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Seth Stohs
11-02-2012, 01:16 PM
You can view the page at http://www.twinsdaily.com/content.php?1145-Orioles-Claim-Alexi-Casilla

Mr. Ed
11-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Now if the Twins only got smart and got real middle infielders, and used either Flori or Esky as AAA filler/backups, like they really are.

mike wants wins
11-02-2012, 02:44 PM
Good luck, too had he never really produced.

Thrylos
11-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Best wishes to him. He always busted his tail off and never complained about playing time or anything. A total class act indeed.

Ex-Iowegian
11-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Good luck, Lexi.

AM.
11-02-2012, 04:13 PM
By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask? (Rumors the Twins were in it heavily on Ervin Santana, so Haren would be comparable.)

jjswol
11-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Haren is a Cub so the Twins whiffed again.

USAFChief
11-02-2012, 06:28 PM
By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask?

Yes. Way too much.

luckylager
11-02-2012, 06:54 PM
Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!

Fire Dan Gladden
11-02-2012, 07:24 PM
Why do I have the feeling this will be another situation where a player doesn't materalize for the Twins, and goes on to play well for another club...

Rick Blaine
11-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Orioles MI is now our 2010 infield with Hardy/Casilla.

Rick Blaine
11-02-2012, 07:51 PM
Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!


I know Houston is moving to the AL-- I wasn't aware that Baltimore was moving to the NL
:banghead:

stringer bell
11-02-2012, 08:10 PM
I wanted the Twins to keep Casilla, but dollars and sense made it nearly impossible for Lexi to remain a Twin. If Casilla is the ninth regular, who provides premium speed and defense at second base, it is a fine situation. The Twins surely are not in that place. I always thought there was a breakout possible for Casilla, but it never happened since '08, when his surprise performance helped lift the team to game 163.

USAFChief
11-02-2012, 08:18 PM
Strangely, I'm not at all opposed to this move.

AM.
11-02-2012, 08:55 PM
Haren isn't a Cub yet...and I meant Twinstripes, not pinstripes. Come on, Terry Ryan, land him....

Craig in MN
11-02-2012, 09:49 PM
I wanted the Twins to keep Casilla, but dollars and sense made it nearly impossible for Lexi to remain a Twin. If Casilla is the ninth regular, who provides premium speed and defense at second base, it is a fine situation. The Twins surely are not in that place. I always thought there was a breakout possible for Casilla, but it never happened since '08, when his surprise performance helped lift the team to game 163.

I can't say that I wanted to keep Casilla, but I expected the Twins to at least wait until the deadline to decide whether to go to arbitration. At best he provide cheap insurance in case they can't find another infielder this off season. At worst he wasn't going to get much of a raise, and they could cut him before opening day for 20% of that contract if one of the other options makes him expendable And if another team wanted Casilla for his arbitration salary, the Twins aren't likely to get anything better than him for anything cheaper.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
11-02-2012, 10:18 PM
One less bad player on the Twins. Too bad he'll be replaced by someone just as worse!

twinsfaninsaudi
11-03-2012, 12:42 AM
Haren is a Cub so the Twins whiffed again.

That deal fell apart. He's a free agent

http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=8584934

twinsfaninsaudi
11-03-2012, 12:43 AM
Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!

If only Baltimore played there!

glunn
11-03-2012, 12:50 AM
I hope for the best for Casilla. But if he hits .290 or better next year, then I will be hoping that the Twins get a new pitching coach.

Top Gun
11-03-2012, 01:35 AM
Alexi is another Hardy.

lingrass
11-03-2012, 06:22 AM
Mistaken comparison.....Hardy jacks 20X/yr.....Alexandra Casi-wuss hits it out of infield 20X/yr........Goodbye and good riddance......

lingrass
11-03-2012, 06:44 AM
Alexi is another Hardy.
Hardy hits 20+ jacks/yr.....Alexandra Casi-wuss hits it out of the infield 20X/yr.......think about it.........

one_eyed_jack
11-03-2012, 07:52 AM
Not seeing the basis for all of the angst about this. The guy was given every opportunity to cement himself in a starting role here, and he consistently failed to do so.

He had a few good spurts, but they were always followed by longer, awful spurts.

Too many lackadaisical moments from him to convince me that he brought it every night.

This was his year to prove that he was part of the solution and not part of the problem, and I don't think he did it.

Shane Wahl
11-03-2012, 09:40 AM
The Orioles: Hardy, Casilla, Ford, Thome, Tolleson, Pearce, and Ayala. More? Clearly they like Twins players, so maybe they should be a target for the trade Span crowd.

SpiritofVodkaDave
11-03-2012, 09:43 AM
Why are people upset with this? I thought the general consensus is he wasn't worth the money that we would have owed him in arbitration.

Badsmerf
11-03-2012, 10:18 AM
I would take Casilla over all the other futile INF options (besides Carroll). He is a great fielder and has plus speed. That alone is worth it. I'm not extremely upset over the deal, but just think the Twins have decided to move on from him. That happens. Hopefully he can excel with the O's and help them compete again next season.

greengoblinrulz
11-03-2012, 02:35 PM
first off, the move was inevitable....esp after the Escobar trade but.....
Find it funny that we are claiming players (Roenicke) that teams worse than us dont want, BUT one of baseball's best teams this yr finds use in someone that we cannot find time/use for.

Fire Dan Gladden
11-03-2012, 03:08 PM
Casilla needed to go. He wasn't getting the job done here. His value is easily replaced for cheaper,

iastfan112
11-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Wish we would've kept him, generally solid on defense and showed flashes of hitting. Think he's better than Florimon.

Thrylos
11-03-2012, 04:34 PM
The Orioles: Hardy, Casilla, Ford, Thome, Tolleson, Pearce, and Ayala. More? Clearly they like Twins players, so maybe they should be a target for the trade Span crowd.

Don't forget the DFA Butera crowd ;)
(and can anyone believe that the Twins have 4 Cs on the 40-man, including Drew?)

Bark's Lounge
11-03-2012, 04:40 PM
I hope all of us remember this thread in 20 something years when Casilla is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Shame on the Minnesota Twins!:p

Rosterman
11-03-2012, 05:34 PM
Casilla is ... replaceable. Think Rivas, even Guzman. No upside. He had his chances.

Former Twins with the O's ... well, Thome was a no-brainer, but went a couple of places in-between. Ayala is a headcase. Pearce was a draftee who didn't sign and a spring training invite who didn't get the cut. Ford got lucky. Etc. Etc.

I liked Alexi, but it is time to move on. Wish we were replacing him with, say, Hardy though.

70charger
11-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Alexi is another Hardy.

Ha!

Oh sorry, was that a joke?

ashburyjohn
11-03-2012, 09:56 PM
Good-field/no-hit infielders and good-field/no-power outfielders should rarely cost more than a waiver-wire pickup,, or a sketchy minor-league prospect in trade if he's really solid, and should not be paid more than $1M or so unless you're a deep-pockets team.

I wish Casilla nothing but good luck in the rest of his career but his time with the Twins was clearly up.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
11-04-2012, 12:17 PM
The Orioles: Hardy, Casilla, Ford, Thome, Tolleson, Pearce, and Ayala. More? Clearly they like Twins players, so maybe they should be a target for the trade Span crowd.

Adam Jones and Denard Span are also best friends. It's looking pretty good...

Curt
11-04-2012, 01:52 PM
The only reason for Baltimore to do this is they intend to offer him arbitration, right?

Chris in Osaka
11-05-2012, 12:57 AM
The Twins waited about five years too long. He has no appreciable skills.

johnnydakota
11-05-2012, 03:24 AM
oka

ThejacKmp
11-05-2012, 06:13 AM
By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask? (Rumors the Twins were in it heavily on Ervin Santana, so Haren would be comparable.)

You realize that when you say "in pinstripes" everyone thinks you're referring to the Yankees right?

diehardtwinsfan
11-05-2012, 06:30 AM
Why are people upset with this? I thought the general consensus is he wasn't worth the money that we would have owed him in arbitration.

There are some that will be upset no matter what the Twins do. I think we all say Alexi's potential. Unfortunately, he never reached it.

USAFChief
11-05-2012, 12:26 PM
Why are people upset with this? I thought the general consensus is he wasn't worth the money that we would have owed him in arbitration.

There are some that will be upset no matter what the Twins do. I think we all say Alexi's potential. Unfortunately, he never reached it.

Never reached it? I think there's a pretty good chance he DID reach his potential.

E. Andrew
11-05-2012, 05:49 PM
He always busted his tail off and never complained about playing time or anything.

Probably why we gave him as many chances as we did. Good luck to him.