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Brad Swanson
06-13-2013, 05:08 PM
I don't know about you guys, but when you see a time line of events like this one, it makes you wish the Twins had released Anthony Slama a long time ago:

Kevin Slowey was Framed!: Anthony Slama's Time with the Minnesota Twins (http://smartpitcher.blogspot.com/2013/06/anthony-slamas-time-with-minnesota-twins.html)

By the way, is it pants'ed or pants'd?

Shane Wahl
06-13-2013, 05:23 PM
Fantastic.

mike wants wins
06-13-2013, 05:35 PM
Funny stuff...in seriousness, this and Benson should remind the twins that there is a reason other teams sell high on prospects for proven MLB players.

Rosterman
06-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Slama is the perfect example of a sell high prospect. We would repeatedly hear mumbles from the Twins about what he can't do. There was little opportunity given to even fail at the major league level. Yet if he wasnt going to fit into the plans, you move him when he is hot. Yes, sometimes you hope a player will reinvent himself (Benson) and play hot, after he has become the 4th centerfielder in the high end of the system. Will be interesting to see if Slama does land somewhere, although this year he ahs been terribly horrible.

drjim
06-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Why do people have such an inflated view of Slama? I have nothing against the guy but this is ridiculous. He was never more than a C prospect with minimal value, maybe the kind of guy you can trade for a salary dump in August (such as when they traded Yohan Pino for Pavano).

I'll repeat, teams could have had Slama any of the past three seasons for no cost other than a 40 man roster spot. They all passed.

drjim
06-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Funny stuff...in seriousness, this and Benson should remind the twins that there is a reason other teams sell high on prospects for proven MLB players.

I agree, the Twins should have traded all prospects that failed. That was a poor job by Terry Ryan.

mike wants wins
06-13-2013, 08:17 PM
Yummmy, more straw.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
06-13-2013, 10:26 PM
So Bill Smith could never successfully defeat Slama, which forced Terry Ryan to finish what he started once and for all. Interesting conspiracy.

Seth Stohs
06-13-2013, 10:36 PM
Yeah, there was no 'sell high' moment for Slama. We (people who love K/9 and dominance in the minor leagues) loved him, but the Twins and apparently all other organizations never believed he had enough stuff. That was pretty clear, so there was no time in which they could have received anything in return for him.

snepp
06-13-2013, 10:49 PM
This article was too entertaining and amusing to start up a pissing match here, why not take the strawmen over to the primary Slama thread (http://twinsdaily.com/minnesota-twins-talk/7216-twins-axe-slama-sign-eppley.html).

twinsnorth49
06-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Yummmy, more straw.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

Joe
06-13-2013, 11:41 PM
I vaguely remember a small riot on the BYTO Boards when the Twins let Alex Smit go.

Maybe it was just Statfreak??

drjim
06-14-2013, 07:11 AM
Yummmy, more straw.

I'm starting to wonder if you understand that term.

mike wants wins
06-14-2013, 08:31 AM
Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies.

Brad Swanson
06-14-2013, 11:15 AM
This thread is amazing.

Stupid post about Slama -> discussion about trading prospects -> Debate strategy discussion -> Princess Bride - > Peace

Not bad in fewer than 12 posts.

diehardtwinsfan
06-14-2013, 12:29 PM
There for Slamma > Peace. Looks like he's headed towards government work.

snepp
06-14-2013, 12:55 PM
I'm starting to wonder if you understand that term.

Given the man-shaped bundles of straw previously beaten down in this thread, do you?

drjim
06-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Given the man-shaped bundles of straw previously beaten down in this thread, do you?

No.