06-24-2012, 07:07 PM #1
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Tyler Robertsaon on His Way
Twin are promoting Tyler Robertson from Rochester in anticipation of placing Matt Capps on the DL. Robertson is LH and will supplement Perkins as a lefty in the pen with Duensing in the rotation for a while.
06-24-2012, 07:20 PM #2
Great news! No better way for Big Tyler to start his MLB career vs. against the White Sux.-----
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06-24-2012, 08:20 PM #3
Hopefully he'll get to pitch tomorrow. I'll be at the game, and I always enjoy watching a player make his debut.
06-24-2012, 08:42 PM #4
06-24-2012, 08:57 PM #5
If they wanted a leftie, they didn't have any other choice. The only lefties Rochester has are French (a starter), Maloney ('nuff said), Thielbar (who just got promoted to AAA), and Robertson.
06-24-2012, 09:31 PM #6
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06-24-2012, 09:42 PM #8
I really don't like this whole having Duensing as a starter experiment again, the guy most likely doesn't have a long term future as a starter in the majors as we have learned in the past and has actually been doing pretty damn well in his role this season... why change things suddenly? If we need an arm to throw out there to give us 5-6 IP and 4-5 ER a start why not just sign a Jamie Moyer to come in and pitch until he ends up being cut?
Perkins was never a LOOGY and color me a bit skeptical for Robertson to jump into that spot suddenly, Duensing should be in that spot moving forward.
06-24-2012, 09:59 PM #9
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I agree lets start a sign Jamie Moyer Movement.
06-24-2012, 10:10 PM #10
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This isn't nesc. a move to allow Duensing to start, as it is a move that allows Perkins to close. Even if Duensing stays in the bullpen, he's still going to be a candidate for long-relief duty, and may be unavailable for a couple days because of his long outing saturday. If you want Perkins to be available in the 9th inning, you still gotta have someone to come in against that tough lefty in the 7th or 8th.
06-24-2012, 10:16 PM #11
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06-24-2012, 10:42 PM #13
1.) I'd be good with Jamie Moyer.
2.) I was about the last to say Duensing to the bullpen, and now I'm a full believer that his best role is as a bullpen guy. However, I have no problem with going with him at this point. There just aren't other internal options at this point. We know he's fine in the bullpen.
3.) I'm happy for Tyler Robertson. He is a great kid. HE is a baseball guy. His dad was a long-time scout in baseball, many years with the Twins. So, Robertson is just a baseball guy. Granted, that means little, but it's great to see him get the opportunity. My expectations aren't high, although they rarely are high for me when a guy comes up the first time.
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06-24-2012, 11:17 PM #16
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Some splits at http://minorleaguecentral.com/player...356&split=3000
06-24-2012, 11:27 PM #17
I have a hard time seeing where nepotism dictated bad transactions in the past, last I checked Toby never made the majors and Butera was acquired in a salary dump when Castillo was let go.
06-25-2012, 12:38 AM #18
Robertson as a Red Wing:
v LHB: 167/262/204/466
v RHB: 288/348/475/823
A mythical RHB would be a top-20 I-League All Star with those numbers, while he is clearly one of the top 5 pitchers against lefties. Either he normalizes towards his New Britain numbers to smooth out this discrepancy or this one looks like a LOOGY to me.
06-25-2012, 12:46 AM #19
2) I have nothing against guys like Toby following their dream, I just hope that all of his years in the system didn't delay someone else more deserving from developmental time or being signed in the first place. Regarding the Son of Sal, it could be suggested that the Twins found it rather easy to dump proven major league catchers which resulted in giving Butera more MLB service time. In both cases, not accusing anyone here, just appearances and such.
Last edited by jokin; 06-25-2012 at 12:49 AM.