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#61 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

So Blackburn's next start [insert laugh here] would normally be on Sunday, just before the all-star break. Does he make it? Will Walters be ready in time (he pitched 4 innings in Rochester on Sunday)?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

Do you know who statfreak is?


No, who is he?

#63 Badsmerf

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:31 PM

Just somebody that I think you'd get along with.

#64 Dilligaf69

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

Looks like Burton to close it out...be nice to tack on a insurance run or three!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

So Blackburn's next start [insert laugh here] would normally be on Sunday, just before the all-star break. Does he make it? Will Walters be ready in time (he pitched 4 innings in Rochester on Sunday)?


Take a look at Samuel Deduno in Rochester. He has been injured most of the year but now he is back. Deduno has pitched 42 innings, has an ERA of 2.14, a WHIP of 1.17, 22 walks and 46 strikeouts. Other than the walks, these seem to me to be excellent stats.

Deduno is somewhat old to be regarded as a prospect -- he turned age 29 yesterday -- but at this point who cares. If he can be the right handed Scott Diamond for 2 to 3 years, then that would be a very good thing.

Deduno has a history of giving up a lot of walks, but he is having his best year ever this year, and it's not as if the Twins have many options that they have not yet tried.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

He's allowed to do that?

#67 glunn

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

Just somebody that I think you'd get along with.


A BYTO alum?

#68 Badsmerf

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

He's allowed to do that?


I'd like to see him do it with runners on, but I guess you can't be picky....

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

He's allowed to do that?


It made sense at the time -- I had made a prediction that came true, which happens very rarely, and I was excited that Plouffe was on the verge of a grand slam. Sorry, but I get excited when it seems like something very good is about to happen.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

A BYTO alum?


I guess alum could be used as a way to describe him.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

Thanks Joe!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

I guess alum could be used as a way to describe him.


Has he come over to TD?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:43 PM

It made sense at the time -- I had made a prediction that came true, which happens very rarely, and I was excited that Plouffe was on the verge of a grand slam. Sorry, but I get excited when it seems like something very good is about to happen.


No, heh. I was talking about Mauer's dinger.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

Thanks Joe!


Mauer with power is fun to see -- maybe he is getting jealous of Plouffe and Willingham and has decided to try for more homers?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

Take a look at Samuel Deduno in Rochester. He has been injured most of the year but now he is back. Deduno has pitched 42 innings, has an ERA of 2.14, a WHIP of 1.17, 22 walks and 46 strikeouts. Other than the walks, these seem to me to be excellent stats.

Deduno is somewhat old to be regarded as a prospect -- he turned age 29 yesterday -- but at this point who cares. If he can be the right handed Scott Diamond for 2 to 3 years, then that would be a very good thing.

Deduno has a history of giving up a lot of walks, but he is having his best year ever this year, and it's not as if the Twins have many options that they have not yet tried.


Interesting. I admit I hadn't been thinking about him, but looking at his numbers they're pretty good. Low opponent avg, decent GO/AO ratio. At this point, why not? He last pitched yesterday, and he looks to be stretched out from his injury - he could be ready for Sunday.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

No, heh. I was talking about Mauer's dinger.


Whoops. I was afraid that you were going to cast some moderator spell on me for quoting my own post.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

Every time Joe disagrees with a call (1-0) the umpire should just apologize and change the call.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

Plouffe hitting one out now would make me VERY happy.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

Doumit just misses aagain!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

I would send Dozier down for a few weeks and bring Florimon up. Dozier seems overwhelmed, Florimon is a defensive wizard, and either Florimon could surprise with the big league club or Dozier could build confidence in Rochester.