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    Twins vs Rays, 08-12-2012, 1:10pm

    Twins:
    Denard Span CF

    Ben Revere RF
    Joe Mauer C
    Josh Willingham DH
    Justin Morneau 1B
    Ryan Doumit LF
    Alexi Casilla 2B
    Brian Dozier SS
    Jamey Carroll 3B
    (Scott Diamond P)

    Rays:
    Jennings LF
    Upton CF
    Zobrist RF
    Longoria DH
    Keppinger 3B
    Pena 1B
    Roberts 2B
    Rodriguez SS
    Lobaton C
    (Shields P)

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    Batting 10th and Catching Drew Butera

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    Dougout box seats for $15!!! I love rain

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    Is Doumit in LF? (You've got two catchers listed)
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    Hah, RotoWorld didn't get the lineups right... I'll see if I can't find another source.

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    Yep, Doumit is in left, Bollinger's tweet.
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    Good God. Just walk Jennings.

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    Damn, already trailing.

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    Pavano scheduled to pitch for Ft Myers today (3 innings) followed by Gibson (2-3 innings) rained out, with an offday Monday.....cannot catch a break. Dont think we'll see Carl before Sept.....more Blackburn

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    Morneau......finished, lol!!!

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    Huge glove save by Diamond!!!....Ken Dryden would be proud!

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    I'm not big on bunting but that was a pretty nice attempt by Revere.

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    The Rays are a small market team yet always seem to have better pitching than the Twins.

    Is this a matter of better scouting, better player development or something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    The Rays are a small market team yet always seem to have better pitching than the Twins.

    Is this a matter of better scouting, better player development or something else?
    The Rays are a great organization and have done a fantastic job at almost every level.

    But remember that their success is recent. They had a decade of picking in the top five every season. During that same period, the Twins rarely drafted higher than 15th. I'm not discounting the Rays' success but the real test will be their player development on the guys they draft when they had to pick 20th or later in the draft every June. Since Price was taken with the first overall pick in 2007, Tampa Bay has not had a drafted player contribute to their major league team. Not entirely unexpected but still something to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    The Rays are a small market team yet always seem to have better pitching than the Twins.

    Is this a matter of better scouting, better player development or something else?
    they've also focused on it...their regular lineup hasnt always been the greatest. Pieced the lineup together for the most part over their run....Crawford/Longo are/were ALL Stars, but other than that Madden has shown his brilliance by putting pieces together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    The Rays are a small market team yet always seem to have better pitching than the Twins.

    Is this a matter of better scouting, better player development or something else?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    The Rays are a small market team yet always seem to have better pitching than the Twins.

    Is this a matter of better scouting, better player development or something else?
    they've also focused on it...their regular lineup hasnt always been the greatest. Pieced the lineup together for the most part over their run....Crawford/Longo are/were ALL Stars, but other than that Madden has shown his brilliance by putting pieces together.
    But...but...managers make virtually no difference to the W-L record.../s(n)arc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    The Rays are a small market team yet always seem to have better pitching than the Twins.

    Is this a matter of better scouting, better player development or something else?
    The Rays are a great organization and have done a fantastic job at almost every level.

    But remember that their success is recent. They had a decade of picking in the top five every season. During that same period, the Twins rarely drafted higher than 15th. I'm not discounting the Rays' success but the real test will be their player development on the guys they draft when they had to pick 20th or later in the draft every June. Since Price was taken with the first overall pick in 2007, Tampa Bay has not had a drafted player contribute to their major league team. Not entirely unexpected but still something to consider.
    I think it was the TV guys who mentioned coming into this series that the Rays take pride in developing their own and that they were on a streak of 234 consecutive games starting their own signed players.

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    Why did Span leave the game?
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