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Game Thread, Twins @ Red Sox, 6/2 @ 6:10 pm CT

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Monday 6/2, 6:10 PM CT at Fenway Park TV: FS-N; Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM     Weather:   Is it raining in Boston tonigh...

Dream Trade Target: Aroldis Champman

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What would it take to get Aroldis? I would be fine including anyone not named Buxton/Sano at this point. If the Twins are still "in it"...

Grantland article about the Twins

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The Twins success has pretty much forced national organizations to write an obligatory piece about them, but most of them have been Fluke...

Cameron: this team isn’t actually all that good

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Fangraphs article describing the gap between the Twins wins and their BaseRunshttp://www.fangraphs...-need-to-avoid/WARNING: negative/cri...

Article: Dear Negative Twins Fan, Get Over Yourself

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Dear Negative Twins Fan,I understand keeping a level head about things, a wait-and-see approach. I understand looking at advanced stats w...


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The Greatest Pitcher Who Never Was...

Posted by huhguy , 31 August 2014 · 341 views

If you have read my blogs, you know that I am a huge fan of Sam Deduno. I'm sad to see him leave the Twins, but I believe they gave him every opportunity to succeed, he just couldn't harness his "Krazy" fastball.

However when Sam couild harness it, he was unhitable he could beat anybody, anytime and often did. The reverse is true too that he could be wild anytime and walk runners around the bases, then when he tried to throw it straight, opponents would tattoo it.

Last year he was the teams best starting pitcher I was very surprised that he did not win the fifth starter position out of Spring Training, Gibson has made me believe that was the right choice. I wondered frequently how Sam could come out of the bullpen. He did have intial success but as the season went on...I got tired of the experiment as he looked awful at times and got hit hard at other times.

The only pitcher I would make sure to watch was Deduno, loved his charisma, and his stuff...but when he was bad,he was awful.

I understand the move, even agree with it..but this gives me one more reason to not watch the Twins.

Lets be clear about this, There will never be another Samuel Deduno!

Good Luck Sam, I wish you the highest success.




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The Wise One
Sep 01 2014 01:32 AM

I do not get the bromance He had a below league average K/9, K% and way below K%-BB%. A few 5 inning shutouts, more pounded outs

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Actually he is just like all the other twins pitchers..... An inning or to of tease... (Frankly a more interesting tease than the others). Then BOOM! It could be as simple as the low strikeout rates do not allow you to get out of a pickle? But whatever the reason it's still BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!
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Paul Pleiss
Sep 04 2014 02:30 AM

I was happy to see Sammy D moving on. You are correct, when he was on, he was fun to watch, but more often than not he'd blow up, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE as Platoon said above. Maybe he can catch on with Houston until some of their better draft picks make it up to the MLB level.

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