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#1 Nick Nelson

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

It seemed apparent when the Twins listed their starters for the next five games (Diamond and Deduno were not among them) but La Velle has it from a source that the Twins will soon announce Kyle Gibson as their fifth starter. Per LEN3, Deduno will open in the bullpen. Scott Diamond's fate is unclear.

The Twins have said all along they want to take the best guy north regardless of the options situations, and this signifies that they meant it.

#2 mike wants wins

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

Good.

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:12 AM

Looking forward to seeing what he can do now that he is further removed from TJ and starting fresh at the beginning of the season.

And Deduno seems like he could be a real weapon out of the pen.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:14 AM

This makes me smile. :)

#5 UCLA_YANKEE_COLA

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

I was prepared to be frustrated by Gibson starting in AAA. This is good news, finally.

#6 Trevor0333

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

Im very happy with this but how in the heck did Pelfrey earn a spot over Deduno.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

I hoped this is what would happen. Gibson can be a nice complementary piece to our rebuilt team and is a clear part of the future. Deduno is a nice story - and could be pretty effective out of the bullpen - but he's just a journeyman.

#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

Im very happy with this but how in the heck did Pelfrey earn a spot over Deduno.



There was no competition for Pelfrey's #4 spot in the rotation. The top four were givens. The competition was for the fifth spot.

It's like, there's no competition for the Twins for the starting first base job.

#9 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

Im very happy with this but how in the heck did Pelfrey earn a spot over Deduno.

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#10 MileHighTwinsFan

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

So, Scott Diamond is . . .

put in the bullpen
waived
asked to slip in the shower and sprain his ankle.

#11 Nick Nelson

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...n-Fifth-Starter

#12 jharaldson

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

Im very happy with this but how in the heck did Pelfrey earn a spot over Deduno.


It's not like Pelfery pulled a Worley this spring, he has nearly a 2/1 K/BB ratio, an ERA around 2.5, and has shown decent stuff. If it was a competition, which it wasn't, it still would have been a tough call.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

So, Scott Diamond is . . .

put in the bullpen (to take the spot from Duensing)
waived
asked to slip in the shower and sprain his ankle.


Please let this be the case. I just don't trust Duensing. The runs charged to Diamond last night belong to Duensing.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:32 AM

So, Scott Diamond is . . .

put in the bullpen
waived
asked to slip in the shower and sprain his ankle.


"Asked", "Pushed" same thing. ;)


I like the move. Gibson deserves to be a starter and I think Deduno can be quite good out of the 'pen.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

"Asked", "Pushed" same thing. ;)


I like the move. Gibson deserves to be a starter and I think Deduno can be quite good out of the 'pen.


Anytime a more talented player with options makes the team over a less talented player out of options, I am glad to see it.

#16 savvyspy

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

Gibson as #5 and Deduno in the pen sounds like the right approach.

Worley and Diamond have had an entire year and spring to get their acts together and have failed to solidify their places. Its time to move on or if they clear waivers stick them in Rochester.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:37 AM

Love this move. I think Deduno will be better in the bullpen. Plus he's right there if we need another starter.

It will be interesting to see if Worley makes in through waivers.

#18 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

Bully for Kyle.

Also, this is a good example of why we shouldn't dwell on statements made by the front office in the first week of March. Or put too much stock in anything in the first week of March, really.

#19 Steve_h

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

It's good news for Gibson. I wonder if this means Diamond will be DFA'd. Is there room in the pen for both Diamond and Deduno?

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

I am glad to see the Twins bringing the best players north. I had a fear that they were going to keep all of these out of options players on the roster while more talented guys wasted away in Rochester. I wonder if this means anything for the final bench spot on the team.