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#1 jorgenswest

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

ESPN 1500 reports that Capps shoulder is "not good"

http://www.1500espn....inst_Reds062412

When will the Twins learn to use the DL? If the rest is more than a few days give them two weeks.

It looks like Perkins is the closer for a while. Capps may go to DL. Gardenhire also implied on his show that Duensing will get more starts. Will the Twins need to bring up a lefty for the pen. Matt Maloney, Luke French, Tyler Robertson and Caleb Thielbar are in Rochester. I'd like to see Robertson get some time. Thielbar doesn't have very many AA/AAA innings.

Edited by jorgenswest, 24 June 2012 - 09:54 AM.


#2 DaveW

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

Super, we lose the one guy who could have actually brought us back a decent prospect in a trade.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:06 AM

I guess we'll have to pick up his option now so he can come back next year and show us he can be good.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

And the fact that he pitched yesterday means they can't even backdate the DL to his previous outing - that was a week sitting on the bench totally wasted.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

If Capps hits the DL, who comes up? Oliveros and Slama are both injured, I think. Could Guerra get a look?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:30 AM

it would be Tyler Robertson....who's been pretty good in ROC, esp vs LHH. Looks like PJ Walters is also ready & will start a game next SAT in the KC DH. Will that mean Duensing back to pen after 1 more start?? Would they waste Liam Hendriks by sending him back?? He's done all he can in AAA, let him take his lumps. Again, they should just dump Jeff Gray & get DGuerra up here to start getting some experience.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

Guerra has had a few rough outings recently. Waldrop has looked pretty good, now that he's pitching again. I think they'll give Duensing at least one more start - there's a period of 10 days with 11 games coming up. They'll need 5 starters plus a spot start.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

Super, we lose the one guy who could have actually brought us back a decent prospect in a trade.


I wouldn't hold your breath, I doubt any other organizations are stupid enough to give us their version of Wilson Ramos for him.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

The correct title of this thread should be: Shoulder- "Capps not Good"

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

I wouldn't hold your breath, I doubt any other organizations are stupid enough to give us their version of Wilson Ramos for him.


You'd be surprised - it is statistically proven that the collective IQ's of clubs in contention drops proportional to how close it is to July 31st.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

It boggles the mind. A pitcher can't throw for a week, but they have to put him out on the mound for an inning to confirm it? How is that possible? Is there some difference between throwing in the bullpen and throwing on the mound? How do you discover this ​during a game?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

It boggles the mind. A pitcher can't throw for a week, but they have to put him out on the mound for an inning to confirm it? How is that possible? Is there some difference between throwing in the bullpen and throwing on the mound? How do you discover this ​during a game?


Is this a rhetorical question? Obviously they didn't believe him and made him be a man and try to work through it out there.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Is this a rhetorical question? Obviously they didn't believe him and made him be a man and try to work through it out there.


Are we sure it was the Twins pushing Capps out when he didn't want to play? From what I've heard, it's the opposite - Capps wanted to play and it was the Twins decision to hold him out last week - probably justifiably we now learn.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

I wouldn't hold your breath, I doubt any other organizations are stupid enough to give us their version of Wilson Ramos for him.


Ramos > Good prospect > Decent Prospect

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

Are we sure it was the Twins pushing Capps out when he didn't want to play? From what I've heard, it's the opposite - Capps wanted to play and it was the Twins decision to hold him out last week - probably justifiably we now learn.

It doesn't really matter. For the sake of my argument about the ineptitude of the training staff, either way is a strike against them.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:50 PM

Agreed that nobody looks good in this type of case. Have to wonder if part of the reason was that they didn't have much confidence in the Rochester roster right now.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

I doubt it. There are enough guys knocking on the door that having someone come up for a short period wouldn't be detrimental to any of them.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

It boggles the mind. A pitcher can't throw for a week, but they have to put him out on the mound for an inning to confirm it? How is that possible? Is there some difference between throwing in the bullpen and throwing on the mound? How do you discover this ​during a game?


Apparently he didn't feel "sore" until today. They just need to hurry up and DL him.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:16 PM

if he sits for 2 wks.....still got 3 weeks till deadline. Being careful may be better. Wont have any chances for blown saves

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

Reports are that Duensing will start again. With Perkins committed to the eighth and ninth inning in Capps absence, the Twins will probably need a lefthanded reliever. It is ironic that a couple weeks ago, it appeared the Twins had a surplus of relief pitchers ready to step in--now they have Guerra ineffective, Slama injured, Oliveros injured. It looks like the options are Waldrop and Robertson and they really need to lefty.