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#21 yarnivek1972

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

I don't know, I like having Bartolo start against the Yankees.

He's a magician and a freak, and he might just muster a good outing.

That's must see baseball, IMHO

And for the pure rebuilders, I always remember the Twins, when competitive having an old someone or other that starts big games in August and September.

Didn't always work out, but still, it's okay to throw a veteran out there and hope.


There's "veteran" and there is "washed up". One is useful. One is not.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:12 PM

 

I don't know, I like having Bartolo start against the Yankees.

He's a magician and a freak, and he might just muster a good outing.

That's must see baseball, IMHO

And for the pure rebuilders, I always remember the Twins, when competitive having an old someone or other that starts big games in August and September.

Didn't always work out, but still, it's okay to throw a veteran out there and hope.

And there is a chance Judge could hit a 600 foot homerun off a Colon not so fastball.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

I think Colon might be the veteran leader after Santana gets traded.

 

Besides, I rather watch Colon struggle then Wilk or other nobodies struggle.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:21 PM

For what it's worth, Brad Radke is only seven months older than Bartolo.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:29 PM

For what it's worth, Brad Radke is only seven months older than Bartolo.


...and Radke retired 11 years ago.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

So far, even Castro (who has been better in the past but is not helping the staff, it seems) has been disappointing. I can't say I have been happy with the very few things that the new FO has done. They sit back and watch real well, though. Colon is my least favorite move. I dislike it even more than Wilk and Belisle.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:31 PM

What is the purpose?  Of course putting our best young pitchers in to games against the best offenses in MLB might not be good either so Colon is fodder.  At least I hope he is just a short term move.  

 

I had to see what pitchers succeeded in their later ages - http://www.billjames..._their_old_age/

when I get to the 44 and older group there are 12.  Four of them were knuckleball pitchers.  Two were spitballers.  Jesse Orosco was a relief pitcher, Satchel Paige was an amazing story, Warren Spahn was nearing the end of remarkable career just like Nolan Ryan and Tommy John was ending his career.  Bartolo will be on the list because he is old, but not because he is any good any more. 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:04 PM

For what it's worth, Brad Radke is only seven months older than Bartolo.


What's he doing these days? Is he busy? Hmmmmmmm......
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

Radke's shoulder may have naturally healed over the last 10 years, right?
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:40 PM

 

I don't think of this team as being "in the hunt".

Then it's the perfect time to see what Gonzalves or Romero have, not waaaaaaaaaay past their prime old timers. Sorry ... but this sucks on any level, whether the Twins are in the hunt or not.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

 

Then it's the perfect time to see what Gonzalves or Romero have, not waaaaaaaaaay past their prime old timers. Sorry ... but this sucks on any level, whether the Twins are in the hunt or not.

This x 1,000.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

Colon starting on Tuesday is one way to help Judge pad his HR stats...

That Twins 2nd baseman - #29 - he doesn't run, he "ca-rew-zes" - Earl Weaver


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:17 PM

Not one comment from anyone about Joe being back??That speaks volumes...

That Twins 2nd baseman - #29 - he doesn't run, he "ca-rew-zes" - Earl Weaver


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:43 PM

 

I don't know, I like having Bartolo start against the Yankees.

He's a magician and a freak, and he might just muster a good outing.

That's must see baseball, IMHO

And for the pure rebuilders, I always remember the Twins, when competitive having an old someone or other that starts big games in August and September.

Didn't always work out, but still, it's okay to throw a veteran out there and hope.

 

I like it too. I like throwing a 44 year old pitcher who's given up 66 runs in 63 innings pitched this year against one of the most prolific offenses in baseball. What could go wrong?

Maybe I should ask what could go right... :confused:

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#35 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:49 PM

It seems I might be the only one that likes the move.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:09 PM

Reusse says signing Colon is desperation. I think it's more like, we are extremely unlikely to make the postseason, we've got nothing to lose, he's cheap, might as well see what he can do for the next couple months.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

 

I like it too. I like throwing a 44 year old pitcher who's given up 66 runs in 63 innings pitched this year against one of the most prolific offenses in baseball. What could go wrong?

It's so crazy, it just might work.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

...and Radke retired 11 years ago.


Did Radke really retire at 33? It seems like he was around forever before he called it quits

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:18 PM

 

Reusse says signing Colon is desperation. I think it's more like, we are extremely unlikely to make the postseason, we've got nothing to lose, he's cheap, might as well see what he can do for the next couple months.

I don't have a problem with it.  He'll have a better defense behind him then when he was in New York.  I don't see why he can't put up better numbers in Minnesota than he did with the Mets.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:19 PM

Not one comment from anyone about Joe being back??That speaks volumes...


I have defended Joe a bunch in the past and I still think he's a decent player who looks like he's regaining his form. But kinda like his personality he doesn't really move the needle a whole lot.

BTW, does anyone feel like Joe should be a narrator on one of the Johnsonville Brat commercials?



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