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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

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#2 tobynotjason

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:33 PM

very good news.

#3 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Happy happy joy joy. Move Span for a pitcher, pick up a decent starter in the offseason, get Gibson healthy, and this team has the makings of a non-embarrassing starting rotation.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

Additionally John Shipley reported his velocity was 91-94. I assume he threw all fastballs.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

That is great news! Go Gibson!!!

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Additionally John Shipley reported his velocity was 91-94. I assume he threw all fastballs.


I was going to ask whether anyone had any first hand information about velocity, but I saw this. I am sure that Shipley's info is second hand the best. The only way to get velocity info for GCL games is by standing behind the table with the radar, just outside the fence where they are charting the pitches. and peek. Wonder if anyone around here did that for Gibson's appearance :)
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#7 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

As is written above, Shipley is getting the information from Rob Antony. I'm not certain if Antony is in Ft. Myers, but he would be the most knowledgeable person about what happened in Ft. Myers.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

I have been completely discounting Gibson from making a contribution before two years post-surgery, if ever. So progress like this is really a welcome bit of news, which I will try to continue discounting for a while yet. :)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

while it's nice to see him back, let's temper things a bit... 1 inning against rookie league competition where his fastball velo looked good.... he still has a long long long way to go.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

while it's nice to see him back, let's temper things a bit... 1 inning against rookie league competition where his fastball velo looked good.... he still has a long long long way to go.


No one is saying that he's ready to come up and start on Friday for the Twins. But as written, it's another step in the process, a successful step. It's the normal process, and it is good news. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:09 PM

Greinke, diamond, Gibson, (FA Lefty), Hendriks. Next season!! Too wishful of thinking, not if Terry can copy Chuck Fletcher!!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

Wow, this is awesome that he is already throwing in live games. Even if the results were 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER I'd still be happy. The fact he looked solid on the mound is icing on the cake. While a septemeber callup would be nice, I am pumped at the thought of him competing (and most likely earning) a spot in the rotation out of spring training next year. People seem to forget he was the #34 prospect in baseball before the injury. And though his 2011 ERA etc don't look the most impressive, his perphrials actually looked very impressive, including his increased k/rate. I still have faith he can become a very nice #2 in the major leagues with his GB% and his improved strike out rate. A poor mans #1 isn't completely out of the question as well!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

I am very happy to read this. Even a #3 starter would be a blessing next year.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:54 AM

Greinke, diamond, Gibson, (FA Lefty), Hendriks. Next season!! Too wishful of thinking, not if Terry can copy Chuck Fletcher!!


Wishful thinking, indeed. Would love to see it, though. Am I wrong in thinking the Twins payroll on the books for next year is around 65 million? I know that's without counting arbitration salaries, but that should leave quite a bit of payroll if we stay around 100 million. So.. Enough money for Greinke?

Wishful thinking...

EDIT: Yeah, just read Bonnes' recent payroll post. I was quite a bit off.

Edited by raindog, 11 July 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:45 AM

Wow, this is awesome that he is already throwing in live games. Even if the results were 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER I'd still be happy. The fact he looked solid on the mound is icing on the cake.

While a septemeber callup would be nice, I am pumped at the thought of him competing (and most likely earning) a spot in the rotation out of spring training next year. People seem to forget he was the #34 prospect in baseball before the injury. And though his 2011 ERA etc don't look the most impressive, his perphrials actually looked very impressive, including his increased k/rate.

I still have faith he can become a very nice #2 in the major leagues with his GB% and his improved strike out rate. A poor mans #1 isn't completely out of the question as well!


Yes, I do hope he returns to the top 100 in the near future, and while his peripherals were excellent, he needed more time in the minors. Instead he lost that to TJ. The Twins would be wise to plan on him spending 2013 in Rochester to get used to piching again and to get a bit more polish. Expecting him to start in Minnesota in 2013 is not wise. Yes, he could prove me wrong, but I'd say the odds are not in favor of him doing so.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

If the Twins don't sign a big name free agent pitcher, and it's likely they will not, they are going to get so much pressure from the fan base to bring up Gibson. Unless he's dominating AAA, I hope they don't cave, but barring a setback, I doubt they will be able to resist a callup any later than the All-Star break 2013.

Edited by nicksaviking, 11 July 2012 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

I think an innings limit for Gibson next year would be a good plan.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

I just keep hoping Grienke will want to stay in a smaller market and the Twins will do something out of character for not one of there own!!

#19 Mr. Ed

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:42 AM

today, Gibson .2 IP 2h/R/BB/Solo HR

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

Why would it be good to have him in Rochester next year? He was ready this year, probably, pre-injury. Now he'll do rehab for almost half a year. Why wait another year, if he's ready?

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.