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#201 spycake

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

Well, it's not a good trade when your long-term hope is that it winds up being a wash, but I do appreciate the start Nolasco made on behalf of the Twins the other night.


Sleeper agent! :)

#202 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

Awful news... I'm such a fan of Alex Meyer and the person he is. I was so happy when he was pitching really well earlier in the season. The arm issues, unfortunately, have stayed with him. Nothing he can do about it but rehab and now surgery and a long rehab. Such a good kid. Chatted with him a week or two ago. I just wish him the best.

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#203 drjim

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

Well, it's not a good trade when your long-term hope is that it winds up being a wash, but I do appreciate the start Nolasco made on behalf of the Twins the other night.


I think the Twins mostly just wanted to dump Nolasco. Maybe it was addition by subtraction!
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#204 kab21

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:04 PM

Ugh... It is that thing you know is going to happen but you convince yourself that maybe it won't and then it does.

Looks like Busenitz is the last man standing from the trade. Nice ERA but the lack of K's is a concern. Yes, Nolasco is standing but Nolasco is being Nolasco. I think most saw that happening...

Is 2016 2017 the year that a good pitching prospect is truly blocked by 5 good pitchers in the starting rotation? 

Looks like we will have to wait another year until a good pitching prospect is actually blocked.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:25 PM

I feel bad for Meyer. I wonder if he was pitching with a deteriorating labrum for a few years.

 

As mentioned, Alan Busenitz is the last man standing from this trade. Busenitz may actually turn out to be a steal, too. He has gotten gradually better with his command, now pretty reliable pegging the low corners with upper 90's heat. His breaking ball bites down hard, and gets whiffs. Future closer? Possibly.

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