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#1 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

It seems like there's a lot of assumptions that the Twins will carry a 13 man pitching staff. I have to admit that I don't see the reasoning in it, but it seems to be a conclusion by many that they will carry one. I think with the improvements of our starting pitching that the pen is going to be a bit more reasonable size of 11 or 12.

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#2 stringer bell

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:15 PM

Twelve now seems to be the minimum. With a healthy starting staff full of innings eaters, I don't think there will be a need to go beyond that number.

#3 Marta Shearing

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

More than 12 would be disappointing. Get these starters good and stretched out by April 1st and leave them in to battle for extra outs in the late innings. Making starters grind it out late builds their endurance, and their confidence, even if the results aren't always favorable. And of course, it saves the bullpen and allows you an extra bat on the bench.

#4 Danchat

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

Yeah, even though we may have something close to a decent rotation... I suspect we will revert to a 13-man pitching staff. That's just how we roll.