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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

We knew Matt Capps was going on the DL. Now we know the other half of the transaction. RHP Nick Blackburn, who pitched well and ate innings in his two AAA starts since his demotion, will return to the Twins. Most likely Blackburn would replace Brian Duensing in the starting rotation with Duensing returning to the bullpen. With Deduno's rough start tonight, it will be interesting to see if he remains in the rotation, maybe goes to the bullpen of if they would DFA him (can't imagine anyone would claim him so he should be able to go back to Rochester). Jeff Manship started in Rochester and pitched well again giving up two runs in six innings.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:56 PM

Well that didn't take long.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

Let the shuffling of chairs commence.

#4 mikeee

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:06 PM

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!

#5 Mike Sixel

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

Yo-yo time for all these guys....I don't think either is all that good, so it doesn't matter much to me at this point, as long as Duensing moves back to the pen. There are only so many pitches in an arm....imo.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


#6 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

move made 100% due to contractual reasons......will the Bill Smtih ere ever cease to haunt

#7 Badsmerf

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

What did he fix to pitch the way he did is my question? I want Hendriks up.

#8 clutterheart

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

Remember when Blackburn pitched game 163? That was awesome.

#9 chopper0080

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

I have no problem with bringing Blackburn back up. He was sent down to work on getting his sinker down in the zone, he had good success in AAA, and now bring him up to see if it translates.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

Let the shuffling of chairs commence.



The ships already sunk. This is just people barely alive trying to get on the cap sized lifeboat.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:59 PM

Blacky has to pitch at some point.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

Seth, you are right, Manship is throwing it very well right now in AAA. It's not very often you see a pitcher get 4 strikeouts in one inning!

#13 Shane Wahl

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

The rotation should probably be for the next few weeks: Francisco Liriano Scott Diamond P.J. Walters Nick Blackburn Jeff Manship/Cole DeVries

#14 Shane Wahl

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:39 PM

I want to point out that this Capps nonsense is pretty atrocious. The guy was hurting last year and yet the signed him again and lost picks and yada, yada, yada. That is atrocious general management and clearly atrocious medical work.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:04 PM

The rotation should probably be for the next few weeks:

Francisco Liriano
Scott Diamond
P.J. Walters
Nick Blackburn
Jeff Manship/Cole DeVries


I think the Manship has already sailed. He couldn't even handle long relief. Why should he get starts? There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to bring back that shipwreck. I'm glad Blackburn has been added again and it's the best move for now.

#16 Shane Wahl

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

I think the Manship has already sailed. He couldn't even handle long relief. Why should he get starts? There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to bring back that shipwreck. I'm glad Blackburn has been added again and it's the best move for now.


Manship is now fully starting again at Rochester. I think he is exactly like Swarzak for the most part. Sam Deduno and Cole DeVries (though CD is comparable) are not as good as Manship. That's all.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:21 PM

I want to point out that this Capps nonsense is pretty atrocious. The guy was hurting last year and yet the signed him again and lost picks and yada, yada, yada. That is atrocious general management and clearly atrocious medical work.


How dare you question the Twins' outstanding medical staff. They took the most scientific approach that they could think of.

#18 Shane Wahl

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

How dare you question the Twins' outstanding medical staff. They took the most scientific approach that they could think of.



Haha. Some terrible science. The empirical cases against the medical staff seems pretty conclusive!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:39 PM

Decries, Defungal, Blackbum, Man****, Swarzattack, are all the same pitcher, 88-91 and hit your spots. None of them will ever be big league capable starter IMO!!

#20 Shane Wahl

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:52 PM

Decries, Defungal, Blackbum, Man****, Swarzattack, are all the same pitcher, 88-91 and hit your spots. None of them will ever be big league capable starter IMO!!


By midseason 2013 (at the earliest), I hope none of them are starting (unless Blackburn returns to pre 2010 form).