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  1. Sconnie's Avatar
    On the flip side Vance Worley has the most value to other teams as a starter, and Deduno and Diamond are more likely to pass through waivers were they DFA'd.

    I'm ok with The Vanimal being the 5th starter because both Correia and Worley can be moved to make room for Prospects as the season goes on.

    I'm happy with Deduno in the pen as I don't see his success last season translating to sustained success as a starter. I think his effectiveness depends on being "wild" which will lead to more unearned runs with the high repetition of starting. Being in the bullpen allows Deduno to provide valuable outs and minimizes exposure.

    What value do you think Diamond has to the Twins or can return via trade? Would he pass through waivers?
  2. Thrylos's Avatar
    Well, I am not sure about that Check my blog today.
  3. TKGuy's Avatar
    The battle is on between Gibson and Deduno, lots of red in the Diamond/Worley category. Gardy said he wanted Deduno, starting or in the pen. I think I'd love him in the pen. I'd send Pressly back to AAA for a while. Then you get to keep Gibson as the 5th starter and jettison Diamond and Worley. The end of Worley certainly came from me after his last start and was just punctuated about the wind complaints.
  4. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    I love the Bill James dashboard.

    Interesting that the two worst performing position players are Bartlett and Kubel.

    Phil Miller has a short article on Kubel tonight (3/9). It would seem Kubel's already made the 25-man cut. No one seems to really have any concern. Apparently none of them have seen Parker's heat charts. (it's still early, I could be wrong, Kubel could mash, etc)

    In the article, Gardenhire says he plans to use Kubel as DH and PH this year. Anyway, for better or worse, it's one less question mark going into the season.
  5. Jim H's Avatar
    I don't think Santana is ready for the majors and I really think Escobar is more utility man than starting big league shortstop. I expect you will have to put up with Florimon getting most of the starts at shortstop this year. Maybe Santana will make enough progress to change that next year.
  6. Thrylos's Avatar
    I think that he will be ahead of at least Pressly who has options and no longer has to be on the MLB roster not to be lost. His chances are very good.
  7. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    Does anybody know the chances that Michael Tonkin breaks camp this year? Seems like he's got a gun for an arm and he isn't afraid to use it!
  8. John Bonnes's Avatar
    That's a very interesting note. I'll look for that.
  9. cj4twins's Avatar
    This information is invaluable for my trip on either March 18 or 21. I looked through Part II from last year, but I don't know how the timing of minor league activities and ML practice changes from an evening start (like on the 18th) compared to a mid-day start (like on the 21st). I'd like to see some of the minor leaguers before going to the ML game.
  10. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    Thanks for doing these again Thrylos, I really like the insight into who seems to have the upper hand in camp battles. Keep up the great work!
  11. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy10
    Vargas at first base in 2015? Hardly a sure thing I would venture. Please advise.
    Vargas at DH in 2015. First base is taken for a while
  12. Since71's Avatar
    Love Escobar! saw him here in Rochester 5 or 6 times last year. Plays with a love of the game and Twins fans will embrace him. He has versatility and I think of Nick Punto with better bat, slightly less glove and no head first slides into first when I watched him.
  13. oldguy10's Avatar
    Vargas at first base in 2015? Hardly a sure thing I would venture. Please advise.
  14. Thrylos's Avatar
    This too:
  15. Thrylos's Avatar
    Just got this. This is how Vargas looked yesterday:



    Hardly Fielder-like
  16. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jokin
    Kennys Vargas. There are reports that he now is a Fielder-like 275 #s, which seems like a potential near-future red flag.

    Beyond a great play at first and the constant reports about his daily efforts at turning the Ft Myers BP batters boxes into his own personal launching pad, does Kennys pass the eye test as a an impact guy by 2015 in the Twins lineup?
    Kennys is about a foot taller than Fielder, which makes the 275 ok. Remember Mo Vaughn? He is lighter even than Mo Vaughn. Ryan Howard/Adam Dunn/Papi type of build. He will be a DH, with Mauer at first, which will be fine.

    He does pass my eye test Did you see how high I have him on my prospects' list?
  17. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jokin
    There has been speculation that Ryan has had a couple back-pocket trading partners for Correia's services for some time.

    ARe you hearing anything along those lines, or are your comments solely based on Gibson's first outing?
    Correia's name was tossed around on the radio here in Philly more than once today...
  18. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mhfesq
    Sano's elbow is barking again. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...more-soreness/ Should I be scared?
    No. Worse comes to worse he has surgery, misses half a season and makes the team in 2015
  19. Mike Frasier Law's Avatar
    Sano's elbow is barking again. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...more-soreness/ Should I be scared?
  20. jokin's Avatar
    There has been speculation that Ryan has had a couple back-pocket trading partners for Correia's services for some time.

    ARe you hearing anything along those lines, or are your comments solely based on Gibson's first outing? It's hard to believe they will cut Correia loose, unless they're pretty certain that Gibson is ready to step up, plus, that the Twins are also reasonably assured that the #5 spot will be ably manned by Deduno, et al, while we all await a Meyer and/or May call-up at some point in the summer.
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