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#21 mnfanforlife

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Santana was widely known as the best pitcher "in the game" during his successful years in Minnesota. None of these other guys were ever considered the Ace of Aces in the major leagues. There is no way a list of Twins' all-time-greatest-pitchers doesn't start with Santana rated #1 overall.

Edited by mnfanforlife, 09 November 2012 - 08:38 AM.


#22 ping3woodguy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

1.) Johan Santana, 2.) Camilo Pascual, 3.) Bert Blyleven, 4.) Here kitty kitty, Jim Kaat, 5.) Joe Nathan, 6.) Jim Perry, 7.) Frank Viola, 8.) Jack Morris, 9.) Brad Radke, 10.) Jack Morris 11.) The all to short runs of dominance of Scott Erickson (first half of 1991, Francisco Liriano 3 months of 2006.

#23 Jim H

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

1) Kaat, 2) Santana, 3) Blyleven, 4) Perry, 5) Radke), 6) Goltz, 7) Pascual-probably should be higher especially if you include Washington years, 8) Viola, 9) Nathan, 10) Worthington, Chance, Tapani, Aguilera

#24 Physics Guy

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

1) Santanta 2) Blyleven 3) Kaat 4) Perry 5) Viola 6) Pascual 7) Radke 8) Goltz 9) Nathan 10) Aguilera

#25 Steve J

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

[quote name='mnfanforlife'][quote name='Steve J'][quote name='Curt'][quote name='Winston Smith']Walter Johnson!

Talk about a year, 1913: 36-7, 1.14 era with 29 complete games. 346 innings, a .78 whip and a 259 era+.[/QUOTE]
I see what you did there. Step to the front of the line, please.[/QUOTE]

Yeah. I don't buy into the malarky of disowning history just because it wasn't local as seems to be the rage of conventional wisdom. The Twins/Senators are a historic franchise, not some lousy invention of the 60s[/QUOTE]


Right, they are the same franchise. But the list specifically says "Twins Top Pitchers of All-Time." ................[/QUOTE]

Yes, I know, but I'm not going to enable that sort of selective use of history...

#26 beckmt

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

Santana only had 4 or 5 good to great years with the Twins, this does not a career make. I would rank Blyleven 1 and Kaat 2. Santana comes in at 3. 4 Viola 5. Jim Perry 6. Nathan 7. Aggie 8. Pascual (only because most of his career was with the Senators). 9. Mudcat Grant 10. Morris - I agree it was this important