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    I don't know why there wasn't an option -- but Boras is his agent so that may explain alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjim View Post
    No love for Deduno? There is a legit chance he can be a viable option for next year. At the very least it is worth the rest of year to attempt to figure it out.
    I knew I was forgetting someone! Yeah, he would be the fifth guy in that scenario.

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    I give Diamond a little slack for 2012. Also he has more efficient innings than some of the other suspects. He has not been able to avoid the big inning and he hasn't made the big pitch when he has needed it. Hendriks is a bit different from those dubbed "career minor leaguer". Until this year, he advanced quickly through the system with a lot of success in the minors. Now, he is apparently dealing with an arm issue, but he is still young. Albers, like Diamond and Hernandez, is left handed. Somehow, some way, that makes him a more attractive option for the rotation now and in the future.

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    Diamond, Pelfrey, and Walters should ALL be replaced in the rotation. These guys could be replaced by pitching machines and no one would notice. The league is hitting over .320 against these 3 guys! I challenge you to find ANY other MLB team with 3 guys giving up this many hits in their starting rotation. Worley isn't any better. Let us see Albers. Heck if he can put together a few good starts in AAA let us see Darnell. We don't want to see anymore Worley or Hendriks or any other RHP that throw 80% of their pitches the same speed and to the same location. PLEASE

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    With Pelfrey, I think they should trade him for whatever they can get. He's not a long term option, and his level of play hasn't indicated that he's going to get much. Even a future futility infielder would be a nice take for him. For KC, I think he would fetch something decent given the season he's had thus far. I'd sell high. Not expecting a top 100 prospect or anything, but he should bring in something of value. I do think he should be traded as well and tend to agree with Levi that Gibson, Worley, Deduno, Diamond, and Albers should be the starting 5 for the remainder of the year. Sans Gibson, the Twins need to figure out if any of these guys are worth keeping around long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    I give Diamond a little slack for 2012. Also he has more efficient innings than some of the other suspects. He has not been able to avoid the big inning and he hasn't made the big pitch when he has needed it. Hendriks is a bit different from those dubbed "career minor leaguer". Until this year, he advanced quickly through the system with a lot of success in the minors. Now, he is apparently dealing with an arm issue, but he is still young. Albers, like Diamond and Hernandez, is left handed. Somehow, some way, that makes him a more attractive option for the rotation now and in the future.
    Diamond has a very obvious problem. Someone posted earlier that it is the 75 pitch mark, but the more accurate problem is he can't turn a lineup over three times. Hard to be a starter if you can't do that. I am willing to give a little slack because of the elbow injury and how that might impact his command, but there comes a time to be realistic about his stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    I can't remember - do we know why there wasn't an option clause? Was it because the Twins didn't offer it, or because Pelfrey wouldn't accept it?
    If it was ever reported, I don't recall reading it.
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    Remember that Baker signed first and established the market. One year with no option.

    I would imagine if the Twins want Pelfrey back they will be able to sign him. Pelfrey had family reasons for wanting to come here and I can't imagine a big bidding war will break out for his services.

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    It looks like there are plenty of candidates to go on the Disabled List all of a sudden. In the bullpen, both Pressly and Burton have not been effective since they were nicked and I'm sure either one could be disabled. Willingham looks almost certain to be DL bound. Doumit and Mauer apparently aren't 100% either. If Willingham is disabled (near certainty) the simplest move would be to activate Hicks. Since both catchers aren't 100%, it might make sense to recall Herrmann instead, especially since he could fill in at an outfield corner, in addition to catching.

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    Either carroll or escobar have to go. Keeping them both is senseless. And why Theilbar is even included in this conversation is a mystery to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    It looks like there are plenty of candidates to go on the Disabled List all of a sudden. In the bullpen, both Pressly and Burton have not been effective since they were nicked and I'm sure either one could be disabled. Willingham looks almost certain to be DL bound. Doumit and Mauer apparently aren't 100% either. If Willingham is disabled (near certainty) the simplest move would be to activate Hicks. Since both catchers aren't 100%, it might make sense to recall Herrmann instead, especially since he could fill in at an outfield corner, in addition to catching.
    I'd expect to see Herrmann, or possibly Colabello if they want a right handed bat, if Willingham goes to the DL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    I'd expect to see Herrmann, or possibly Colabello if they want a right handed bat, if Willingham goes to the DL.
    Hicks instead. Looks like the 'Free Aaron Hicks' campaign spurred on by his buck ninety/one walk/one xbh AAA blitzkrieg has finally paid off...

    You were essentially correct about the 'right-handed bat' part, though.

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