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#1 ppearson50

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:39 PM

We need someone to start next Saturday. Who ya got?

 

Adam Wilk (Twins)

 

Justin Haley (Twins)

 

or

 

Kyle Gibson (Red Wings)

 

Alberto Meija (Red Wings)

 

Aaron Slegers (Red Wings)

 

Nick Tepesch (Red Wings)


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:46 PM

Kyle Gibson first, then Mejia. Wilk last. 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:04 PM

I think they will go with Gibson but I wonder how many options he has remaining if he doesn't do well. . 


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:24 PM

I think they will go with Gibson but I wonder how many options he has remaining if he doesn't do well. .


Options are a season-long thing. If you get optioned in a season you can be optioned again as many times as needed and it still counts as one option used for the year.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:40 PM

Doug Fister? 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:41 PM

I'll go Gibson too, unless he really looks terrible in his next couple of AAA starts.

I hope the days of Tepesch and Wilk (and the like) are over unless there is no other option.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

Can I take Door #7???

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:03 PM

 

Can I take Door #7???

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:08 PM

The way that they treated Berrios would seem to indicate that Gibson is going to have to pitch a few games and prove himself.  Mejia has a 4.08 era in AAA which is not a glowing stat.  I think it will be Wilks. 

 

But I would like something more creative like Sleger. 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:53 PM

Wilk is listed on ESPN, which obviously doesn't put it in stone, but it's a good indication. 

 

http://www.espn.com/...dule/_/name/min


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:55 PM

The next go around the rotation, he could easily be skipped.

 

Also, with rain in the forecast this week, it's possible we will not need a 5th starter on Saturday, although with Colorado in town for their only visit, you can be damn sure they will try to get those games in.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:02 PM

That's a tough call, to be sure.  But I don't wanna see Gibson for a while yet.  He needs to get his head straight, more than his mechanics, and that takes longer than a couple of starts and back in the mix.  I'd even grit my teeth and let Wilks take the bullet on a 10-4 loss, just to get that turn out of the way.

 

Or.... get TC Bear up there in a Piper Cub, and do some surreptitious cloud seeding....

 

OR-- hey guys, hey guys!

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

David Hurlbut because with a name like that... I mean seriously, he has to be given one MLB with a name like THAT!!
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:44 PM

 

 

Also, with rain in the forecast this week, it's possible we will not need a 5th starter on Saturday

 

Fingers crossed...


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

Wilk is listed on ESPN, which obviously doesn't put it in stone, but it's a good indication.

http://www.espn.com/...dule/_/name/min


ESPN pretty much just extrapolates based on the current roster.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:59 PM

Doug Fister?

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 11:46 PM

 

We need someone to start next Saturday. Who ya got?

 

Adam Wilk (Twins)

 

Justin Haley (Twins)

 

or

 

Kyle Gibson (Red Wings)

 

Alberto Meija (Red Wings)

 

Aaron Slegers (Red Wings)

 

Nick Tepesch (Red Wings)

Does anybody remember when Tepesch was better than Berrios?

I think they will try Gibson or Tepesch as long as they just want to get through a start or two. When Mejia comes up he should stay up instead of yo-yoing back and forth. And I think he should stay down for another month and until he looks really good.

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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 15 May 2017 - 12:20 AM

I think the Twins are in a zone where they feel like they knw what they have. Mejia and Gibson need work, Tepesch and Wilk aren't long term solutions... They might get a little weird and use someone like Slegers or someone else who might tickle their fancy

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:53 AM

Where is Timmy Malone when we need him? Or whatever his name was?
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:25 AM

Does anybody remember when Tepesch was better than Berrios?

I think they will try Gibson or Tepesch as long as they just want to get through a start or two. When Mejia comes up he should stay up instead of yo-yoing back and forth. And I think he should stay down for another month and until he looks really good.


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