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Eric R Pleiss
02-28-2013, 09:34 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1418-Opening-Day-Starter

glunn
02-28-2013, 10:15 PM
I am hoping for Worley. I think that he is going to be fun to watch.

mnfanforlife
02-28-2013, 10:20 PM
Hicks to start year in MN? I doubt that will happen.
Gibson really has no shot at starting opening day, in my opinion.

ashburyjohn
03-01-2013, 02:38 PM
I like that the percentages add to 100. This gives me confidence in the team.

Thrylos
03-01-2013, 03:15 PM
Hate to say this, but the norm has been the healthy guy with the biggest contract has been the Twins' opening day starter under Gardenhire. Depends on whether you count incentives, that would be either Pelfrey or Correia. Not sure that Pelfrey would be ready, so survey says: Kevin Correia will be the Twins' opening day starter building upon the tradition.

chuchadoro
03-01-2013, 04:32 PM
Good stuff, Eric. I do have to say breaking down the Twins Opening Day starting options is like ranking the Police Academy movies (Kevin Correia is Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol).

ashburyjohn
03-01-2013, 05:07 PM
All things considered, I bet Gardy and Ryan wish they could skip Opening Day and go right to game 2. Most years, even if the forecast for the season isn't that great, it's fun to put your best guy up against the other team's best guy that first day and just see what happens. This year, even if the Twins wind up winning, it's not really something to look forward to in its own right. Maybe a 5-1 win will prove satisfying, because that's baseball and it could happen, but it won't be like it would when you spend the days leading up to it in anticipation that Viola or Blyleven or whoever might dominate.

Thegrin
03-03-2013, 10:58 PM
I hope they start Correia on opening day. I'd be sorry for the fans that day, but it would set Correia up to be the sacrificial lamb against the Leagues #1 starters, ie. Verlander, King Felix, Price, Shields etc.

glunn
03-04-2013, 01:50 AM
I hope they start Correia on opening day. I'd be sorry for the fans that day, but it would set Correia up to be the sacrificial lamb against the Leagues #1 starters, ie. Verlander, King Felix, Price, Shields etc.

I am all for making the most out of a bad situation, but as a fan I would like to see the best guy out there on opening day.

FrodaddyG
03-04-2013, 02:22 AM
I hope they start Correia on opening day. I'd be sorry for the fans that day, but it would set Correia up to be the sacrificial lamb against the Leagues #1 starters, ie. Verlander, King Felix, Price, Shields etc.
Or, you know, that one time against Verlander since off days will immediately throw that all out of whack anyway.