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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...m-Alexi-Casilla

#2 Mr. Ed

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

Now if the Twins only got smart and got real middle infielders, and used either Flori or Esky as AAA filler/backups, like they really are.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Good luck, too had he never really produced.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

Best wishes to him. He always busted his tail off and never complained about playing time or anything. A total class act indeed.
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#5 Ex-Iowegian

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Good luck, Lexi.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask? (Rumors the Twins were in it heavily on Ervin Santana, so Haren would be comparable.)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

Haren is a Cub so the Twins whiffed again.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask?


Yes. Way too much.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!

#10 Fire Dan Gladden

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Why do I have the feeling this will be another situation where a player doesn't materalize for the Twins, and goes on to play well for another club...

#11 Rick Blaine

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Orioles MI is now our 2010 infield with Hardy/Casilla.

#12 Rick Blaine

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!



I know Houston is moving to the AL-- I wasn't aware that Baltimore was moving to the NL
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#13 stringer bell

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

I wanted the Twins to keep Casilla, but dollars and sense made it nearly impossible for Lexi to remain a Twin. If Casilla is the ninth regular, who provides premium speed and defense at second base, it is a fine situation. The Twins surely are not in that place. I always thought there was a breakout possible for Casilla, but it never happened since '08, when his surprise performance helped lift the team to game 163.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Strangely, I'm not at all opposed to this move.

#15 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

Haren isn't a Cub yet...and I meant Twinstripes, not pinstripes. Come on, Terry Ryan, land him....

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

I wanted the Twins to keep Casilla, but dollars and sense made it nearly impossible for Lexi to remain a Twin. If Casilla is the ninth regular, who provides premium speed and defense at second base, it is a fine situation. The Twins surely are not in that place. I always thought there was a breakout possible for Casilla, but it never happened since '08, when his surprise performance helped lift the team to game 163.


I can't say that I wanted to keep Casilla, but I expected the Twins to at least wait until the deadline to decide whether to go to arbitration. At best he provide cheap insurance in case they can't find another infielder this off season. At worst he wasn't going to get much of a raise, and they could cut him before opening day for 20% of that contract if one of the other options makes him expendable And if another team wanted Casilla for his arbitration salary, the Twins aren't likely to get anything better than him for anything cheaper.

#17 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

One less bad player on the Twins. Too bad he'll be replaced by someone just as worse!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:42 AM

Haren is a Cub so the Twins whiffed again.


That deal fell apart. He's a free agent

http://m.espn.go.com...storyId=8584934

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:43 AM

Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!


If only Baltimore played there!

#20 glunn

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

I hope for the best for Casilla. But if he hits .290 or better next year, then I will be hoping that the Twins get a new pitching coach.

#21 Top Gun

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35 AM

Alexi is another Hardy.

#22 lingrass

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

Mistaken comparison.....Hardy jacks 20X/yr.....Alexandra Casi-wuss hits it out of infield 20X/yr........Goodbye and good riddance......

#23 lingrass

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

Alexi is another Hardy.

Hardy hits 20+ jacks/yr.....Alexandra Casi-wuss hits it out of the infield 20X/yr.......think about it.........

#24 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

Not seeing the basis for all of the angst about this. The guy was given every opportunity to cement himself in a starting role here, and he consistently failed to do so.

He had a few good spurts, but they were always followed by longer, awful spurts.

Too many lackadaisical moments from him to convince me that he brought it every night.

This was his year to prove that he was part of the solution and not part of the problem, and I don't think he did it.

#25 Shane Wahl

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

The Orioles: Hardy, Casilla, Ford, Thome, Tolleson, Pearce, and Ayala. More? Clearly they like Twins players, so maybe they should be a target for the trade Span crowd.

#26 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Why are people upset with this? I thought the general consensus is he wasn't worth the money that we would have owed him in arbitration.

#27 Badsmerf

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

I would take Casilla over all the other futile INF options (besides Carroll). He is a great fielder and has plus speed. That alone is worth it. I'm not extremely upset over the deal, but just think the Twins have decided to move on from him. That happens. Hopefully he can excel with the O's and help them compete again next season.
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#28 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

first off, the move was inevitable....esp after the Escobar trade but.....
Find it funny that we are claiming players (Roenicke) that teams worse than us dont want, BUT one of baseball's best teams this yr finds use in someone that we cannot find time/use for.

#29 Fire Dan Gladden

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Casilla needed to go. He wasn't getting the job done here. His value is easily replaced for cheaper,

#30 iastfan112

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Wish we would've kept him, generally solid on defense and showed flashes of hitting. Think he's better than Florimon.