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#1 ScottyB

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:03 PM

Twins placed Scott Diamond on wavers this PM according to Mike Bernadino

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

Here's the link: http://blogs.twincit...ced-on-waivers/

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

Well, this answers some roster questions at least.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:19 PM

"I love playing with this organization, but if they don't see it that way, I want to pitch in the major leagues. I'm a major league pitcher. I'm not a minor-league pitcher. Whether the Twins think I am, that's up to them to decide."


Great statement, great quote. With this attitude Diamond will certainly pitch in the majors again somewhere. Best wishes to him.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:22 PM

"I love playing with this organization, but if they don't see it that way, I want to pitch in the major leagues. I'm a major league pitcher. I'm not a minor-league pitcher. Whether the Twins think I am, that's up to them to decide."


Great statement, great quote. With this attitude Diamond will certainly pitch in the majors again somewhere. Best wishes to him.


Reality begs to differ with Mr Diamond's assesment of his skill set.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:23 PM

Yet again, this is why I reserve judgment about roster decisions until late March. The Twins are doing what they should to clear roster space for guys with a future in the organization.

Another mediocre arm goes out the door. Progress.

With that said, best of luck to Diamond. I have nothing against him except his performance ceiling.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

He was all smiles a couple hours ago. Wonder if he knew then, but hey, he'll get claimed and pitch somewhere.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

I'm thrilled.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

Well props to the Twins for doing the right thing. Still think its insane keeping duensing when Diamond would have been just as good for a fraction of the price. I have a feeling Burton's going to be awful, so hopefully Tonkin will be taking his place soon.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

i'm not convinced Diamond will be claimed. If he can't make the Twins starting rotation, where else is there?

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:03 PM

Man, I wanted Diamond to be good. I loved watching him pitch in 2012 and hoping he could continue his success. I really want him to play well, but he just doesn't have the arm for it.

Oh well. With his age and price tag, I'm sure some team will claim him.

This is also very good news for Caleb Thielbar. Looks like the pitching staff is locked in and ready to go now.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

Once again, I believe this is the right thing to do. With Deduno and Swarzak in the pen, Diamond would have just been dead weight. Gibson earned the 5th spot, which is great because in the recent past we have taken who was less worse than the other pitchers.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:23 PM

Best of luck to Scott, whether in AAA or MLB. Maybe the Braves will want him back, since his elbow hasn't fallen off this spring.

The pitching staff actually looks competitive. Now some people have to step up at the plate.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:24 PM

So with Diamond being waived....what are the chances that tonkin comes north and Deduno starts and Gibson goes to AAA? I would prefer Tonkin go to AAA and Gibson start howerve

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

So with Diamond being waived....what are the chances that tonkin comes north and Deduno starts and Gibson goes to AAA? I would prefer Tonkin go to AAA and Gibson start howerve

Tonkin was optioned down to AAA on 3/24.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

Well props to the Twins for doing the right thing. Still think its insane keeping duensing when Diamond would have been just as good for a fraction of the price. I have a feeling Burton's going to be awful, so hopefully Tonkin will be taking his place soon.


Duensing's a sunk cost. Diamond's salary is only guaranteed if he makes the team. Duensing has pitched in relief for several years. Diamond, not so much. Duensing is tough on lefties, again, Diamond, not so much.
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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

Duensing's a sunk cost. Diamond's salary is only guaranteed if he makes the team. Duensing has pitched in relief for several years. Diamond, not so much. Duensing is tough on lefties, again, Diamond, not so much.

I agree with you here, except I don't think they should care about the salary and sunk costs. There is some sunk cost with Diamond too (obvious not as much, but you still have to pay him if he's in AAA).

The key things is, Diamond is not a relief pitcher (at least not yet). Duensing can still be a fairly valuable LOOGY. It's hard to say that about Diamond.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:02 PM

Progress is a good thing, nice move.

#19 mike wants wins

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:06 PM

Their top 2 pitchers from last year (what they thought were, anyway), cut, 1 year later......

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 26 March 2014 - 03:15 PM

Let the Kyle Gibson era begin!