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#1 Nick Nelson

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

From La Velle on Twitter:

Scott Diamond has begun his throwing program but its really iffy if he will be ready for Opening Day


I have a sinking feeling that Kevin Correia is going to be the Twins' Opening Day starter.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

I have a really sinking feeling in general.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

From La Velle on Twitter:



I have a sinking feeling that Kevin Correia is going to be the Twins' Opening Day starter.


Not Worley?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

Cheer up, at least the title of this post starts with Neal Diamond.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Cheer up, at least the title of this post starts with Neal Diamond.


Can he pitch?

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Can he pitch?


O yaaa. I seen him down on the farm last year. He'sa go getter ya know.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

I am not really that concerned that the Twins' number 4 or number 5 starter (if it all goes well in ST and these guys heal properly) will not be ready by opening day ;)

In my book, Diamond is behind Harden, Gibson, Pelfrey, Worley as far as capability goes, thus the #4 or #5 designation... Just a matter of having those 4 guys healthy...
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

I am not really that concerned that the Twins' number 4 or number 5 starter (if it all goes well in ST and these guys heal properly) will not be ready by opening day ;)

In my book, Diamond is behind Harden, Gibson, Pelfrey, Worley as far as capability goes, thus the #4 or #5 designation... Just a matter of having those 4 guys healthy...


I agree but that's an awful lot of mattering.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

I agree but that's an awful lot of mattering.


Agreed. And all of those guys have ?s. Potentially none of them will be ready be opening day and we will see a DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez, Walters, Hendriks rotation to start the season... sounds familiar?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Agreed. And all of those guys have ?s. Potentially none of them will be ready be opening day and we will see a DeVries, Deduno, Vasquez, Walters, Hendriks rotation to start the season... sounds familiar?


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Snooze you loose... I really wanted to be the guy who brought up Neil Diamond... I can't step away from this site for a second.

Edited by Riverbrian, 08 February 2013 - 10:12 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

Can he pitch?


only if he turns on his heart light

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

Can he pitch?


Typically on Pitch... He struggles with the High C.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

Typically on Pitch... He struggles with the High C.



If you have testicles you shouldn't be able to hit C5, pitcher or catcher?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

If you have testicles you shouldn't be able to hit C5, pitcher or catcher?


I hate to break this to you... But... Anyone who sings the song "You Don't bring me Flowers"... It's pretty clear... Does not have Testicles...

The lower range of his vocals only give the illusion of testicles.

Check under his pants... They ain't there.

BTW... I checked under Barbara Streisand's pants... She didn't have any either. I rest my case!

Edited by Riverbrian, 08 February 2013 - 11:03 PM.


#16 gil4

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

Cheer up, at least the title of this post starts with Neal Diamond.


On days he's not pitching maybe he can sing Sweet Caroline at the stadium

#17 twinsnorth49

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

Check under his pants... They ain't there.

BTW... I checked under Barbara Streisand's pants... She didn't have any either. I rest my case!


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

I'll take your word for it...................I'm good. Posted Image


LOL... The Neil bit was obvious and all but... But shouldn't we really be discussing Scott Diamonds Testicles?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:23 PM

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#20 PseudoSABR

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

At least the rotation has room for all those prospects.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

The season can't start soon enough.....

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

Its already starting to sound like last year and we haven't even started spring training. We already got 4 pitchers coming off surgery and are various stages of recovery. Corneia like Marquis trying to transition to AL and even worse is he's signed for two years. One pitcher already that could go on DL from injurty. All we need now is start to have few position players injuries and we could see the Twins fighting Houston for the worst record in baseball. I I hate to say it but 100+ loss season looks like its coming.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:25 AM

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The guy is overrated anyways

#24 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

Why are the Twins so awful at timing these things? Honest question....why aren't these surgeries or medical treatments happening in October rather than December? It reminds me a lot of Mauer's thing from two years ago.

#25 jorgenswest

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Over/Under on Scott Diamond wins this year? I would put it around 8.5

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

At least the rotation has room for all those prospects.


If the team had pitching prospects, the Twins would be looking pretty damned good this season.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Well, that is a bummer.

#28 jokin

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Well, that is a bummer.


Marcum, Lannan, Bedard, Francis, and now Saunders (who I admittedly didn't like, but....).... all cheap one-year deals that the club passed on.

And adding further insult to self-inflicted injury,

Todd Redmond would have been an awfully cheap insurance policy (could have gotten him cheaper than a Businessman's Group Lunch Special) and would have likely quickly moved towards the head of the class on the Twins alleged depth chart of AAAAs.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Marcum, Lannan, Bedard, Francis, and now Saunders (who I admittedly didn't like, but....).... all cheap one-year deals that the club passed on.

And adding further insult to self-inflicted injury,

Todd Redmond would have been an awfully cheap insurance policy (could have gotten him cheaper than a Businessman's Group Lunch Special) and would have likely quickly moved towards the head of the class on the Twins alleged depth chart of AAAAs.


Yeah, but signing them for this year would have hurt our chances in 2015, remember?