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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.
    I am liking what he has shown thus far.

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    So do we start taking bets on who get their first win as a starter first - Hendriks or Vasquez? I'll take Vasquez myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.
    I think the best-case scenario given their limited options and payroll restrictions is that the Twins envision:

    1) 4 current cheap options clearly rise to the top here in September and through Spring Training (some combination of Diamond, Deduno, DeVries, Hendriks, Hermsen, Walters, Hernandez and Vasquez)
    2) 1 mid-priced FA signing of an innings-eating-type
    3) prayer and hope that the additional healthy availability of Baker and Gibson (no later than June) bolsters the SP staff, which then cull the arms that get hurt or struggle

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.
    I think the best-case scenario given their limited options and payroll restrictions is that the Twins envision:

    1) 4 current cheap options clearly rise to the top here in September and through Spring Training (some combination of Diamond, Deduno, DeVries, Hendriks, Hermsen, Walters, Hernandez and Vasquez)
    2) 1 mid-priced FA signing of an innings-eating-type
    3) prayer and hope that the additional healthy availability of Baker and Gibson (no later than June) bolsters the SP staff, which then cull the arms that get hurt or struggle
    Being a Twins fan seems to require a lot of prayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Regarding Vasquez, I think it all about command. He looks really good when he is ahead on the count--very hittable when he's behind on the count. Let's see what he does in subsequent starts, but I would think he could challenge for a position on next year's staff.
    I think the best-case scenario given their limited options and payroll restrictions is that the Twins envision:

    1) 4 current cheap options clearly rise to the top here in September and through Spring Training (some combination of Diamond, Deduno, DeVries, Hendriks, Hermsen, Walters, Hernandez and Vasquez)
    2) 1 mid-priced FA signing of an innings-eating-type
    3) prayer and hope that the additional healthy availability of Baker and Gibson (no later than June) bolsters the SP staff, which then cull the arms that get hurt or struggle
    So we're going after Joe Blanton?
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post

    I am liking what he has shown thus far.
    Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post

    I am liking what he has shown thus far.
    Seriously?
    Well, he's not Blackburn so he's got that going for him.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    And catchers play first base and the DH is stationed in left.

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