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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...Mark)-Hamburger

#2 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:05 PM

That would be awesome if we signed him because of the good story and he loves the Twins! Of course that shouldn't be the main reason for signing him. I was also undrafted and the Twins are my favorite team.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:25 AM

Considering the drop in velocity, I would hope that the Twins would arrange for thorough physicals. They have already had their share of TJ surgeries.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:54 AM

It looks like Texas was using him in the same role we use Gray, Manship or Swarzak.

#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:14 AM

If the Twins claimed him, they could send him to Rochester or New Britain. Need arms down there too. I'm concerned about the velocity too, but like his potential...

#6 ossieO

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

With 2 open spots on the 40 man roster (plus Nishioka, who could be dropped), there is no harm in claiming him. The Twins can always change their mind and release him later. The Twins are still first in the waiver claim order, so I believe that unless the Rangers work out a trade for Hamburger, the Twins can get him.

#7 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

What could it possibly hurt to bring him aboard? If the MO of the front office is to throw waiver wires into RF until something sticks, you'd think the same maxim applies for pitchers.

#8 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:33 PM

Why not! You wouldn't even have to pay Tuesday for him. (I couldn't resist)

#9 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

Why not! You wouldn't even have to pay Tuesday for him. (I couldn't resist)


I'd be curious how many people on this board would even recognize the reference. I guess it shows my age that I did.

#10 Thrylos

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

I'll take some fries with that... Why not?

#11 benhertz

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:42 AM

He could take Anthony Slama's spot in the Rochester bullpen. If the organization is planning on trading a few of their current relievers for A-AA players, it would be best to load up Rochester with pitchers who could potentially help the Twins this season and 2013.

Edited by benhertz, 24 June 2012 - 04:48 AM.


#12 Mr. Ed

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

mlbtraderumors reports San Diego has picked Hamburger up and optioned him to AAA.

#13 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

apparently the padres had the first claim, so the twins had no opportunity to claim hamburger.

#14 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

apparently the padres had the first claim, so the twins had no opportunity to claim hamburger.


I thought with waivers every team in the same league as the DFAer had a shot first, before the clubs from the other league did. Has that changed?

#15 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

I was under the same impression. Color me confused.

#16 PopRiveter

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:04 PM

Bark's comment was hilarious- well played!

#17 benhertz

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

DFA'd by the Padres today.

#18 JB_Iowa

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

I'd be curious how many people on this board would even recognize the reference. I guess it shows my age that I did.


It made my eyes pop.

#19 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

It made my eyes pop.


Gee Whiz. You guys make it sound like it was a Theodore Roosevelt speech from 1907. I am 37 years old and I am sure that there are people within 5 years below that who know who Wimpy and Popeye are. If our job is as historians/custodians of golden age cartoons/comics so be it, but I wouldn't consider it ancient history. (Food, Food, Food - Everything is Food).

#20 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

On another note - I want to have an affair with the Sea Hag.