09-03-2012, 05:43 PM #21
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09-03-2012, 05:56 PM #24
[QUOTE=joeboo_22;51554As far as Slama, again as I have previously stated, I am not a big fan of his, I don't think he will become a MLB closer, but at the same time even an idiot would have to admit he warrants a September call-up on a last place team..[/QUOTE]
I don't think any of us think that Slama will be a big league closer. His stuff has been questioned. His control is questionable. There are plenty of reasons not to believe he'll be great. However, at least my point is that, until big league hitters show it, he should at least be given a shot! Not 7 innings over 2 seasons of time, but a legit opportunity. We've seen the Twins give lots of guys with worse control an opportunity this year and last. He just deserves the chance.
09-03-2012, 06:23 PM #25
09-03-2012, 06:44 PM #26
I was a little surprised that Slama was not picked up in the rule 5 draft last year. I hope he gets picked this year so he can get the chance he deserves. I would have liked to see Hicks and/or Arcia but I'm not overly upset about that decision.
09-03-2012, 06:51 PM #27
Here is a direct qoute form TR about September call ups. This is from an article by Rhett Bolinger published August 27...
The types of guys we're talking about are guys who have earned the promotion from what they've done at Triple-A or Double-A.
09-03-2012, 07:35 PM #28
Those are the final #'s on Arcia.
What would it harm to have the kid called up? REALLY??
And Perdomo??? What does he have to prove? That he can walk guys and be ineffective? Sheesh.
09-03-2012, 07:51 PM #29
For real, is my crazy idea about the Twins actually not wanting to give Slama a try in case he makes them look like fools REALLY that crazy now?
09-03-2012, 08:08 PM #30
The problem with all of this noise about Slama and other call ups is we really don't know who deserves what or what the thinking is behind the call ups that are made. Maybe, for example, Perdomo is being called up as a last look. They might love his arm and stuff, just want to see if he can find that all important control.(Sort of like Deduno did).
There is at least some possibility that Slama hasn't completely recovered from the injuries that disabled him and the Twins don't want him to risk reinjuring himself. There are countless possible reasons for not calling him up, beyond the fact that he is not a top prospect. The problem with this blather is none of us really know.
I suppose he could be added to the 40 man this winter, lost in the rule 5 draft or just released. The most likely scenario is that he will remain with the Twins, get a good look in the spring and if he remains healthy and effective will at some point get another big league chance. I think the Twins know what they have in him, which is perhaps part of the reason he was not called up.
09-03-2012, 09:23 PM #31
This is the one I dont understand. I was in favor of giving Dozier starts in Sept. OK--Gardy is throwing him under the bus for now--lets hope he gets the shot he deserves in spring training. But Escobar--224 at Rochester...failed with the ChiSox...he looks like a poor version of Lexi...what is he doing get called up. He wont be part of a contending team thats for sure.
09-03-2012, 09:32 PM #32
Hey, if someone picks up Slama in the Rule 5, the Twins get 50-grand for him, and if he fails, they don't have to take him back. Is that win-win for the current regime? On another note...every player called up in September makes what, $50,000 + road room/board?
09-03-2012, 09:35 PM #33
Hello to all of you folks at T.D.I don't know if i will be accepted as a BIG time MN sports fan from all of you folks but i trust you edjumacated guys will keep me in line if I happen to cross it.
As far as Slama goes who the hell knows what the problem is.
There is obviously some kind of an off field issue going on with him.
What else could it be!
09-03-2012, 09:51 PM #34
And if you were in their shoes, I hope you feel the way they do. More than PAs or whatever. Merit. Ryan said he'll end the "scholarships" (or whatever he meant). He did not. The guys he got rid of (Marquis, Blackburn, Nishioka) all had guaranteed MLB contracts. Meanwhile Drew has a scholarship and Gardy and Co are tenured on a way to another 95+ loss season.
09-03-2012, 10:05 PM #35
been in shock about the callups....they ARE EXCITED about Escobar (Gardy's quote!!!). There is no doubt they have now become the worst organization in baseball.....just a laughinstock even among his most fierce backers.
Think of it, they wont promote prospects....but Carson, Perdomo, Walters are brought up....can release all 3 & nobody would notice.
They have lost Deolis Guerra now without giving him one hitter to judge him on....at least Slama got 7 whole innings. PLEASE someone Rule V him!!!!
I hope they lose 95gms again next year so they can break some type of record.
Get ready for resignings of Carl Pavano, Joe Blanton, Jeremey Guthrie as the big offseason
09-03-2012, 10:09 PM #36
09-03-2012, 10:13 PM #37
The Twins would send all of New Britain or Rochester as call-ups rather than Slama. There always seems to be multiple scrubs that are 'seemingly' in the way.
09-03-2012, 10:17 PM #38
09-03-2012, 10:35 PM #39
I can understand Guerra, maybe he is still dinged up. But Slama!!!! AAAhhhh I ****ing hate this management! I don't care what anyone says about "not knowing." We don't know the whole story blah blah. He dominated and doesn't even get a September call-up? They think Escobar and Perdomo might have a future but Slama clearly doesn't? My fury is hardly containable. Please Pohlad, clean this **** storm up. Your product is disgusting and the people making decisions are clearly inept.
09-03-2012, 10:37 PM #40"Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
- Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's