08-02-2012, 08:14 PM #1
Good News on Gibson
"Since we drafted him, that's as good as I've seen him throw the ball," Antony said. "More velocity than I saw when he was at Rochester and before that, because he was consistently 93-94 [mph], and his slider was 84-86 [mph] with good life."
Good to see one of our guys come back with more velocity. Sounds like they will be moving him up a level soon.
08-02-2012, 08:30 PM #2
Let's hope that isn't just gushing and is accurate - if so that is excellent news.
08-02-2012, 08:41 PM #3
He was dominant in his last outing - 7 Ks in 3 innings - so I'll believe it. Keep it up KGib!
08-02-2012, 10:27 PM #4
08-02-2012, 10:35 PM #5
#1 = Free Agent, Vet/Innings Eater
#2 = Gibson
#3 = Diamond
#4 = Blackburn (He's signed - so he'll pitch)
#5 = Hendricks
Probably won't strike fear in a lot of teams - but you never know. I would never have dreamed Dedundo would shut out Boston for 6 either.
08-02-2012, 10:45 PM #6
Hendriks hasn't really proved that he can pitch in the Bigs, so I wouldn't chalk him up for a spot just yet. While Gibson might be in the #2 spot, he will be on an innings-count and won't pitch the entire year. Blackburn honestly should be released unless his most recent start was the beginning of something. Diamond I agree with, and they should have Deduno fighting for a spot with Hendriks and possibly Baker. And yes, the Twins should bring in at least one vet starter who can take the #1 spot.
08-02-2012, 10:51 PM #7Top Twins prospects ?
1. Miguel Sano (3B-A+) 2. Byron Buxton (OF-RK) 3. Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Aaron Hicks (OF-AAA), 5. Oswaldo Arcia (OF-AA) 6. Eddie Rosario (2B-A+) 7. Kyle Gibson (SP-AAA) 8. Trevor May (SP-AA) 9. J.O. Berrios (P-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11. Max Kepler (OF-A) 12. Joe Benson (OF-AAA)13. Jorge Polanco (SS-A) 14. Chris Herrmann (C-AAA) 15. BJ Hermsen (SP-AAA)
08-02-2012, 10:54 PM #8
Hendricks has been dominating AAA. 7 innings/7K's and the W tonight. Overall, 8-2, 2.32 ERA/0.98 WHIP. He's ready.
Great game by Deduno tonight. But I just don't see him sustaining this with the amount of people he walks each game. I don't think he's going to be a long term answer. But a great stop-gap.
08-02-2012, 11:00 PM #9
Regarding Baker - someone with more knowledge than me will have to chime in. I believe it's his option year. I don't know if that means we have to offer him $6.5M again. If so - I don't see that happening since he probably won't pitch at all before Spring Training.
08-02-2012, 11:08 PM #10
I said it last season, and it still applies this offseason. The perfect FA signing for this team is Edwin Jackson on a 4 yr/42-48M dollar deal. Young enough, inning eating horse who has been a consistently good, while not spectacular starter. From there go with some combo of Diamond, Hendricks, Blackie, new guy Hernandez, Gibson, and Deduno to fill out the rotation.
08-02-2012, 11:10 PM #11
Counting on baker to be ready/effective by the start of next season is a mistake. I like baker and like his potential but it might be time for the Twins to move on from him/. Offer him a 2 mil base and 5 mil in incentives, if he turns it down let him leave
08-02-2012, 11:15 PM #12
Good deal, hope it lasts.
08-02-2012, 11:19 PM #13
Actually if you think about it Baker should be ready early.....maybe not super effective but he will be ready to pitch. Gibson had his surgery late last year and is already pitching in July!! Baker had his surgery in March or early Aprile so it is conceivable that he will be ready for the beginning of the season and no later than the middle of May. His effectiveness is a crapshoot based in previous pitchers who have had TJ. However, his work ethic is much stronger than a guy like Liriano so he may bounce back much faster.
08-03-2012, 12:26 AM #14
2013: Diamond, Deduno, Gibson, Hendriks, De Vries. Maybe Bromberg?
I feel very confident about Deduno. He appears to have his game under control, his breaking stuff is for real, and he may start stretching out to 7 innings. Gibson may well hit the majors next season and make the rotation out of spring training, as might Hendriks, if he gets a little more mature about damage control. De Vries has proved that he can get hitters out at the major league level, but he needs to finish strong to prove he can make the adjustments the second and third times teams see him. David Bromberg is a strikeout pitcher that looked on the fast track before he got his pitching arm broken by a line drive. Now he's looking like the Bromberg from before the accident.
September is going to be an interesting time for this team.
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08-03-2012, 07:16 AM #20
I personally think depending on Gibson for next season would be a mistake, let him get low leverage innings at AAA for a majority of the year.