swarzak.

Seth Stohs
06-23-2012, 08:14 AM
If the Twins claimed him, they could send him to Rochester or New Britain. Need arms down there too. I'm concerned about the velocity too, but like his potential...

ossieO
06-23-2012, 10:04 AM
With 2 open spots on the 40 man roster (plus Nishioka, who could be dropped), there is no harm in claiming him. The Twins can always change their mind and release him later.

The Twins are still first in the waiver claim order, so I believe that unless the Rangers work out a trade for Hamburger, the Twins can get him.

Ultima Ratio
06-23-2012, 12:02 PM
What could it possibly hurt to bring him aboard? If the MO of the front office is to throw waiver wires into RF until something sticks, you'd think the same maxim applies for pitchers.

Bark's Lounge
06-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Why not! You wouldn't even have to pay Tuesday for him. (I couldn't resist)

IdahoPilgrim
06-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Why not! You wouldn't even have to pay Tuesday for him. (I couldn't resist)

I'd be curious how many people on this board would even recognize the reference. I guess it shows my age that I did.

Thrylos
06-23-2012, 10:14 PM
I'll take some fries with that...

Why not?

benhertz
06-24-2012, 05:42 AM
He could take Anthony Slama's spot in the Rochester bullpen.

If the organization is planning on trading a few of their current relievers for A-AA players, it would be best to load up Rochester with pitchers who could potentially help the Twins this season and 2013.

Mr. Ed
06-25-2012, 03:52 PM
mlbtraderumors reports San Diego has picked Hamburger up and optioned him to AAA.

Seth Stohs
06-25-2012, 08:01 PM
apparently the padres had the first claim, so the twins had no opportunity to claim hamburger.

IdahoPilgrim
06-25-2012, 11:56 PM
apparently the padres had the first claim, so the twins had no opportunity to claim hamburger.

I thought with waivers every team in the same league as the DFAer had a shot first, before the clubs from the other league did. Has that changed?

Jeremy Nygaard
06-27-2012, 10:14 AM
I was under the same impression. Color me confused.

PopRiveter
06-27-2012, 01:04 PM
Bark's comment was hilarious- well played!

benhertz
07-19-2012, 06:47 PM
DFA'd (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/07/padres-designate-mark-hamburger-for-assignment.html) by the Padres today.

JB_Iowa
07-19-2012, 07:04 PM
I'd be curious how many people on this board would even recognize the reference. I guess it shows my age that I did.

It made my eyes pop.

Bark's Lounge
07-19-2012, 07:18 PM
It made my eyes pop.

Gee Whiz. You guys make it sound like it was a Theodore Roosevelt speech from 1907. I am 37 years old and I am sure that there are people within 5 years below that who know who Wimpy and Popeye are. If our job is as historians/custodians of golden age cartoons/comics so be it, but I wouldn't consider it ancient history. (Food, Food, Food - Everything is Food).

Bark's Lounge
07-19-2012, 07:23 PM
On another note - I want to have an affair with the Sea Hag.

benhertz
07-21-2012, 05:51 PM
The Houston Astros claimed Mark Hamburger off waivers from the Padres.

Link (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/07/astros-claim-mark-hamburger-off-waivers.html)

benhertz
02-18-2013, 03:35 AM
Reliever Mark Hamburger was released by the Houston Astros.

LINK (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/02/minor-league-transactions-feb-5-13/)

glunn
02-18-2013, 01:06 PM
Reliever Mark Hamburger was released by the Houston Astros.

LINK (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/02/minor-league-transactions-feb-5-13/)

Nice catch, rookie!

benhertz
02-26-2013, 01:06 AM
Hamburger received a 50-game suspension for failing two tests for recreational drugs.

Link (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/02/reliever-mark-hamburger-must-serve-50-game-suspension/)

I'd still like to see the Twins sign him for Rochester. Injuries and poor performances happen all the time.

Thrylos
02-26-2013, 06:08 AM
Hamburger received a 50-game suspension for failing two tests for recreational drugs..
You never know what's in a Hamburger these days...