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Fare Thee Well, Matt Guerrier; Hello Ryan Pressly

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#1 JB_Iowa

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

  • Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger 5m
    Matt Guerrier designated for assignment. Ryan Pressly to be recalled


    Bye Matt, we loved you the first time around.

    Welcome back Ryan Pressly.




    (Looking for a lot more moves over the next few weeks).

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

This isn't that surprising, especially after last night's disaster.

I loved to see him out on the mound the first time around, but he just didn't look like the same guy on second time with the team.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

  • Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger 5m
    Matt Guerrier designated for assignment. Ryan Pressly to be recalled


    Bye Matt, we loved you the first time around.

    Welcome back Ryan Pressly.




    (Looking for a lot more moves over the next few weeks).



I'm wondering if the Twins thought he was trying to hide an injury from them, so they cut him loose...

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:47 PM

A step in the right direction, frees a 40-man roster spot. Not much excuse to keep Meyer down any longer, especially with an open Saturday start looming.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

A step in the right direction, frees a 40-man roster spot. Not much excuse to keep Meyer down any longer, especially with an open Saturday start looming.


I think Darnell is pitching Saturday...

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

Seems to me that Gibson will start on Saturday.

Meyer is scheduled to start tonight. If he doesn't make the start, there will be a lot of excitement on TD!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

I can't think of any reason they had him up with the team other than the hope of shopping him at the deadline. I take it no teams were interested in trading anything for him. After watching him last night nothing was going to change so you DFA.

Well they just need to get rid of Burton now and we can get another young guy up and see how he does.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:12 PM

Bye, Bye Matt, it was a good run. Need to start seeing the youngsters in Minnesota.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

Should be an interesting 8 days. Lots of vets with no future and plenty of guys (particularly arms) in AAA that are ready for a shot.
Papers...business papers.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

I never understood the signing, other than Gard-anderson's bromance with veterans. Even if he returned to his former self, he would not be worth much at the deadline. The value of developing Pressly or some other was higher than any potential return, imho.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:29 PM

results matter and up until a few days ago he got them. I agree that they think he must be hurt. His results are good enough that someone should pick him up for the stretch run as a long man. Unless of course he really is hurt.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

Seems to me that Gibson will start on Saturday.

Meyer is scheduled to start tonight. If he doesn't make the start, there will be a lot of excitement on TD!


Correct on all counts!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Guerrier was good at times, I thought it never made much sense to bring him back, but it's still a little jarring to hear the news. Best of luck to him - very nice career.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

Is there some added bonus for ever full year of service time after 5 years in the MLB pension? Guerrier was released shortly after passing the 9 year mark. Bartlet officially retired about the day after 7.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

Better late than never, nothing against Guerrier, I liked him in his first go round but his return just seemed like a big waste of time for everyone .

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

Now they're three for three on this year's retreads. Kubel -Out Bartlett - Out Guerrier - Out

No refound glory with these guys. But they got them on the cheap, and glory can be refound sometimes. Look at Scott Kazmir!!!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

Now drop Burton and bring up Archer, Oliveros or Tonkin.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

I agree with most thoughts about Guerrier. Best wishes to him. He had a far better career than many who had much more stuff.

I'm a bit surprised that Pressly was recalled. He started out poorly for the Red Wings and Tonkin is thought be the better prospect. However, Pressly has pitched multiple innings frequently in Rochester and his performance has improved in the middle third of the season. I think that the Twins are trying to decide whether Pressly has a chance to help them down the road or not. If he doesn't impress, he could well be taken off the 40-man.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

I agree with most thoughts about Guerrier. Best wishes to him. He had a far better career than many who had much more stuff.

I'm a bit surprised that Pressly was recalled. He started out poorly for the Red Wings and Tonkin is thought be the better prospect. However, Pressly has pitched multiple innings frequently in Rochester and his performance has improved in the middle third of the season. I think that the Twins are trying to decide whether Pressly has a chance to help them down the road or not. If he doesn't impress, he could well be taken off the 40-man.


I generally agree with your post, but you understated his improvements, he's been simply terrific since May 9, with a 1.97 ERA and K/9 of 10.05, and unlike some of the other promotees, his success hasn't been luck-related. As you said, he's bulldogging big innings in AAA. 60.1 in 35 games, vs. 28 IP in 23 games for Tonkin. Pressly is likely to get similar opportunities with the Twins, there are bound to be starter-short-performance-opportunities galore.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

Well many of us were thinking this should have happened originally, but WOW!

We knew it was smoke and mirrors, but talk about no rope! Before last night he'd only given up one ER in his last 8 innings. He'd never given up multiple ER in the same game until yesterday. I'm happy for the move, but this is not a traditional Twins move. Maybe something else is going on behind the scenes.