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#1 mngopherguy

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:49 PM

According to LEN III and others, Duffey is taking Rodney's place.And Austin is being called up also, although no corresponding move has been made yet.

 

I want to see Austin, I don't need to see Duffey.  

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:05 PM

Maybe Morrison is finally on the move

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:19 PM

 

Maybe Morrison is finally on the move

 

Have to think Morrison or maybe a Grossman DFA.... one of the two, right?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:52 AM

Who is going to be the new closer? Addison Reed, the $8 million man?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:17 AM

 

Who is going to be the new closer? Addison Reed, the $8 million man?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:13 AM

Have to think Morrison or maybe a Grossman DFA.... one of the two, right?


Grossman is on the DL so Austin wouldn’t be taking his spot. So that leaves LoMo or Mauer. If Mauer waves his no-trade clause, I could see someone trading for him to assume a back-up role. More likely LoMo is gone.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:04 AM

 

Who is going to be the new closer? Addison Reed, the $8 million man?

I'd have to say he's most likely. Even though Belisle did it last year it had better not be him.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:07 AM

 

According to LEN III and others, Duffey is taking Rodney's place.And Austin is being called up also, although no corresponding move has been made yet.

 

I want to see Austin, I don't need to see Duffey.  

 

Do we have anybody else named Tyler?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:09 AM

And Austin is being called up also, although no corresponding move has been made yet.


Worth noting that neither Mauer nor Morrison played in Thursday's game, so maybe one of them is going on the DL.

Maybe they are checking over Morrison to see if he caught the bad knee from Belisle. His leadership may not be contagious, but perhaps his "injuries" are!
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:55 AM

It'll be nice to see Austin, I suppose.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:06 AM

I don't need to see Duffey.  

He'd better have a new-found ability to throw 3 out of every 6 curveballs for strikes, because otherwise the hitters are going to be sitting on his heater.

 

I hope Wilson/Garver have the courage to simply keep putting two fingers down, except the occasional inside fastball, for as long as it takes. I don't think that will work either - I just don't happen to think anything can work.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:18 AM

You have to admit, pretty much every name on the purge list has been exorcised.  We are going to see some new blood over the last 7 weeks.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:21 AM

 

Grossman is on the DL so Austin wouldn’t be taking his spot. So that leaves LoMo or Mauer. If Mauer waves his no-trade clause, I could see someone trading for him to assume a back-up role. More likely LoMo is gone.

 

My God, can you imagine the comment sections on the Twins Facebook page, and the local dailies if Mauer waived his no-trade and they actually moved him?

 

I think it highly unlikely, bordering on impossible, but I'd consider taking the rest of the day off, heading home and reading each and every comment.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:39 AM

The more I think about it, the more this sounds like the Belisle situation all over again (where they announced they were activating Magill, then took their time to find an injury for Belisle).

 

My guess is we'll hear about Morrison to the DL this afternoon?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:49 AM

 

The more I think about it, the more this sounds like the Belisle situation all over again (where they announced they were activating Magill, then took their time to find an injury for Belisle).

 

My guess is we'll hear about Morrison to the DL this afternoon?

Unilateral leg weakness, so as to not upstage the other first baseman.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:43 AM

Austin: good to see him up, may as well take a look at him.

 

Duffey: blech

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:55 AM

I have little interest in seeing Duffey again either, but I might guess this is just a perfunctory move before he is removed from the 40-man soon or in the offseason.

 

Looks like his strikeouts are up and his HR are down even compared to his prior minor league numbers though. Maybe he has made some changes. He was dabbling with a slider when he was up earlier this year, anyone know if he was throwing it at Rochester? If it's become a usable pitch he might be a completely different pitcher, that is, not a one trick pony.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:00 AM

 

I have little interest in seeing Duffey again either, but I might guess this is just a perfunctory move before he is removed from the 40-man soon or in the offseason.

 

Looks like his strikeouts are up and his HR are down even compared to his prior minor league numbers though. Maybe he has made some changes. He was dabbling with a slider when he was up earlier this year, anyone know if he was throwing it at Rochester? If it's become a usable pitch he might be a completely different pitcher, that is, not a one trick pony.

It's probably the right move to give him one more shot.

 

With that said, still blech.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:04 AM

 

I have little interest in seeing Duffey again either, but I might guess this is just a perfunctory move before he is removed from the 40-man soon or in the offseason.

Yup. Given the circumstances, we might as well take one more look at him in August. If they like what they see, we can look at him further in September; if they don't like what they see, we can waive him on Sep. 1 and call up a new 40-man addition.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:07 AM

I gotta say, I'm happy Austin is coming up before September. I have no idea if he's going to be good or not, but they need to know. He hit ok when up earlier this year, not great, not bad.

 

Duffey? I hope they throw CB after CB and see what happens. 

 

Good luck to both of them!

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