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#1 Danchat

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:25 AM

It's August 30th today, and tomorrow, the 31st, is the final day for trades. Does anything think there's a possibility of anyone getting shipped off today or tomorrow? Remember, Justin Morneau was traded away on the final day in August last season.

Some candidates are:
RP Jared Burton

RP Brian Duensing

RP Casey Fien

Or there could be others. Who else could be shipped off?


#2 Rosterman

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:35 AM

I would like to see a number of guys dumped from the 40-man to make room for some more: Eric Fryer, Burton, Florimon, Deduno, Pino moved to 60-day the dumped in offseason, Iberra. If they aren't going to be part of the picture in 2015, get rid of them today. If no one  claims them, maybe you can possibly bring them back next year on minor league contracts. But this weekend should be get rid of the deadwood time. 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  · 46s 
RHP Samuel Deduno claimed on waivers by the Astros, according to an MLB source.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:44 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  · 46s 
RHP Samuel Deduno claimed on waivers by the Astros, according to an MLB source.


Doubt they'd offer much, but Deduno doesn't fit in the long term plans. I'd probably give him to the Stros if they couldn't agree on something...

Though that said, I wouldn't wish that on Deduno.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:53 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  12m
And to clarify, RHP Samuel Deduno was claimed on outright waivers and is now an Astro, per an MLB source. #MNTwins


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

Kind of odd to just give him away. Is he Arbitration eligible next year? If so, it makes more sense.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:03 PM

Best wishes to Samuel.  He'll probably get a pretty good shot to make their team next year.  Perhaps he'll get another chance to start.  There's something there, but what? five organizations haven't been able to get more than marginal productivity, and he's almost 31.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:23 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  12m
And to clarify, RHP Samuel Deduno was claimed on outright waivers and is now an Astro, per an MLB source. #MNTwins

 

Finally!

 

This is a player with no options left, blocking other minor league pitchers and taking up a valuable roster spot. He has served his time and was give ample opportunity to earn a more permanent job, he just was not reliable enough to hang onto one.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:25 PM

I assume this means that te Twns are planning to add more guys to the 40 man for September call-ups.  I'm okay with that - I didn't see SD fitting into the plans as they return to contention in 2016/17.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:28 PM

I wouldn't mind letting Parmalee and Florimon walk via waivers as well to clear up roster space. They both seem to have been replaced already on the roster.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

No issue whatsoever with this, he hasn't really pitched much lately and is not part of the long term plans. Good to see some more 40-man space being freed up.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:56 PM

I'm sure a better thread will appear shortly, but I was surprised to find via MLB Trade Rumors that Samuel Deduno was placed on waivers and claimed by the Astros today.

 

http://www.mlbtrader...from-twins.html


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

Does anyone have any info. on the corresponding move to the 25-man roster?    

 

According to the Red Wings website Alex Meyer is still scheduled to start tonight.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:09 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  12m
And to clarify, RHP Samuel Deduno was claimed on outright waivers and is now an Astro, per an MLB source. #MNTwins

Yes, already shows on MLB.com's page for the Astros 40-man.  (Still on MN's too, but that will surely be corrected soon.)


#15 Danchat

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:09 PM

Can't lie, I'm feeling pretty smart right now for posting this topic right before Deduno was traded.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

Well, I guess that's the end.  Deduno abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. Deduno. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners. Shoosh. I sure hope he makes the finals.

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#17 jokin

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

And the winner is.....  Aaron Thompson?

Edited by jokin, 30 August 2014 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

I wonder why the Twins put him on non-revocable waivers.  It would have been nice to get something in return.  Maybe he made it through revocable waivers and there were no takers?


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:55 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  · 11m 
Twins will call up LHP Aaron Thompson to take Deduno's roster spot

 

 

Mike Berardino ‏@MikeBerardino  · 9m 
Thompson is former #Marlins f1st rounder who has good left on left splits this year for @RocRedWings. This gives #mntwins 4 LH relievers

 

 

 

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  · 6m 
Twins went with Thompson because they wanted a lefty reliever who gets lefties out. More relievers will be recalled once rosters expand.

Edited by JB_Iowa, 30 August 2014 - 02:55 PM.

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#20 jokin

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:11 PM

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  · 11m 
Twins will call up LHP Aaron Thompson to take Deduno's roster spot

 

 

Mike Berardino ‏@MikeBerardino  · 9m 
Thompson is former #Marlins f1st rounder who has good left on left splits this year for @RocRedWings. This gives #mntwins 4 LH relievers

 

 

 

Rhett Bollinger ‏@RhettBollinger  · 6m 
Twins went with Thompson because they wanted a lefty reliever who gets lefties out. More relievers will be recalled once rosters expand.

 

 

Looks like a T-Bar vs. A-Tom September grudge match for a 2015 LOOGY spot.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

Just can't have too many RPs with gardenhire as your manager.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

Just can't have too many RPs with gardenhire as your manager.

 

Thompson's 10-season minor league odyssey and sketchy stat line seem to indicate he'll fit right in.  Needing a "lefty who's getting lefties out" doesn't exactly sound like a vote of confidence for T-Bar and Deuce.

 

 

 

Phil Miller @MillerStrib  ·  1m
"We wanted to bring in a lefty who's getting lefties out," Gardenhire said of Thompson, who pitched 4 games w/Pirates in 2011, w/7.04 ERA.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:27 PM

Meyer can't get lefties out?

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

Meyer can't get lefties out?

 

I think so..... (This season Meyer vs. LHB   3.70 FIP 3.05 SIERA 12.19 K/9).

 

There are also actual LHP in Roc.

 

 Darnell ( Major league stats vs LHB   2.45 FIP 0.77 SIERA 6.75 K/9).  

 

And Johnson (Major league stats vs. LHB  1.75 FIP  2.23 SIERA  9.31 K/9).  But they're all needed for the stretch run in the IL.

 

Oh, and there's this....

 

 

 

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I'm told #mntwins GM Terry Ryan left Rochester today and will not attend Alex Meyer's final regular-season start tonight.

 

 

 

 

soooo..., a decision has already been made on Meyer, one way or the other:

Edited by jokin, 30 August 2014 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

Return to contention in 2016/2017?   For the bottom of their division?   That is more than likely.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

Rochester's season likely ends in a few days.  The Twins are DOA.  Personally, I'm happy to let the AAA players finish out a good and exciting season there and then bring them up.  Ignoring that it's good for Rochester, it's probably good for them as well- let them finish what they've built.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

Sammy Deduno, who embodied EFFECTIVELY WILD was as good at striking out guys as he was at walking them. Which doesn't play well as a starter, or out of the pen. But there was that World Baseball Classic magic...

 

Thanks for the memories Sammy D, have fun getting cut by the Astros this winter.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:01 PM

Just can't have too many RPs with the current rotation.

FTFY. :)


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:28 PM

Deduno would be a free agent if he wasn't claimed anyways.

 

Thompson would also be a free agent if they Twins option him out, so this is a looksee and if he shows some life, he could be one of those bubble guys to resign as a minors free agent again next year with a chance for a roster spot.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

Thompson's SO/9 in his MLB career is 1.2.

 

What can Anderson teach him that he doesn't already know?

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