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#31 Thrylos

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

The Orioles: Hardy, Casilla, Ford, Thome, Tolleson, Pearce, and Ayala. More? Clearly they like Twins players, so maybe they should be a target for the trade Span crowd.


Don't forget the DFA Butera crowd ;)
(and can anyone believe that the Twins have 4 Cs on the 40-man, including Drew?)
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

I hope all of us remember this thread in 20 something years when Casilla is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Shame on the Minnesota Twins!:P

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

Casilla is ... replaceable. Think Rivas, even Guzman. No upside. He had his chances.

Former Twins with the O's ... well, Thome was a no-brainer, but went a couple of places in-between. Ayala is a headcase. Pearce was a draftee who didn't sign and a spring training invite who didn't get the cut. Ford got lucky. Etc. Etc.

I liked Alexi, but it is time to move on. Wish we were replacing him with, say, Hardy though.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Alexi is another Hardy.


Ha!

Oh sorry, was that a joke?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

Good-field/no-hit infielders and good-field/no-power outfielders should rarely cost more than a waiver-wire pickup,, or a sketchy minor-league prospect in trade if he's really solid, and should not be paid more than $1M or so unless you're a deep-pockets team.

I wish Casilla nothing but good luck in the rest of his career but his time with the Twins was clearly up.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

The Orioles: Hardy, Casilla, Ford, Thome, Tolleson, Pearce, and Ayala. More? Clearly they like Twins players, so maybe they should be a target for the trade Span crowd.


Adam Jones and Denard Span are also best friends. It's looking pretty good...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

The only reason for Baltimore to do this is they intend to offer him arbitration, right?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

The Twins waited about five years too long. He has no appreciable skills.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

oka

Edited by johnnydakota, 05 November 2012 - 03:32 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

By the end of today, I would like to see Baker and Haren in pinstripes. Is that too much to ask? (Rumors the Twins were in it heavily on Ervin Santana, so Haren would be comparable.)


You realize that when you say "in pinstripes" everyone thinks you're referring to the Yankees right?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

Why are people upset with this? I thought the general consensus is he wasn't worth the money that we would have owed him in arbitration.


There are some that will be upset no matter what the Twins do. I think we all say Alexi's potential. Unfortunately, he never reached it.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Why are people upset with this? I thought the general consensus is he wasn't worth the money that we would have owed him in arbitration.


There are some that will be upset no matter what the Twins do. I think we all say Alexi's potential. Unfortunately, he never reached it.


Never reached it? I think there's a pretty good chance he DID reach his potential.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

He always busted his tail off and never complained about playing time or anything.


Probably why we gave him as many chances as we did. Good luck to him.