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    Diamond on Waivers

    Twins placed Scott Diamond on wavers this PM according to Mike Bernadino

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    Well, this answers some roster questions at least.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    "I love playing with this organization, but if they don't see it that way, I want to pitch in the major leagues. I'm a major league pitcher. I'm not a minor-league pitcher. Whether the Twins think I am, that's up to them to decide."


    Great statement, great quote. With this attitude Diamond will certainly pitch in the majors again somewhere. Best wishes to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    "I love playing with this organization, but if they don't see it that way, I want to pitch in the major leagues. I'm a major league pitcher. I'm not a minor-league pitcher. Whether the Twins think I am, that's up to them to decide."


    Great statement, great quote. With this attitude Diamond will certainly pitch in the majors again somewhere. Best wishes to him.
    Reality begs to differ with Mr Diamond's assesment of his skill set.

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    Yet again, this is why I reserve judgment about roster decisions until late March. The Twins are doing what they should to clear roster space for guys with a future in the organization.

    Another mediocre arm goes out the door. Progress.

    With that said, best of luck to Diamond. I have nothing against him except his performance ceiling.

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    He was all smiles a couple hours ago. Wonder if he knew then, but hey, he'll get claimed and pitch somewhere.

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    I'm thrilled.

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    Well props to the Twins for doing the right thing. Still think its insane keeping duensing when Diamond would have been just as good for a fraction of the price. I have a feeling Burton's going to be awful, so hopefully Tonkin will be taking his place soon.

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    i'm not convinced Diamond will be claimed. If he can't make the Twins starting rotation, where else is there?

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    Man, I wanted Diamond to be good. I loved watching him pitch in 2012 and hoping he could continue his success. I really want him to play well, but he just doesn't have the arm for it.

    Oh well. With his age and price tag, I'm sure some team will claim him.

    This is also very good news for Caleb Thielbar. Looks like the pitching staff is locked in and ready to go now.

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    Once again, I believe this is the right thing to do. With Deduno and Swarzak in the pen, Diamond would have just been dead weight. Gibson earned the 5th spot, which is great because in the recent past we have taken who was less worse than the other pitchers.

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    Best of luck to Scott, whether in AAA or MLB. Maybe the Braves will want him back, since his elbow hasn't fallen off this spring.

    The pitching staff actually looks competitive. Now some people have to step up at the plate.

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    So with Diamond being waived....what are the chances that tonkin comes north and Deduno starts and Gibson goes to AAA? I would prefer Tonkin go to AAA and Gibson start howerve

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre75275 View Post
    So with Diamond being waived....what are the chances that tonkin comes north and Deduno starts and Gibson goes to AAA? I would prefer Tonkin go to AAA and Gibson start howerve
    Tonkin was optioned down to AAA on 3/24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marta Shearing View Post
    Well props to the Twins for doing the right thing. Still think its insane keeping duensing when Diamond would have been just as good for a fraction of the price. I have a feeling Burton's going to be awful, so hopefully Tonkin will be taking his place soon.
    Duensing's a sunk cost. Diamond's salary is only guaranteed if he makes the team. Duensing has pitched in relief for several years. Diamond, not so much. Duensing is tough on lefties, again, Diamond, not so much.
    "If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
    Duensing's a sunk cost. Diamond's salary is only guaranteed if he makes the team. Duensing has pitched in relief for several years. Diamond, not so much. Duensing is tough on lefties, again, Diamond, not so much.
    I agree with you here, except I don't think they should care about the salary and sunk costs. There is some sunk cost with Diamond too (obvious not as much, but you still have to pay him if he's in AAA).

    The key things is, Diamond is not a relief pitcher (at least not yet). Duensing can still be a fairly valuable LOOGY. It's hard to say that about Diamond.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Progress is a good thing, nice move.

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    Their top 2 pitchers from last year (what they thought were, anyway), cut, 1 year later......
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Let the Kyle Gibson era begin!

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