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Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2019

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#161 spycake

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:52 AM

 

Also, maybe I misread or received bad info, but if Burdi clears waivers etc., he has to be returned to us.

This is correct, but only for the next ~45 days. Rule 5 restrictions end at 1 full season or 90 active days, whichever comes last. Assuming he doesn't go on the DL between now and then, Burdi will have accumulated 90 active days by May 25th or so.

 

And in the unlikely event that the Pirates decided to cut him within the next 45 days, as you mention he'd have to clear waivers (with Rule 5 restrictions still attached) before he could be returned to the Twins. With less than 45 days left on his Rule 5 restrictions, I'm guessing he wouldn't clear waivers either.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:54 AM

 

"Making the team" doesn't necessarily mean much. The Red Sox called up Haley as a mop-up pitcher for 18 days last summer, then cut him after the season. He's now pitching for the Samsung Lions in Korea. Does that information really validate the Twins selecting him in Rule 5 in any way?

 

If Kinley succeeds, that could be a more interesting case, but of course whatever credit you want to give the Twins for selecting him would likely be offset by us cutting him. Not to mention, if these cases represent "impressive scouting", then you'd also have to consider it "unimpressive scouting" when we've let guys go, like Bard, Anderson, etc.

Actually, making the team means everything. Yes it does validate it.

 

Let's see how Bard does on his 2nd try with the Angels. Also, Anderson and I pitched in the same college conference. Obviously it was many years apart and I know nothing about him, except I was told he also played basketball, just like I did. 


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

 

Actually, making the team means everything. Yes it does validate it.

The Twins selected Haley with the requirement that we had to keep him on the 25-man roster for 1 whole season or 90 active days, whichever came last.

 

It's apples and oranges to compare that to the Red Sox rostering him for 18 days then cutting him.

 

If your bar for Rule 5 success is selecting a player who later makes the major leagues for 18 days, then even us fans could have an excellent "success rate" making Rule 5 picks. Once they're already Rule 5 eligible (meaning 4+ years pro), it's not that hard to identify minor leaguers who might get a cup of coffee later. But that's not what the Rule 5 draft is about.

Edited by spycake, 10 April 2019 - 11:11 AM.

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#164 spycake

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:10 AM

 

Actually, making the team means everything. Yes it does validate it.

 

Let's see how Bard does on his 2nd try with the Angels.

So "making the team means everything" -- except if the player is Bard. Then we have to look at how the player performs. Got it.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:39 PM

Not sure if the Nick Anderson article was posted earlier, if so, apologies....

 

https://blogs.fangra...ably-excellent/

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

I don't believe we've had a Daniel Palka update.I was really disappointed the Twins cut him.

 

Entering today: 23 AB, 0 H, 3 BB, 10 K.

Today so far: 1 AB, 1 BB, 1 K

 

Ouch.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:13 AM

 

I don't believe we've had a Daniel Palka update.I was really disappointed the Twins cut him.

 

Entering today: 23 AB, 0 H, 3 BB, 10 K.

Today so far: 1 AB, 1 BB, 1 K

 

Ouch.

Ouch indeed. Maybe he's trying to emulate Chris Davis.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:57 PM

Rangers promoted Danny Santana:

 

https://www.mlbtrade...-10-day-il.html

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 04:22 PM

The Cardinals send their thanks. Phil Hughes just served one up in the Mexico series. How much longer are the Twins paying for him?

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 04:28 PM

The Cardinals send their thanks. Phil Hughes just served one up in the Mexico series. How much longer are the Twins paying for him?


That's Jared Hughes. Phil was released by the Padres last August and has not played anywhere since. 2019 is the last year of his contract, split between the Twins and Padres.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 04:33 PM

That's Jared Hughes. Phil was released by the Padres last August and has not played anywhere since. 2019 is the last year of his contract, split between the Twins and Padres.



Oh. I was watching it without sound at Ground Round. I thought he looked young, but I just figured it was because of no facial hair.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:17 PM

Danny Santana hit a triple today for the Rangers

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:03 PM

Daniel Palka was demoted to AAA.He was slashing .029/.190/.029 or 1 single in 42 at bats (6 walks, 15 strike outs).

Edited by SomeGuy, 18 April 2019 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:13 PM

 

Daniel Palka was demoted to AAA.He was slashing .029/.190/.029 or 1 single in 42 at bats (6 walks, 15 strike outs).

Sounds like Palka spent the offseason training with Chris Davis!


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:21 PM

Oh. I was watching it without sound at Ground Round. I thought he looked young, but I just figured it was because of no facial hair.


There are still Ground Round restaurants? That's a blast from the past... Haven't heard that name in 20 years after they closed their restaurant in Mankato.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:37 PM

There are still Ground Round restaurants? That's a blast from the past... Haven't heard that name in 20 years after they closed their restaurant in Mankato.


They had a rebirth about 12-15 years ago. Although, it may be waning. Two relatively new locations in Rochester and LaCrosse have recently closed. Although, neither was in an ideal location. I used to be kitchen manager in Winona, but their business has dropped way off in the last 3 years.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

How about Happy Chef?
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:07 PM

How about Happy Chef?


I think there’s a couple left in Iowa.

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:20 PM

How about Happy Chef?


As far as I know the big Happy Chef statue is still alive and well in North Mankato! Though I haven't been back in a few years and things could have changed.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:35 PM

Maybe the Angles were Acute, making him look sharp by association.

don’t be obtuse!

That’s falling flat with me. Maybe a new tune is in order? B#?

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