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  1. Read Volume One here Read Volume Two here The phone rang again. No one moved so the visitor took it upon himself to answer. He listened for a moment and then hung up. Who’d they want, said one of the pitchers. None of you, said the visitor. He called to say none of you are fit for the purpose at hand. He has chosen the one called La Tortuga. That mean we’re off the hook? No. Your fate is entwined in his. Should he allow any runs, all of you must answer for the indignity. They watched benumbed as Tortuga indolently and repeatedly lobbed the ball skyward in su
  2. Read Volume One here The last time he had been inside in a bullpen was in Coahuila to hold a vaquero accountable for bedding the hacendado’s wife. Yet somehow this bullpen held more misery. In one corner the pitchers sat on chairs huddled around a few desultory flames and passed around a small roasted animal impaled on a stick, their faces still firelit beneath some kind of soft velvety hood. He walked closer and saw they were all clad in identical robes, like tunics belonging to an ancient heathen sect that stopped believing in their deity after they wearied of their prayers being m
  3. Horse and rider emerged from the yawning chasm beneath the field, as if escaping the jaws of some unfeeling limestone beast. He sat his horse and glassed downcountry. Through a veil of dust coppered by bloodred sunset he could make out the number 411 painted on a fence. Just beyond that number, swaddled in bootblack darkness, lay his warrant. A place whose dominion belonged neither to God nor man but a purgatory of whose provenance none were certain and all feared but him. He would go to the bullpen and exact a confession of all its truths. He scabbarded his rifle and put bootheel to hor
  4. Along those lines, the Twins' bullpen W-L record is 11 games under .500, and the next worst record is only two games below .500 (and it's the White Sox at 6-8!).
  5. Thoughtful rankings! I'm with you that they wouldn't unload ALL those guys -- I would think the guys still under contract for next year will stay, especially Garver, since he's more difficult to replace now that he's starting to hit a little, and Jeffers struggled before being sent down. But all the pending free agents you listed as being traded are really likely to be gone if the Twins are still this bad in July.
  6. Yeah, I don't think moving Donaldson is a) very feasible, considering his salary and injury history, or b) very strategic, given that the Twins (presumably) still want to contend in 2022, and he's still a big part of that. It wouldn't be a good look to unload your most prized free agent signing in team history less than halfway through his contract.
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