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Article: The Twins Bullpen Is Set (And You’re Not Going To Love It)

brandon kintzler matt belisle tayor rogers craig breslow ryan pressly
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#141 spinowner

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:29 AM

 

I know he was roughed up and the spring training numbers were awful... still why not give Chargois a shot?

Instead of being the last man in the Twins' pen I think it's better to have him close full time at Rochester. He'll get more meaningful work in that way.

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#142 mazeville

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:30 AM

Looking at that bullpen and thinking that maybe I should rethink my personal projections that the Twins will win 75-80 games.

 

Boy I sure hope the new regime is just taking stock of the organization, etc., because from here it sure doesn't look like they're doing things all that differently from the previous one. 


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:59 AM

Patience guys. I think the Twins are going with the best arms and most experienced guys right now in order to avoid another 0-9 start. That set the tone for a very bad season. The guys in AAA/AA are a quick phone call away. Patience.


#144 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:09 AM

 

As truly depressing as this bullpen is I am curious about the possibility that Falvey might be shielding some of the younger arms from Molitors bullpen ineptness? I know he didn't have much to work with last year but so often I was left scratching my head at they way he used the bullpen. Could Falvey be holding back the best young arms until he has the chance to fire Molitor? I'm trying to be hopeful here because this sure looks like a bullpen that Ryan would put together.

 

the "young" arms are 25-27 years old. They are literally losing velocity today.

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#145 d-mac

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:48 AM

The more things change the more they stay the same. *Sigh*

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#146 beckmt

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

 

Patience guys. I think the Twins are going with the best arms and most experienced guys right now in order to avoid another 0-9 start. That set the tone for a very bad season. The guys in AAA/AA are a quick phone call away. Patience.

This pitching staff could bury us so fast, it is not funny.I sort of agree these are Molitor's guys and if they fail, Falvey and Levine can go to Jim Pohlad and tell him that they gave Molitor his guys and he failed.If this is a plan it is a good one.If the plan is to compete , this plan looks doomed to failure.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:49 PM

 

This pitching staff could bury us so fast, it is not funny.I sort of agree these are Molitor's guys and if they fail, Falvey and Levine can go to Jim Pohlad and tell him that they gave Molitor his guys and he failed.If this is a plan it is a good one.If the plan is to compete , this plan looks doomed to failure.

 

No chance Molitor wants Haley. Beyond that, not really many other options.

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#148 specialiststeve

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:41 PM

Wow - I better not look up as the sky is clearly falling.....

 

Poor understanding of where we are at as a team and what are needs were/are in the relieving area. We need arms that can throw strikes and has the experience of getting guys out. Whichiswhat we have. Not sexy but hopefully effective.

 

Take a look at the roster of teams that are successful and you will see veteran bullpen guys that have been there and done that. Sprinkle in a couple of guys that are up and coming and put in low leverage positions and that is what we have.

 

I am fine with this area and think the club did what was best to try to actually win games.... that is the point of playing isn't it?

 

 




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