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    Article: Orioles Claim Alexi Casilla


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    Now if the Twins only got smart and got real middle infielders, and used either Flori or Esky as AAA filler/backups, like they really are.

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    Good luck, too had he never really produced.

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    Best wishes to him. He always busted his tail off and never complained about playing time or anything. A total class act indeed.
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    Good luck, Lexi.

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    By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask? (Rumors the Twins were in it heavily on Ervin Santana, so Haren would be comparable.)

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    Haren is a Cub so the Twins whiffed again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM. View Post
    By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask?
    Yes. Way too much.

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    Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!

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    Why do I have the feeling this will be another situation where a player doesn't materalize for the Twins, and goes on to play well for another club...

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    Orioles MI is now our 2010 infield with Hardy/Casilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylager View Post
    Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!

    I know Houston is moving to the AL-- I wasn't aware that Baltimore was moving to the NL

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    I wanted the Twins to keep Casilla, but dollars and sense made it nearly impossible for Lexi to remain a Twin. If Casilla is the ninth regular, who provides premium speed and defense at second base, it is a fine situation. The Twins surely are not in that place. I always thought there was a breakout possible for Casilla, but it never happened since '08, when his surprise performance helped lift the team to game 163.

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    Strangely, I'm not at all opposed to this move.

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    Haren isn't a Cub yet...and I meant Twinstripes, not pinstripes. Come on, Terry Ryan, land him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    I wanted the Twins to keep Casilla, but dollars and sense made it nearly impossible for Lexi to remain a Twin. If Casilla is the ninth regular, who provides premium speed and defense at second base, it is a fine situation. The Twins surely are not in that place. I always thought there was a breakout possible for Casilla, but it never happened since '08, when his surprise performance helped lift the team to game 163.
    I can't say that I wanted to keep Casilla, but I expected the Twins to at least wait until the deadline to decide whether to go to arbitration. At best he provide cheap insurance in case they can't find another infielder this off season. At worst he wasn't going to get much of a raise, and they could cut him before opening day for 20% of that contract if one of the other options makes him expendable And if another team wanted Casilla for his arbitration salary, the Twins aren't likely to get anything better than him for anything cheaper.

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    One less bad player on the Twins. Too bad he'll be replaced by someone just as worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjswol View Post
    Haren is a Cub so the Twins whiffed again.
    That deal fell apart. He's a free agent

    http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=8584934

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylager View Post
    Sexy Alexi will thrive in the NL. Best of luck to a class act!
    If only Baltimore played there!

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    I hope for the best for Casilla. But if he hits .290 or better next year, then I will be hoping that the Twins get a new pitching coach.

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