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    Jason Bartlett to retire

    Mike Berardino tweeted a few minutes ago.

    Great decision
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    The right decision. Hey, but I give him props for giving it one last try. Now he knows without a doubt that he did all he could and can get on with the rest if his life with no regrets or wondering 'What if.'

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    I guess they'll just have to find some other 30 something, career middle infielder to shoehorn into the outfield.
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    The right move. Got that out of the way.
    Wouldn't be surprised to see him in some coaching role...
    Feel free to pile on about Suzuki.

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    That Presley decision gets better every day.
    "If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."

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    Seems like the best move for both Jason and the Twins.

    I wonder if this will help things along on the Sam Fuld front? Bartlett retiring opens up a spot on the 40 man, after all...

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    Happy retirement to Bartlett, who gave us some good memories.
    I was against his coming North with the Twins, but I'm glad now that he made it and found out it is over for him. Sound be a content, retired from playing MLB'er.

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    Really wish we wouldn't have wasted a roster spot on him and lost a decent backup CF. Hopefully Mastro can step it up.
    I bent my wookie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gernzy View Post
    Really wish we wouldn't have wasted a roster spot on him and lost a decent backup CF. Hopefully Mastro can step it up.
    Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
    That Presley decision gets better every day.

    .146/.163/.293

    Alex Presley's slash line in 11 games with Houston so far. Not sure whether there is anything decent about that.
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    I thought it was a terrible trade when the Twins traded Buck for him. But I was very excited as I was proved wrong and he moved up the minors. I really liked him as a Twin and never felt like he got a fair shake. Watched him after and missed him. Hoped he had something left in the tank and could be a Jose-Offerman type 25th man. Then watched in dismay the last game he played. It's been a roller coaster career. I wish the best for him in his next endeavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    .146/.163/.293

    Alex Presley's slash line in 11 games with Houston so far. Not sure whether there is anything decent about that.
    In Presley's defense, that's a pretty gosh awful Astros lineup. Mauer might hit .250 surrounded by that lot.

    I wasn't so upset about losing Presley as wasting a spot on Bartlett, especially to be a backup outfielder. Did they really pass on Bonifacio because of this guy? Or the various OF on waivers at the end of spring? The fact that he retired within weeks of the Twins decision is pretty embarassing, frankly.

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    That said, loved Bartlett. Great find by TR back in the day, and a key part of the 2006 turnaround.

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    I feel like this is embarrassing for the twins. They let a guy make the 25 man roster just for him to retire 3 weeks into the season. In the grand scale of things, this means nothing, but I really have to question Antony/Gardy's thought process with Bartlett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danchat View Post
    I feel like this is embarrassing for the twins. They let a guy make the 25 man roster just for him to retire 3 weeks into the season. In the grand scale of things, this means nothing, but I really have to question Antony/Gardy's thought process with Bartlett.
    It happens, Gaetti retired after 10 hitless at bats with Boston his last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    It happens, Gaetti retired after 10 hitless at bats with Boston his last season.
    And Boston fired both their manager and GM within 2 seasons.

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    Does this mean Barlett is smarter than whoever decided to take him North?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    .146/.163/.293

    Alex Presley's slash line in 11 games with Houston so far. Not sure whether there is anything decent about that.
    There were other options never considered apparently because of Bartlett's presence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre75275 View Post
    Does this mean Barlett is smarter than whoever decided to take him North?
    What turned out to be his final game in LF kind-of answers that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycake View Post
    In Presley's defense, that's a pretty gosh awful Astros lineup. Mauer might hit .250 surrounded by that lot.

    I wasn't so upset about losing Presley as wasting a spot on Bartlett, especially to be a backup outfielder. Did they really pass on Bonifacio because of this guy? Or the various OF on waivers at the end of spring? The fact that he retired within weeks of the Twins decision is pretty embarassing, frankly.
    Grady Sizemore responded in the negative when asked if he was contacted by the Twins about signing him in the offseason. $750, 000 is turning out to be quite a bargain for the Red Sox.

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