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Article: Pitchers Hesitant To Challenge The Patient Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:13 PM
It’s hard to envision Miguel Sano rewarding the Twins any more than he has through 18 big league games. The 22 year old has hit .283/.405...
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Is it time to worry about Kyle Gibson?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:10 PM
Looked pretty terrible against a couple of good but not great hitting teams.
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Tyler Clippard traded to the Mets

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:10 PM
Posted in the Twins forum since he was one of our "Targets"   Mets get: Clippard and 1 million dollars (wut?) A's get: Casey Meisner...
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Should we be worried about Twins starting pitching ?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:03 PM
Since the All-Star Break the Twins have lost 3 straight series.Is this a cause for concern ?   Sun July 26 vs NYY @ MN - Gibson allo...
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You're the GM: deadline moves

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:46 PM
Okay, I'm curious to get a read on what posters would do this deadline. You can list specific players or not, up to you... Though it's be...
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Frankie's Final Start?

Attached Image: lirianosulk.jpg On Monday night, Francisco Liriano is scheduled to make his 130th start in a Twins uniform. It might also be his last.

With 25 strikeouts over his last two starts and a 2.84 ERA since the start of May, Liriano is the hottest pitcher in baseball. He also might be the most appealing rental available on the trade market, with Zack Greinke's market cooling and Cole Hamels perhaps closing in on an extension with the Phillies.

Just over a week remains until the deadline, increasing the urgency for pitching-hungry contenders who could begin making hard pushes for the Minnesota left-hander, especially if he turns in another strong outing against the White Sox.
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This is certainly not the kind of leverage Terry Ryan expected to have when Liriano sat with an 11.02 ERA after one month's play. As frustrating as his April was, Twins fans should be very thankful that he was able to pull things together and rattle off three excellent months, boosting his trade value with each passing start. At this point, with the bidding war that ought to take place, I'll be disappointed if the Twins don't come away with at least one impact prospect in a deal.

Pay close attention to Liriano when he takes the hill against Gavin Floyd. It might be your last chance, because you can bet a dozen other teams will be doing the same.


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