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    Nick Blackburn Promoted to Twins

    We knew Matt Capps was going on the DL. Now we know the other half of the transaction. RHP Nick Blackburn, who pitched well and ate innings in his two AAA starts since his demotion, will return to the Twins.

    Most likely Blackburn would replace Brian Duensing in the starting rotation with Duensing returning to the bullpen.

    With Deduno's rough start tonight, it will be interesting to see if he remains in the rotation, maybe goes to the bullpen of if they would DFA him (can't imagine anyone would claim him so he should be able to go back to Rochester). Jeff Manship started in Rochester and pitched well again giving up two runs in six innings.

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    Well that didn't take long.

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    Let the shuffling of chairs commence.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yo-yo time for all these guys....I don't think either is all that good, so it doesn't matter much to me at this point, as long as Duensing moves back to the pen. There are only so many pitches in an arm....imo.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    move made 100% due to contractual reasons......will the Bill Smtih ere ever cease to haunt

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    What did he fix to pitch the way he did is my question? I want Hendriks up.

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    Remember when Blackburn pitched game 163?

    That was awesome.

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    I have no problem with bringing Blackburn back up. He was sent down to work on getting his sinker down in the zone, he had good success in AAA, and now bring him up to see if it translates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Let the shuffling of chairs commence.

    The ships already sunk. This is just people barely alive trying to get on the cap sized lifeboat.

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    Blacky has to pitch at some point.

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    Seth, you are right, Manship is throwing it very well right now in AAA. It's not very often you see a pitcher get 4 strikeouts in one inning!

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    The rotation should probably be for the next few weeks:

    Francisco Liriano
    Scott Diamond
    P.J. Walters
    Nick Blackburn
    Jeff Manship/Cole DeVries

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    I want to point out that this Capps nonsense is pretty atrocious. The guy was hurting last year and yet the signed him again and lost picks and yada, yada, yada. That is atrocious general management and clearly atrocious medical work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    The rotation should probably be for the next few weeks:

    Francisco Liriano
    Scott Diamond
    P.J. Walters
    Nick Blackburn
    Jeff Manship/Cole DeVries
    I think the Manship has already sailed. He couldn't even handle long relief. Why should he get starts? There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to bring back that shipwreck. I'm glad Blackburn has been added again and it's the best move for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
    I think the Manship has already sailed. He couldn't even handle long relief. Why should he get starts? There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to bring back that shipwreck. I'm glad Blackburn has been added again and it's the best move for now.
    Manship is now fully starting again at Rochester. I think he is exactly like Swarzak for the most part. Sam Deduno and Cole DeVries (though CD is comparable) are not as good as Manship. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    I want to point out that this Capps nonsense is pretty atrocious. The guy was hurting last year and yet the signed him again and lost picks and yada, yada, yada. That is atrocious general management and clearly atrocious medical work.
    How dare you question the Twins' outstanding medical staff. They took the most scientific approach that they could think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    How dare you question the Twins' outstanding medical staff. They took the most scientific approach that they could think of.

    Haha. Some terrible science. The empirical cases against the medical staff seems pretty conclusive!

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    Decries, Defungal, Blackbum, Man****, Swarzattack, are all the same pitcher, 88-91 and hit your spots. None of them will ever be big league capable starter IMO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mchans24 View Post
    Decries, Defungal, Blackbum, Man****, Swarzattack, are all the same pitcher, 88-91 and hit your spots. None of them will ever be big league capable starter IMO!!
    By midseason 2013 (at the earliest), I hope none of them are starting (unless Blackburn returns to pre 2010 form).

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