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    Who gets DFAed?

    With the announcement that future All-Star PJ Walters will be taking over Vanimal's spot in the rotation, the Twins will have to cut one player from the 40-man roster. Technically, it is two, but one is almost certain to be transferring Wood to the 60-day Disabled List. Let's see who picks the proper suspect . I'll reply to myself because I think I have the right answer.

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    I think the answer to the DFA question is Hermsen. He is only in AA and is struggling. I don't think the Twins can consider DFAing Butera because he is on the Red Wing disabled list.

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    Hermsen would clearly be the right decision. Good call. Hermsen is terrible, by the way. That ship has sailed, unfortunately. He will not even make my next top 50 prospect list.

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    I agree on Hermsen.

    You can't really DFA Butera even if he was healthy because of how much Herrmann is struggling in AAA. There needs to be a backup catcher in case Mauer or Doumit get hurt. Pinto isn't ready for that yet.

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    Do not DFA a catcher

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    Benson
    He is out of options soon I think.

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    Duensing. Thats how sick i am of him.

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    Benson? There is no way that dude doesn't get claimed. It has to be Butera or Hermsen. I bet Mastro gets put on the 60-day. With the amount of OF depth, and since he has been out almost a month, it makes too much sense.
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Wilkin Ramirez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Benson? There is no way that dude doesn't get claimed. It has to be Butera or Hermsen. I bet Mastro gets put on the 60-day. With the amount of OF depth, and since he has been out almost a month, it makes too much sense.
    Masto already is on the 60-day, Wood is almost certain to follow. Promoting Walters means a third player needs to be taken off the 40-man, plus someone needs to be taken off the 25-man roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Wilkin Ramirez.
    I read somewhere that one of the Twins' corner outfield gazelles (Parmelee) was taking fly balls in center field during BP. Wilkin's demotion would relieve the glut of corner OF and solve the 40-man issue as well, I believe. However, two questions arise. Who translates for Escobar, Florimon, and Arcia? Who is the backup CF? Since this is becoming a joke of a season, I guess putting Parm in for a few innings or an emergency start is more more of an embarrassment than starting Pelfrey, Vanimal, Hernandez, Walters, and Deduno and leaving Gibson in triple A.

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    Pick a mediocre SP in AAA or AA, and DFA him. We have 10 of those already. Or Herrmann I guess. Or Butera is fine with me.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutterheart View Post
    Benson
    He is out of options soon I think.
    Benson is on his last option. I think you have to stick with him this summer and then next year is make or break purely on merit. If he's good enough to be in the big leagues, he's there, if not, DFA. The Twins have so few guys with both power and speed that it would be a pity to give up on Joe prematurely, especially coming off of a hamate bone injury. But some guys are Drew Stubbs and some are Michael Restovich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Pick a mediocre SP in AAA or AA, and DFA him. We have 10 of those already. Or Herrmann I guess. Or Butera is fine with me.
    I don't think you can DFA a guy on the disabled list. Son of Sal is rehabbing now and close to being ready to play.

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    Ah, sorry about that Stringer.

    I say take a 4 sided die, and roll:

    1=Pelfry
    2=Hermsen
    3=DeVries
    4=Herrmann
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    I don't think you can DFA a guy on the disabled list. Son of Sal is rehabbing now and close to being ready to play.
    Does it matter that it's the AAA DL and the not the MLB disabled list? I heard that's why he can't go to the 60-day DL -- maybe it affects his DFA status too?

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    As much as I love a Minnesota kid, I have to hope it's De Vries or else Hermsen. An occasional lefty can make minimal velocity work, but the odds are just that much lower for righties.

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    DeVries=Hermsen=Albers=Deduno=Walters=Worley=Hendr iks

    Just pick one. I'd pick the ones that are oldest, or have had no success in the majors yet. Does it really matter between all those? I'm not sure it does.

    but, Worley has been successful in the majors, so it isn't him.
    the rest? the rest are replacement level pitchers, imo.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagwan View Post
    Do not DFA a catcher
    What he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Masto already is on the 60-day, Wood is almost certain to follow. Promoting Walters means a third player needs to be taken off the 40-man, plus someone needs to be taken off the 25-man roster.
    Damn. Hermsen/De Vries or Butera.
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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