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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki are the Minnesota Twins representatives in next week's All Star game at Target Field.

It is the second time the Perkins has been named to the team. Last year, he did not pitch. This will be Suzuki's first All Star appearance.

#2 JB_Iowa

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

Congrats to Perk and Suzuki!

And welcome back to Neshek and Gomez.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

so I guess Dozier didn't make it.?

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki are the Minnesota Twins representatives in next week's All Star game at Target Field.

It is the second time the Perkins has been named to the team. Last year, he did not pitch. This will be Suzuki's first All Star appearance.


Be a nice touch if Perkins closed it out with Suzuki behind the plate.

#5 JB_Iowa

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:55 PM

No, Dozier didn't make it.

Here's hoping that in a few years Nick Gordon joins big brother Dee and Dad Flash as All Stars.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

Not really surprising to me that Perk and Suzuki would be there. Congrats to them both.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:59 PM


#8 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

I am happy for Suzuki and Perkins. I do not feel like the Twins should have had an all-star representative this season. I hate the every team rule and I do not believe Suzuki or Perkins is deserving. Dozier is more deserving, even with the low BA, his OBP, HR, SB, and R carries him through.

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#9 Beezer07

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

I think Perk has been pretty good, as has Suzuki. I think Suzuki's inclusion is as much an indictment on catching in the AL as anything.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:06 PM


Go Morneau!!!

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

Congrats to both Perkins and Suzuki. This really helps their trade value. Great news for the Twins.
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

Congrats to both Perkins and Suzuki. This really helps their trade value. Great news for the Twins.


I have a hard time believing that being voted to an All-Star game increases your value. It changes nothing. I'd have a unpleasant time envisioning a GM getting excited because a pitcher or position player was voted to the All-Star game. It's all about what a player can execute. The All-Star game comes sometimes with a bit of luck and circumstance. Almost every year it comes with folly.

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#13 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

Congrats to them both.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:04 PM

I think Perk has been pretty good, as has Suzuki. I think Suzuki's inclusion is as much an indictment on catching in the AL as anything.


I think the inclusion of Weiters is a pretty damning indictment too....

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

Happy for the all-stars.

Disappointed that Dozier didn't make it, as he is certainly deserving. Let's hope he's at least as good next year.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

I have a hard time believing that being voted to an All-Star game increases your value. It changes nothing. I'd have a unpleasant time envisioning a GM getting excited because a pitcher or position player was voted to the All-Star game. It's all about what a player can execute. The All-Star game comes sometimes with a bit of luck and circumstance. Almost every year it comes with folly.


It may help a little.

While it won't change their value to winning games. It may change the perception of the value to their fan base. They need to sell any deal to their fan base. They want to generate some excitement and in turn bring in more fans to the game. In turn, maybe the GM gives up just a little bit more. Maybe it's enough to be willing to give up more for Suzuki than Pierzynski.

For Suzuki, the Twins need to get the Orioles and Blue Jays in bidding war. The Dodgers also need a catcher, but I think they might pay more attention to the defensive part of the catching game.

Congratulations to Kurt and Glen. You represent Minnesota well.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

Both closer and catcher have had few standouts in the first half. Perk has been good, not great. Suzuki has been a capable hitter and done a good job with the pitchers.

Two guys over thirty make the All-Star team, yeah I'm pumped. Not.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:21 PM

Also, I think Dozier probably should've gotten it over Suzuki, but they're both deserving.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:50 PM

Dozier is a better player and I predict he'll have a better second have than Kurt Klutch. That said, there are four quality second basemen who deserved consideration besides Dozier. There wasn't that much depth at catcher. Looking at TD's trade threads, it is ironic that two of the top five or six candidates are the guys the Twins have representing them at their home All-Star game.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:43 PM

Suzuki is a solid pick. 3rd among catchers in WAR, 1st in avg, 4th in OPS. 3 catchers are on the team - I assume Norris and Perez are the other two but I admit to being too lazy to look it up.