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  1. jtkoupal's Avatar
    Who are you? Gardy? Terry Ryan? Please tell me you're being sarcastic. The last 3 years have ended miserably. Based on what I'm seeing, this year will be no different. I don't have to use my imagination to see another 90 loss season.
  2. huhguy's Avatar
    I totally get that, The players are capable of a major push but are the coaches? Brunasky is a joke as far as I am concerned, show me how he has helped this team. At the beginning of the year it was great we were walking like crazy, but any simpleton should know that the pitchers would start throwing strikes..duh!

    I think this team plays under too much pressure...they are deatly afraid of making a mistake..

    Lets hope the coaches will loosen the reigns, the players are self motivated.. they KNOW if they dont perform what the consequences are..now Gardy be good enough..to let em go, put the fun in the game again!
  3. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Thank you for your optimism...but I'm just tired. I get too frustrated watching the games and expecting a win, or even a well pitched game. I find I'm more comfortable and easier to live with if I view the box scores and the Twins' highlights after the Twins' games, rather than viewing or listening to the games, pitch by agonizing pitch. These last series of disappointments have worn me out. These truly are the dog days of summer.
  4. huhguy's Avatar
    sorry that was confusing....I meant Hughes not the erratic Gibson, but maybe could be Correia?
  5. h2oface's Avatar
    Three cheers for Gibson......... but an ace? really? Dire straits must really lower ace standards. I won't say it too loud, ...... I don't want to wake you from your special dream during your nap.
    Perhaps I am misreading what you meant, and without saying it, you meant the ace is someone else....... like Hughes? Maybe, but after the last few starts, we might want to reserve the ace talk for later. It is a long season.
    Updated 07-08-2014 at 12:39 AM by h2oface
  6. DocBauer's Avatar
    I like the optimism. It rivals even mine! Lol

    The Twins will not contend. But they can contend for .500. And it's not really that outlandish.

    Nolasco stays in the rotation, but remembers who he is and what he can do. This, along with Hughes and Gibson, gives us a very solid 1-3. May will be up. He will struggle. But he will also be very good. Correia will be traded unless the Twins are offered nothing. That leaves the best case scenario of Pino, Deduno, Meyer, Darnell and Johnson until September when they may all be available in one form or another. A 6 man rotation maybe?

    Santana and Mauer both come off the DL and hit like they did before injury. Escobar keeps it up, mostly, as does Plouffe. Yes, Nunez should get shots. He seems to like being out of NY.

    Arcia is streaky, but mostly good streaky. Morales settles in and the Twins keep him.

    Willingham and Morales both traded, can't fill the 4th and 5th spots in the rotation with anyone who can give you a realistic shot, and .500 doesn't happen.
  7. gil4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Otwins
    I hope you are right but what I really want to know is where I can get some of what you are smoking?
    I can't help you. I used up the last of mine in June of last year.

    Ok, that's not quite true. I managed to score some back in March (that seems to be the season for it) and I find an occasional hit now and then, but it never seems to last very long.
  8. Otwins's Avatar
    I hope you are right but what I really want to know is where I can get some of what you are smoking?
  9. JB_Iowa's Avatar
    Seems like I've heard this song before.

    I'll believe it when I see it.
  10. huhguy's Avatar
    getting rid of him isnt going to happen, he needs to go to long relief..and drop Swarzak completely or send Swarzak to aaa to try to turn him into a starter, I think nolasco could be effe tive in long relief..look at it this way, he is much worse than expected, and Hughes is much better, really have to like that deal with correia..being suitable and Gibson who knows from start to start?
  11. jaimedude2's Avatar
    Is there any hope that one of his former teams the Marlins or the Dodgers would want him back if the Twins would eat most of the salary and get back some low level class A prospects?
    At this point you have to sell low on him or release him as he is not going to be getting better for the Twins. Better yet, fire Anderson get rid of Gardy, and bring in Cuellar as pitching coach. Cuellar always helped Liriano when he was in minors or hurt perhaps Cuellar can help right the ship on Nolasco.
  12. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huhguy
    naw..lets wait for Pelfrey!
    She's singing louder!
  13. old nurse's Avatar
    Nobody wants to see an honest player fail. (everyone will cheer Arod failing)
  14. huhguy's Avatar
    naw..lets wait for Pelfrey!
  15. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy
    Sounds like Gardy has had enough....
    So have I seen enough of Nolasco starting. 49 million dollars! Mauer's hurt again! What's that I hear off in the distance at Target Field? Oh Nooooooooooooooo! It sounds like a fat lady singing. Put up the signs...YARD SALE SATURDAY at Twins Way.
  16. TKGuy's Avatar
    Sounds like Gardy has had enough....
  17. jtkoupal's Avatar
    I don't want him to fail. I don't want any of our guys to fail. However, I know that Deduno is not meant to be a full time starter. The role he is in now, a long reliever, is the correct role for him. I was at the game Saturday when he pitched 4.2 shutout innings out of the pen. That outing confirmed to me that he belongs in the bullpen.
  18. DocBauer's Avatar
    Agreed, though I think a spot-long-mid man is more to his capabilities vs simply mop-up. Especially if he can start an inning vs combining in in the middle. Could pressure Swarzak, or, if Swarzak can hop on his 2013 wagon, he might be capable of more 7th inning plus appearances.
  19. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    Where did this come from?

    Deduno could be a great mop up guy, as many people have been saying all along. He kept us in the game Friday.
  20. DocBauer's Avatar
    I think after last season, the majority of fans were hoping he'd fully recover from his procedure and be the same electric, and mostly consistent SP this year we saw in 2013.

    For whatever reason(s) he just hasn't been that guy. And when you need top quality SP, have some top prospects so close, and have endured 3 straight disappointing seasons, with some awful pitching and a glut of AAAA fill in types, it's easy to pull the rip cord on a guy like Deduno at this point.

    He was a good story while it lasted, and Pino is sort of the new Deduno at the moment. Now, if Deduno suddenly got another shot, pitched 6 quality innings each time out! occassionaly 7, and looked like the guy he was last season, the love and optimism would return somewhat. Certainly it would give the team another option. But at this time, the May and Meyer train is quickly approaching the Target Field Depot.
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