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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...Raley-from-Cubs

#2 ScottyB

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:34 PM

Twins today claimed Brooks Raley, a 26 YO lefty from the Cubs. I'm assuming he has to be put on the 40-man. He's done some starting and relieving, but I've never heard of the guy. Anyone have a scouting report?

Did Rob Antony decide to make a move while TR is out?

Edited by ScottyB, 12 February 2014 - 01:36 PM.


#3 Sconnie

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:50 PM

Maybe hoping he can pass through waivers and be AAA filler?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:53 PM

Maybe hoping he can pass through waivers and be AAA filler?


Yeah, it worked so well for the Cubs.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

Yeah, it worked so well for the Cubs.


The Cubs did get him thru every NL team.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

Maybe hoping he can pass through waivers and be AAA filler?


I hope so. I was already hoping the Twins were trying to find a taker for Duensing, Diamond or the new guy Kris Johnson as it is. I thought this team was done stockpilling swingmen but this team certainly seems to have a soft spot for soft-tossing lefties.

Duensing's improved K/9 is making him look pretty darn good in this mess, even with his arb payday.

#7 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:05 PM

Not a fan....but as long as he doesn't keep an actual prospect from being in AAA or the majors, I don't care.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

The Cubs did get him thru every NL team.


This time of the year, don't waivers operate across MLB, in reverse order of 2013 record, and not league-first?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

I like his name. That's all I got right now.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

Did Rob Antony decide to make a move while TR is out?


That is hilarious

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:40 PM

Yeah... this move is a bit of a head scratcher.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

This time of the year, don't waivers operate across MLB, in reverse order of 2013 record, and not league-first?


You are correct sir. So he passed by Houston, Miami and the Chisox.

#13 edavis0308

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

This makes me want to hurl.

#14 DaneDiggy

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

They even look like each other...


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

Strictly a LOOGY. Not at all Diamond like? Do we have another in Rochester?

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#16 jokin

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Not a big vote of confidence for Scott Diamond. Why not just sign Chris Capuano?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

Not a big vote of confidence for Scott Diamond. Why not just sign Chris Capuano?


Because Capuano is a starter and would command a guarantee contract? While Raley is a zero risk guy? Apples and Oranges really.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

I don't really get this signing, but maybe the writing on the wall is Scott Diamond getting traded away (for a PTBNL, of course). I was really hoping that Emilio Bonifacio would get this last spot on the 40 man, but I don't think he's coming because of this move.

#19 DaveW

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

Strictly a LOOGY. Not at all Diamond like? Do we have another in Rochester?

Career MLB stats in very small sample in 38.1 innings
.194/.293/.306/.598 vs LHB
.316/.396/.564/.960 vs RHB


I don't think we have many LOOGY's in the system at this point who are ML ready LOOGY's. However I am not sure he is truly a LOOGY (.663 OPS against LH in 2013 minors, .728 in 2012), with that said, the Twins have a lack of LHP at this point anyways, can't hurt to give another guy a shot, maybe they see something they like?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

To me Raley is simply just another warm body, how many really does the team need in Fort Myers? Signings such as these are surely getting tiresome, aren't they?