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  1. Why the Twins will contend in second half...

    1. Starting pitching MUCH better...(keep Correa)

    Our starting pitching has been much better, we have an ace now..Gibson is pretty much online..but do expect more short outings..but also long outings..he is getting better...Twins will move Nolasco..to pen..drop Swarzak and bring up May. Pino will be decent for remainder of year, Our Starting rotation will be Ok the rest of the way.

    2. Collabello - has matured from his exit, look for him to perform above average the ...
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  2. The Nolasco Solution

    Put Nolasco in pen, long relief, let Swarzak go or whatever he can be dealt for..box of donuts etc...call May up...
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  3. Do Twins fans want Deduno to fail?

    With his second straight sterling performance yesterday, Samuel, proved he is a valuable resource. Interestingly, Deduno before Slama....hmmm

    With all the criticism of Deduno, do you really want him to fail?

    I am delighted that Twins have found a way to use him and this might be his optimum role.

    His stuff is just so good, remember this, when he is on, he can beat anybody,

    We need a few more of those, do we not?
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  4. Who takes Pino place?

    I say move Nolasco to pen, call up May.

    What you guys think?
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  5. Pino looked terrified...

    What Pino was this? Devoid of confidence, looking terrified?

    Trout, Pujols and Hamilton would terrify me too..but you gotta throw it
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  6. The Secret to hitting...

    We see it over and over, a player gets hot, he hits everything, then he slumps a little and it just continues.

    Heres what you do, Arcia being the prime target for this, sit him down, two-three games, never let him get into a prolonged slump and let him go for 5+ games whiffing at everything.

    Parmalee when he first came back did the same thing..then the slump..not three hits yesterday, in Arcia and Parmalee we have the ideal duo to do this.

    Joe needs to sit ...
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  7. Twins serious about contention...

    Assuming we get the Morales...we have seen, this lineup just became very formidable. One question is, when will Pinto play?

    With Suzuki slowing down, I guess Pinto will catch a little more..but wow...tell me who has a better lineup than us, with Morales in the middle!

    Also have you noticed Santana looking much better in CF? Im excited about the Minnesota Twins..(Does the State pay Gladden to say that all the time?) MINNESOTA...most of us know where the Twins hail from, ...
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  8. Trade Darnell

    How does that strike you? I am betting you go, that guy (me) is an idiot.

    Think about it, we are loaded at AAA with Pitching..

    What do we need? We can get it for one of our great young pitchers, but what would you want?

    A cf? A ss? a catcher? Hmm..looks like we are pretty stocked..I guess I would take a Power Hitting First Baseman...thoughts?
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  9. DedunoSpeak (tv)

    I have constantly championed Samuel Deduno. Despite his success there are always the detractors, who listen to media instead of making valid observations, maybe they dont watch twins games.

    Yesterday was very different Deduno Speak, Dick and Bert were efffusive in their praise for him, hmmmmm..something came down from on high this was in sharp contrast to earlier comments..the players and Andy all gave him huge praise and Andy was right on about him pitching..to be effective and and ...
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  10. Is Dozier getting tired?

    I know i expect too much of him, but its his fault...if he didn't make sparkling play after sparkling play, I wouldn't be surprised that nukes hit his way got by him..but he has been human a little lately. Problem: You cant afford to rest him, he is the twins best player right beside Suzuki and Escobar...

    You guys see fatigue?
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  11. Gotta be happy for Hicks...but...heres what I would do with him....

    Pitch batting practice to him at only one pitch..fastball below his knees...he would have to prove he could hit that and WOULD hit that..before he plays again..how many? 100 a day or more..even if he has to have his own batting practice...I just cant believe with two strikes he can not tell that this pitch might be called a strike...also I would prep him that when he has two strikes SWING at the next pitch...not to say other twins arent guilty too..Colabello for one has struck out on multiple ...
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  12. The Fireballing Michael Tonkin...

    When I watch twins relievers, Tonkin is by far the weakest. He supposedly can throw in the high 90's so why is he trying to get people out with off speed stuff?

    BC..his heater with little movement is getting smashed!

    His wind up is so open, he doesn't fool anybody, the pitch comes out..and the hitters see it..clearly and teach him a lesson. His stuff..(fastball) allowed him to get by in lower minors..but Michael guess what? You aren't in Kansas anymore dude..just because ...
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  13. Minor League/Major League Salary Question

    How do salaries work when a player is called up? I assume, Santana for example, is now making the MLB minimum 400K? If he is sent back down, does his salary revert to minor league? And how much is that for a player like Santana?

    thanks in advance
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  14. Loving the New Gardy..

    Wow Gardy is no longer in love with the Mendoza line! Love todays lineup, Gardy is desperately trying to get some hitting in the lineup..absolutely love Santana being in, love Parmalee call up...love ANYBODY is spelling Kubel for a bit..(he will rebound)

    One thing concerning..is Pinto finally starting to hit again..but sitting..but Suzuki is Superman!..I know the cape will tear eventually..but loving seeing him fly!
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