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#1 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

meh..

#2 Musk21

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

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If Twins can't re-sign Hunter, plans are to trade, sign a FA or go in-house to find a replacement.

#3 ThePuck

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

another worthless first rounder...

#4 PseudoSABR

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

Disappointing, to say the least.

#5 johnnydakota

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

matt capps option was declined as well
yeah finally go capps

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

Anyone know what caused the Twins to waive him now? I'm just trying to understand the timing.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

Anyone know what caused the Twins to waive him now? I'm just trying to understand the timing.

hopefuly to clear space on the 40 man roster

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

They removed a bunch of pitchers from the 40-man: Perdomo, Walters, Waldrop, Vasquez, Manship. Also, Matt Carson.

#9 mike wants wins

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Nice first round pick.....he was a college reliever, right?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Once he gets healthy & a shot, I think he'll be a legit reliever for CHI.....probably next yr. Clears out the 2 first rounder misses from Billy Smith as well as Capps. Need to get rid of Blackburn & the majority of Bill Smith disasters will be gone

#11 mike wants wins

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

The GM does not make the picks in the baseball draft......especially not for the Twins. I believe the man that made those picks is still in charge of the draft.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Was he out of options next year? I'm a a little surprised by this, too.

#13 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Was he out of options next year? I'm a a little surprised by this, too.


I believe so, this would have been his 6th year and he hasn't really done anything in his time in the minors anwyays.

#14 John Bonnes

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Just realized this thread is also going in the Minor League forum. I'm going to move it over there and then merge it with the other one.

#15 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

The GM does not make the picks in the baseball draft......especially not for the Twins. I believe the man that made those picks is still in charge of the draft.

I understand.....but the stink from Billy Smith's era is still 'on' it. Just looking to rid us of all that was that era.

Carlos only used one option year last season. He has 2 seasons left as a 95mph thrower.....which I guess we have too much of.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

Once he gets healthy & a shot, I think he'll be a legit reliever for CHI.....probably next yr. Clears out the 2 first rounder misses from Billy Smith as well as Capps. Need to get rid of Blackburn & the majority of Bill Smith disasters will be gone


Criticize Bill Smith all you want, TR had a lot of stinker 1st round picks too.

Remember BJ Garbe, Adam Johnson, Matt Moses, Matthew Fox, Jay Rainville, and Hank Sanchez? Me neither.

#17 Mr. Ed

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

Wasted time trying to make him a starter.

History is repeating itself in the minors with Summers/Boer,and am sure they'll waste time with a couple of hard throwers drafted this year,too.

#18 mike wants wins

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

I agree with Mr ed....and they repeated it in the last draft.....

#19 Mr. Ed

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

Use the bullpen of flame throwers to shut down games. Look at what that did for the Red this year, with a group of decent starters.

Advance the College bullpen guys sooner than later.

#20 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

with 7-8 spots open on 40 man.....its still surprising that they essentially waived him. They tried to send him to ROC but didnt think he'd be claimed. Wonder if they thought there was a chance he'd be claimed if they woulda outrighted him when they didnt need to.