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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:30 AM
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Edited by PseudoSABR, 18 August 2013 - 12:49 PM.
Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:47 PM
Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:10 PM
Talked to Gibson, and he was talking about how he needed to do some of the things that Albers has done. If Gibson does it, he can be terrific because he has stuff... but sometimes, there are exceptions. Most likely, Albers won't pitch after this year. Just enjoy the story and hope...
Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:56 PM
Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:28 AM
Yeah, we get it. The Twins kinda suck this year and have the past couple years. They might lose 90 games again. They need better starting pitching. It sounds like a broken record. No one in their right mind would actually claim that Albers is an ace. How about we enjoy some of the positive things that Twins players do this year?
See Brian Dozier thread.
Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:55 AM
Alex Meyer and Kohl Stewart have been targeted for high upside. To a lesser extent, JO Berrios, Trevor May, Mason Melotakis. Albers doesn't make the list of pitchers who the Twins hope will rise to ace status. I don't think the Twins will stop looking because of Albers' 2 good starts.
In a season like this, a good storyline is a bright spot. Finding a potential building block (even if it is a low-ceiling guy) is good thing where there haven't been enough good things.
Your article may be overreacting to a nonexistent opinion.