Did you guys watch the same Sam Deduno I did? This guy is dominant, has phenomenal stuff, yes he is going to walk lots of people, but this also makes him virtually unhittable....the real problem with Deduno is that he might also be uncatchable, I know the catchers hate to catch him, that is a GREAT! sign...
Get over yourselves...Deduno does not fit the mold of the "Traditional" pitcher and there in lies the problem, the Twins staff and evidently fans, get hung up on the
Does anybody need competition more than Trevor Plouffe? Anybody else struggling like he is, would not be playing.
I know this wont happen, but I would love to see the Twins bring up D Romero from New Britain and let Plouffe watch a lot of baseball.
Plouffe seems very arrogant to me, like it doesnt matter, he has the thumb injury to blame it on...just wait until he recovers....and wait...and wait....
Sit him please, he needs a major attitude adjustment!
I was afraid Gardenhire and Anderson would fool with Deduno, and it looks like it happened. Deduno looked nothing like his former self in his previous start. Why?
My bet is, that Gardy and Andy just could not stand a guy they see as so atypical,
"you can't walk that many batters and be successful, Andy...." Hey guys, look a guy you passed on might be the Cy Young in the NL...same reason..
You have to allow Deduno to be what he is....a pitcher
Having watched a lot of games this year, few pitchers have impressed me like Anderson for the A's. I would almost give up the farm for him.
But here is what I would offer on season end...
Morneau, Swarzak, Manship
Or maybe this.....Gibson, Sano, Swarzak
What would you offer for him?