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    Article: Twins Claim Brooks Raley from Cubs


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    Who is Brooks Raley

    Twins today claimed Brooks Raley, a 26 YO lefty from the Cubs. I'm assuming he has to be put on the 40-man. He's done some starting and relieving, but I've never heard of the guy. Anyone have a scouting report?

    Did Rob Antony decide to make a move while TR is out?
    Last edited by ScottyB; 02-12-2014 at 01:36 PM.

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    Maybe hoping he can pass through waivers and be AAA filler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    Maybe hoping he can pass through waivers and be AAA filler?
    Yeah, it worked so well for the Cubs.
    I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost 3 days already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgoat_MN View Post
    Yeah, it worked so well for the Cubs.
    The Cubs did get him thru every NL team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    Maybe hoping he can pass through waivers and be AAA filler?
    I hope so. I was already hoping the Twins were trying to find a taker for Duensing, Diamond or the new guy Kris Johnson as it is. I thought this team was done stockpilling swingmen but this team certainly seems to have a soft spot for soft-tossing lefties.

    Duensing's improved K/9 is making him look pretty darn good in this mess, even with his arb payday.

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    Not a fan....but as long as he doesn't keep an actual prospect from being in AAA or the majors, I don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxisagod View Post
    The Cubs did get him thru every NL team.
    This time of the year, don't waivers operate across MLB, in reverse order of 2013 record, and not league-first?

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    I like his name. That's all I got right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    Did Rob Antony decide to make a move while TR is out?
    That is hilarious

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    Yeah... this move is a bit of a head scratcher.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    This time of the year, don't waivers operate across MLB, in reverse order of 2013 record, and not league-first?
    You are correct sir. So he passed by Houston, Miami and the Chisox.

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    This makes me want to hurl.

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    Scott Raley

    They even look like each other...


    Scott Raley.jpg

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    Strictly a LOOGY. Not at all Diamond like? Do we have another in Rochester?

    Career MLB stats in very small sample in 38.1 innings
    .194/.293/.306/.598 vs LHB
    .316/.396/.564/.960 vs RHB

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    Not a big vote of confidence for Scott Diamond. Why not just sign Chris Capuano?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Not a big vote of confidence for Scott Diamond. Why not just sign Chris Capuano?
    Because Capuano is a starter and would command a guarantee contract? While Raley is a zero risk guy? Apples and Oranges really.
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    I don't really get this signing, but maybe the writing on the wall is Scott Diamond getting traded away (for a PTBNL, of course). I was really hoping that Emilio Bonifacio would get this last spot on the 40 man, but I don't think he's coming because of this move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
    Strictly a LOOGY. Not at all Diamond like? Do we have another in Rochester?

    Career MLB stats in very small sample in 38.1 innings
    .194/.293/.306/.598 vs LHB
    .316/.396/.564/.960 vs RHB
    I don't think we have many LOOGY's in the system at this point who are ML ready LOOGY's. However I am not sure he is truly a LOOGY (.663 OPS against LH in 2013 minors, .728 in 2012), with that said, the Twins have a lack of LHP at this point anyways, can't hurt to give another guy a shot, maybe they see something they like?
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- L. Harvey Oswald


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    To me Raley is simply just another warm body, how many really does the team need in Fort Myers? Signings such as these are surely getting tiresome, aren't they?

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