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beckmt last won the day on October 26 2020

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  1. I think you could get an inning each out of the pitchers who worked last night. Megill might have to be the bridge from Ryan to the end of game bullpen. Duffey should not be used unless we are trailing big early
  2. Don't think this will motivate him. Either his arm is hurting or he has lost his stuff. Either put him on the IL or DFA him. He does not need a spot here.
  3. I don't think Duffey has earned a spot, unless maybe a DFA. I would rather bring up some of the young kids they are not letting throw more than 3 innings and have them use their bullets here.
  4. If you have Thielbar warming up, you might as well use him. Unless you have decided the game is lost and you don't care. Solution is to bring up the fireballers and cut bait with the ineffiective relievers (i.e Duffey). Minaya seems better the Duffey right now and also have Moran up, There are ways to handle this, you just can't have feelings.
  5. To me the way Rocco is using his bullpen is scary, it works well now, but will it work well when the overused pen starts to flame out later in the year. Unless management plan is 1. Alacla will be back 2. the rookies starters in Wichita will be in the pen later in the year. Both require faith. This team could still fall apart quickly later in the year. Good thing is the hitting is not at where it probably wind up. But the only effect the manager will have is on bullpen usage. And that scares me.
  6. my opinion is that he gets 1 or 2 more starts, Ober you can send on a rehab assignment, so there will be some time. Gray will return to the rotation. When Ober is ready, if things do not improve Bundy will be toast. We cannot afford to waste time with marginal starters. Winder has certainly earned a position in the rotation.
  7. I don't think sending Jax or Sands back down when Gray returns is going to be an issue. Garlick could also be headed for the DL and take care of one promotion. Who starts is more of a question when Ober returns than who stays. I believe the board is correct on kirloff, he will have to hit his way out of St. Paul and the Twins could still option him there for a while. Laurach looks much better this time through and maybe has figured things out enough to stay.
  8. Probably the best chance of help comes from St. Paul or Wichita. Teams are not trading viable pitchers this early. And yes there are a couple of guys that I would not have on this staff.
  9. Unless Vallimont turns it around soon, doubt he will be on the 40 man past mid year. Glad to see the pitching hold up, we will soon need bullpen reinforcements here
  10. duffey can maybe still be effective in a lessor role. I feel that Thielbar and Stashek will not be part of the next good Twins team and we should be working on there replacements now.
  11. That is why you bring up Moran. You can't afford a total question mark for a reliever. Thielbar is unusable except against a lefty for the 3rd out of an inning. That is a very poor use of resources.
  12. I also would DFA Thielbar and Stashek. Bring up Moran and Cano. If you can't trust the pen, a lot of it is replaceable. Especially the bottom end.
  13. Pitch selection was bad. Rodriquez had fanned on breaking pitches, why even throw him a fastball in the zone (unless Duffey missed, I don't know). All the hits came off fastballs, probably not located well. Find another pitcher and use Duffey in much earlier spots. Duran or Alcala would be my preference, Pagan would have been fine. But the pitch selection and pitcher usage was curious.
  14. This is why we need to fire Rocco now. In the case use a closer who has closed before, you only have 2.
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