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A Look at the Possible Sept. Call-Ups

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:01 AM
Wrote an article about the possible Sept. Call-Ups for this team:   http://www.todaysknu...s-for-the-twins   as always, reading...

Remaining schedule

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:52 PM
This season might get ugly. The only team not trying to push into the playoffs are the white Sox. This could be a 100 loss team after all...

Logan Schafer is up, DanSan to the DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Schafer is replacing Danny Santana, with Santana going on the DL. Schafer is hitting .264/.340/.361 (.701) for Rochester as a 29 year old...

Article: Have The Twins Mishandled Mitch Garver?

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:30 PM
It has already been an interesting year in terms of how the Twins have deployed their players defensively. From Miguel Sano moving all ov...

When do you fire a manager?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Okay.   At some point you need to send a message far from "Paul Molitor will remain our Manager. in 2017." I'm sorry. Paul is gifted...


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The Greatest Pitcher Who Never Was...

Posted by huhguy , 31 August 2014 · 643 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

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.