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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

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Darren Wolfson says that the Twins may have some interest in free agent lefty Joe Saunders, at a minimal level.

Makes zero sense to me, except maybe as depth. I'd MUCH rather go with Scott Diamond (or Worley or Deduno or Gibson or Meyer or May or Raley or Johnson or Gilmartin or Darnell or Dean or...)

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

Yeah; I'd rather they look for a bat at this point.
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

JFC. I swear they do this just to piss me off. I'd rather have Sano winging it up there with a torn UCL than Saunders.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:27 AM

Can Saunders play third all of a sudden or am I missing something?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

Can Saunders play third all of a sudden or am I missing something?


No, but he can provide an incredible amount of VP.

#6 TheLeviathan

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

No, but he can provide an incredible amount of VP.


Oh...whew! Could always use more of that!

Er....right?

#7 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

To take a page from Parker's book...

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

Miind. Boggling.
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#9 jokin

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

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Darren Wolfson says that the Twins may have some interest in free agent lefty Joe Saunders, at a minimal level.

Makes zero sense to me, except maybe as depth. I'd MUCH rather go with Scott Diamond (or Worley or Deduno or Gibson or Meyer or May or Raley or Johnson or Gilmartin or Darnell or Dean or...)


C'mon. This absolutely begs credulity- and not exactly a vote of confidence that any of Diamond/Johnson/Gilmartin/Raley can step up into the role. I'm glad they've listened to the fans concern about the need for a LHSP.:P

It must be some kind of loyalty test for Dougie, or maybe just to see what level of dupe he's willing to descend.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

The more competition the better. on a cheap deal he could unseat Pelfry or Correia should they not be any good or if they can get something for Correia. If Dedunno starts the year on the DL then you have the 5th starter either Worely or Diamond and Saunders is just another option if he signs with a low base and incentives to maybe 2 million or so. I think Meyer starts in the minors regardless due to service time and this could keep him down till the trade deadline or even next year which isn't so bad now that we are loosing Sano for the year. We want to bring up the new core quickly and I get that but I also want them to be together for as long as possible once they are up.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:57 PM

...Why?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

The key word here is minimally.

#13 jokin

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

The more competition the better. on a cheap deal he could unseat Pelfry or Correia should they not be any good or if they can get something for Correia. If Dedunno starts the year on the DL then you have the 5th starter either Worely or Diamond and Saunders is just another option if he signs with a low base and incentives to maybe 2 million or so. I think Meyer starts in the minors regardless due to service time and this could keep him down till the trade deadline or even next year which isn't so bad now that we are loosing Sano for the year. We want to bring up the new core quickly and I get that but I also want them to be together for as long as possible once they are up.


If the Twins are seriously thinking about wading in these waters, why didn't they just go after a more legitimate LHSP in Capuano, for a few dollars more?

#14 TheLeviathan

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

The key word here is minimally.


Which is significantly too much.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

I think that the only FA LHP the Twins should be minimally interested in is Johan Santana...
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Which is significantly too much.


I'd certainly rather see the efforts directed towards Johan, but I suppose the scouts can probably sweat and chew gum concurrently.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

If anything they should be fielding offers for Corriea not looking to add a left-handed Corriea. Huge pass.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

I think that the only FA LHP the Twins should be minimally interested in is Johan Santana...


Yep. Take the flyer on a guy who won't be available for half a season. The rotation already has enough people fighting for space out of ST.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

I'd certainly rather see the efforts directed towards Johan, but I suppose the scouts can probably sweat and chew gum concurrently.


He's redundant. If the report is true it's mind-boggling that they would look at this roster and say "You know what we need....another 4th starter!"

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

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#21 jokin

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

Dont we already have to many 5th starters with ERAs over 5.00 from last year?


Can't have too much starting pitching....

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

I think the plan is to round up all the 5th starters they can find, and then play musical chairs. The 5 5th starters left standing at the end get rotation spots. Only reasonable explanation I can think of.

Edit: wait, i got that all backwards. The 5 sitting at the end get rotation spots? Though, I guess it doesn't really even matter.

Edited by S., 01 March 2014 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:43 PM

Minor league deal ONLY. Besides, what would Gardy call him - Saundersy?