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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

The Twins have announced the LHP Tyler Robertson has been claimed by the Washington Nationals.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

I wonder how many teeth-gnashing posts will result from this?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

I wonder how many teeth-gnashing posts will result from this?


IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!


As we know it.

And I feel fine.


Over-under = 32. Mine doesn't count.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!


As we know it.

And I feel fine.


Over-under = 32. Mine doesn't count.

I'm going with over. It's obvious that when the Twins DFA a guy and he gets claimed, he was the best player ever. On the other hand, if the Twins claim a guy, he's clearly just some other team's reject.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


#5 DaveW

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

How could we get rid of a guy who has a 18 k/9 this year??!?!?!?!??!?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

Tyler Robertson's dad works in the Nationals front office (and is also a former scout for the Twins):

Tyler Robertson, son of Nationals special assistant, acquired off waivers from Twins

http://www.baseball-...n/Jay_Robertson

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

Do you think the Nationals will bring him up for their series this weekend?

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

Do you think the Nationals will bring him up for their series this weekend?


For the Twins sake I hope so.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:30 PM

Good luck, Tyler. I think he'll crack the roster eventually. I find it fine we shipped him off because we have a good enough bullpen. (for now.)

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!


As we know it.

And I feel fine.


Over-under = 32. Mine doesn't count.


Well "teeth-gnashing" may be hard to define but I'll go under. Robertson didn't excite people with raw talent like Benson did. There was still a lingering memory of Benson being a top 3 organizational prospect. No such distinction for Robertson though I do have to say I was pretty happy for the guy when he finally got promoted last year after seven years struggling in the minors.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!


As we know it.

And I feel fine.


Over-under = 32. Mine doesn't count.


You win this thread with the R.E.M. reference.

#12 Riverbrian

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

You win this thread with the R.E.M. reference.


Here's the deal...

Tyler Robertson isn't "The one I Love" but I don't want to be in "Ignoreland" either. We tend to "Bang and Blame" players like Tyler because their failures come at key times and the baseball sky can "Fall on Me" when it happens... Tyler Robertson has the potential to "Drive" teams forward at key times as long as you don't expect them to be "Superman".

As for Tonight... a little "South Central Rain" has left me with no Twins to watch so all I can do is post with thoughts of Tyler Robertson and Dan Rather... Sitting here "Losing my Religion" with a can of "Orange Crush" wondering "What's the Frequency Kenneth".

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#13 jimbo92107

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

Hey Tyler, you got a job, man!

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:19 PM

If he could harness his stuff, he could be a LOOGY for a long time. So far he has just driven GM's and managers to distraction.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

Well "teeth-gnashing" may be hard to define but I'll go under. Robertson didn't excite people with raw talent like Benson did. There was still a lingering memory of Benson being a top 3 organizational prospect. No such distinction for Robertson though I do have to say I was pretty happy for the guy when he finally got promoted last year after seven years struggling in the minors.


Seth made him number 1 a few years back...

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:22 PM

I wonder how many teeth-gnashing posts will result from this?


I'm actually very happy he's completely out of our hands. I was hoping he would get claimed, so we never have to worry about him being back. :)

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:37 PM

Seth made him number 1 a few years back...


Indication of how weak the system was at the time?

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

Good luck after the Twins series, Tyler.

And Don't Go Back to Rockville.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:07 PM

Good luck after the Twins series, Tyler.

And Don't Go Back to Rockville.


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