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#21 Kwak

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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.

 

 

 

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"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:

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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. :)

Why worry about tomorrow when today is so far off.


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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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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

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.


Not much subtlety with that quote.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

Good Luck to ya Sam... I for one... appreciated what you contributed the past two years.

We didn't have much... It would have been worse without you.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:53 PM

Thank You and Good Luck to Sam Deduno. I hope you gain Moore control of that Nasty stuff and prolong your career in the NL.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:58 PM

Thank You and Good Luck to Sam Deduno. I hope you gain Moore control of that Nasty stuff and prolong your career in the NL.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:30 PM

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

 

 

7.2 innings in MLB. You're seriously going to draw anything from that?

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:23 AM

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.

Deduno is average as a strikeout pitcher and below average in era, fip ad xfip. No complete games. How does one use effective as a description of Deduno's pitching with a straight face?


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:53 AM

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.


Yeah, this is an audition for Duensing's role... That said, if that's what they wanted, I'm a bit surprised O'rouke in AA didn't get the call. He's been lights out against lefties (not so much on the right side)

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:19 AM

There will be lots of 40 man decisions this off season and the Twins need to decide who will be exposed to the Rule V draft and who to protect. That also means they need to decide who they are cutting bait with. Deduno was the first of several DFA's/ non tenders to open up room IMO. Thompson just may be another one later this fall.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:28 AM

I think this move is more a vote of confidence for Ryan Pressly then anything else. I believe Duensing will be non-tendered and that the Twins will try to re-sign him at what they believe he is worth. If he doesn't agree with them, they will bring up somebody else, bullpen arms aren't that hard to get an our system is stacked for bullpen arms.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:55 AM

7.2 innings in MLB. You're seriously going to draw anything from that?

we're just havin' fun :)
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