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Twins Daily's Write Of Spring Newsletter: Who Will Be Left?

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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:13 PM

In our second issue of Twins Daily's Write Of Spring Newsletter, Nick Nelson talks about the Twins bullpen battle for left-handed relievers. Let's talk about it in this thread.

 

This issue is being sent out at 11:45 PM the night of 3/13/2017. If you missed it, sign up over on the right to make sure you don't miss the next issue. 

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#2 beckmt

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:05 AM

Nick is correct.If Breslow continues to do the job, he will win the spot.My guess is Twins try and trade one of Boshers and O'Rourke.Rogers will probably get one spot, because he can go more innings at one time.Still early and would revisit in a couple of weeks


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:26 AM

Mollie said yesterday that Breslow is the leading candidate. Now we just need to plug Vogel song into the 5th starter spot and the youth movement is complete.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:58 AM

That was quality writing.

Also, Molitor lulz.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:45 AM

If O'Rourke doesn't make the team, it will be because of that one single pitch he threw in early March. And people talk about not reading into spring training performance or small samples. Good times.

Not saying O'Rourke (or Rosario for that matter) are destined for the HOF, but Molly sure has his favorites and his whipping boys.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:16 AM

Mollie said yesterday that Breslow is the leading candidate. Now we just need to plug Vogel song into the 5th starter spot and the youth movement is complete.

the two themes Falvey has talked about since November is veterans and metric based/enhanced evaluation, no one exemplifies that more than Breslow. I have not heard a peep from the FO about getting younger.

At least they're consistent.

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#7 Linus

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

the two themes Falvey has talked about since November is veterans and metric based/enhanced evaluation, no one exemplifies that more than Breslow. I have not heard a peep from the FO about getting younger.

At least they're consistent.

I keep waiting for Falvey to dramatically remove his mask only to find Terry Ryan underneath. Ya know kind of like all star wrestling.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

 

I keep waiting for Falvey to dramatically remove his mask only to find Terry Ryan underneath. Ya know kind of like all star wrestling.

 

/thread

 

maybe /internet

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

I keep waiting for Falvey to dramatically remove his mask only to find Terry Ryan underneath. Ya know kind of like all star wrestling.

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#10 DaveW

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

Crazy idea: I think the Twins should stop giving important roster spots to veterans with zero upside. Breslow is fine, Volgosong? Gimme a break

Oh well, at least we can look forward to the top 3 pick in the 2018 draft! :)

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:44 AM

Finally got a chance to read it.Nice article, Nick.Except reading the puking part this early in the morning

 

Seems to me we spend a lot of time and consternation on having lefties in the bullpen.But we have to take the fact that they will be not much more than a one batter pitcher.I'm pretty sure Rodgers, Breslow [my 2 picks, in that order] Boshers and O'Rourke are pretty cheap.On that point, even.So, upside?

 

Rodgers has some good moments last year.Breslow seems like the kind of guy who would be a great tutor.Step One:Fastball hard in, breaking ball low and away......

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