Stunned when I listen to pregame show & hear Roy Smalley (today), Tim Laudener (past) & 2 Twins analysts (Blyleven/Gladden) say he is absolutely better in the rotation & deserves a shot.
Ive always had the attitude that just because you're an ex-player, it doesnt mean you have a better opinion/understanding of what is goin on.
Im actually a big Duensing fan & think he was incredibly underrated in the division winning seasons in 09/10 as a starter.
However, these past 2 years as a starter have been horrific on a staff that has been one of the worst in baseball.
His bullpen work has been outstanding, highlighted by his dominance against left handed hitting.
Why would you weaken a big plus area (bullpen) to start him when he's been severely under average there???
As a starter
2009/10 22gms 12W 3L 2.93ERA .259BAA 138.1IP 136h 45er 84k 37bb
2011 28gms 9W 13L 5.24ERA .299BAA 156.1IP 187h 91er 112k 47bb
2012 11gms 2W 8L 6.92ERA ..336BAA 52IP 76h 40er 32k 12bb
2012 39gms 2W 2L 2.77ERA .229BAA 48.2IP 41h 15er 28k 13bb
2009 82ABs .244/.311/.268
2010 142ABs .162/.217/.239
2011 175ABs .217/.242/.280
2012 145ABs .248/.293/.379
Career 544ABs .215/.260/.294
Seem that he is a prime LH RP, but MN cannot seem to grasp it......think he would be a dominant multi millionaire reliever if Joe Madden got ahead of him
Edited by greengoblinrulz, 16 September 2012 - 12:08 PM.