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#21 Top Gun

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35 AM

Alexi is another Hardy.

#22 lingrass

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

Mistaken comparison.....Hardy jacks 20X/yr.....Alexandra Casi-wuss hits it out of infield 20X/yr........Goodbye and good riddance......

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

Alexi is another Hardy.

Hardy hits 20+ jacks/yr.....Alexandra Casi-wuss hits it out of the infield 20X/yr.......think about it.........

#24 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

Not seeing the basis for all of the angst about this. The guy was given every opportunity to cement himself in a starting role here, and he consistently failed to do so.

He had a few good spurts, but they were always followed by longer, awful spurts.

Too many lackadaisical moments from him to convince me that he brought it every night.

This was his year to prove that he was part of the solution and not part of the problem, and I don't think he did it.

#25 Shane Wahl

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

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.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:43 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.

#27 Badsmerf

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

I would take Casilla over all the other futile INF options (besides Carroll). He is a great fielder and has plus speed. That alone is worth it. I'm not extremely upset over the deal, but just think the Twins have decided to move on from him. That happens. Hopefully he can excel with the O's and help them compete again next season.
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#28 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

first off, the move was inevitable....esp after the Escobar trade but.....
Find it funny that we are claiming players (Roenicke) that teams worse than us dont want, BUT one of baseball's best teams this yr finds use in someone that we cannot find time/use for.

#29 Fire Dan Gladden

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Casilla needed to go. He wasn't getting the job done here. His value is easily replaced for cheaper,

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Wish we would've kept him, generally solid on defense and showed flashes of hitting. Think he's better than Florimon.

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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 ;)
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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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#34 70charger

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Alexi is another Hardy.


Ha!

Oh sorry, was that a joke?

#35 ashburyjohn

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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...

#37 Curt

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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?

#38 Chris in Osaka

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

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

#39 johnnydakota

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

oka

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


#40 ThejacKmp

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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?