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Blackburn wound up allowing six earned runs in just two innings to Detroit. The Twins can skip his next turn in the rotation because of an off day in their schedule and seem likely to do just that. The 30-year-old righty has an 8.37 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in seven starts this season.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:20 PM
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I'd be against Duensing starting, but I'm fine with Swarzak if they then go with Manship or Slama in the bullpen. I'd be fine with Manship starting.
And now I predict the diagnosis for Blackburn: unilateral leg weakness.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:02 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:42 AM
Following the game, Manager Ron Gardenhire mentioned that RHP Nick Blackburn had an injury in his thigh? I translate that to meaning... we need an excuse to get him out of this rotation because he is really bad. Need an injury to get him to the DL.
But, if Blackburn would go on the DL, who would start?
Anthony Swarzak would move to rotation with Jeff Manship taking Swarzak's long relief job.
Could also be:
Brian Duensing or Cole DeVries. (DeVries would need a 40 man roster spot to open up)
They have an opening on the 40-man.
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I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:20 AM
Im sorry to say,but Cole Devries would get hammered atthe big league level. I have followed devries career since he became a Twins and he has overcome the odds to make it to AAA. He doesn't have anything that screams major leaguer and as much as I like him and root for him there is no doubt in my mind that bringing him up would be a disaster. Since when do you reward a person for working hard and being a ok pitcher. That sounds crass but Devries is a C pitcher in the minor leagues and would be a F pitcher at the big leagues. I don't know where people all of a sudden think he is a good pitcher because he is an average pitcher. I really hope I am wrong because i respect the heck out of him with all he has been through from getting promoted and then demoted. He is a role model for fringe prospects to keep trying, but I can't say with a clean conscious that him coming up would be anything but a complete disaster. Devries is 31-42 with a 4.00 era in 6 minor league seasons nothing that screams promotion.
Did you just seriously use a W-L record to evaluate a pitcher?! Good lord.
You are right, even though you don't say it, that DeVries is different as a reliever than as a starter. And I would not expect him to be very good in the majors, but what do you want the Twins to do at this point? Even DeVries starting is better than Blackburn. The Twins just cannot keep running these guys out there to pitch this terribly again and again and again. It is beyond absurd and I am not even confident that the law of averages is going to be on the side of Marquis and Blackburn. That's scary.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:22 AM