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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Dustin Morse (from the Twins PR department) just tweeted that Terry Ryan and Scott Baker will have a press conference at Target Field at 4:00 today. Can't be good, right? Let the speculation begin, but as we hear what the situation is, we'll be sure to report it here so you can continue to discuss. ScottBaker.jpg

Edited by Seth Stohs, 11 April 2012 - 02:52 PM.


#2 StormJH1

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Um, no. Can't imagine they would throw a press conference just to announce that Baker's going to rest a little more and then rehab. Then again, did they have press conferences to announce other pitchers needed Tommy John, etc. in the past?!

#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

He did get back from seeing Dr. Altcheck, so could be an update on that.

#4 BigVin

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

Interesting.............I don't recall us ever holding a press conference before like this? Can't be good!

#5 Shaun in Chicago

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Since Baker is going to be there, I don't think this is good news.

#6 Cody Christie

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Contract extension... I'm just kidding. I am guess that it is bad news. It looks like Liam Hendriks will be staying up with the Twins for longer than expected

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Cruising thru different websites, it appears there are a lot of speculation that he'll be needing Tommy John Surgery. The fact that they are holding a press conference would leave me to believe it would be something like this. Something major. :(

#8 twinzgrl

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

What else can possibly go wrong? Does this mean Duensing becomes a starter again?

#9 BigVin

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Hendriks will take his spot, and Swarzak i'd imagine would fill Marquis till he is back with the team.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

Ahh.... (explative deleted).

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


#11 twinsnorth49

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

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#12 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

what I don't want to hear during this press conference... "Rest and Rehab."

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

what I don't want to hear during this press conference... "Rest and Rehab."


I don't know... do you really think they pick up his 9 million dollar option if he's getting tommy john?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

This is a bizarre conference. If he needs Tommy John surgery, why is a presser necessary? What questions would/could Baker need to answer and listen to. Normally, they don't trot guys who have just gotten really bad news about injuries in front of the fans/media, unless there is some need to "explain" something. Don't have a good feeling, obviously.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

what I don't want to hear during this press conference... "Rest and Rehab."



The only other word will be "surgery", sadly if that was the case, we would have heard it already. Be prepared Seth.

#16 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

I don't know... do you really think they pick up his 9 million dollar option if he's getting tommy john?


Nope, they won't.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Great week to start off the season.

#18 Neinstein

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

It has been announced that it will not be a standard press conference.. so.. not good.
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#19 Shaun in Chicago

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Out 6 months...get the feeling his Twins career is over.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Perhaps the press conference will tell us that Baker spent enough time in hospitals that he has discovered a cure for cancer. ....and he'll need TJ surgery.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

Crap. So why wasn't this injury diagnosed last year, when he was hurt?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

Out 6 months...get the feeling his Twins career is over.

Maybe not. Maybe he signs for much less than $9Mil on a one year deal after his option is declined.

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


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

I hope that: a. Terry Ryan fires the Twins' medical staff that misdiagnosed and mistreated Baker's elbow situation last summer (if fixed then, he would be back now) and b. Hendriks really watches what he eats for the rest of the season c. with the insurance $ he will be getting for Baker, he is trying to find at least one pen arm out there
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

Flexor/Pronator Tendon I'm not a pro when it comes to anatomy, but that tendon supports two separate muscles?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

For God's sake... bring back the pine trees and end the madness :)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

On and on and on and on .... Perhaps there was nothing to be done last year (when this same problem was apparently bothering him) -- but at what point do you look at the Twins medical and training staff and say "What are you getting paid for?"

#28 gunnarthor

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

For God's sake... bring back the pine trees and end the madness :)


That made me laugh. +1

#29 twinsnorth49

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

It's not Tommy John but his season is over. Flexor Pronator Tendon, 6 month rehab.........................Damn!!

#30 Captain Kirkus

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

For $9.25M you could get a more consistent non-injury prone pitcher. Thanks for 2009 Scott Baker.