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  1. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DK
    Good Post. Diamond's performance was also encouraging. Who would have guessed that the Twins pitching has been pretty good early in the year. Burton and Perkins have been outstanding as well.
    Thanks! Yes, Diamond was great this weekend. Burton and Perkins are fantastic, and they really solidify the back of the bullpen. It's nice to have reliable guys like them in those roles.
  2. DK's Avatar
    Good Post. Diamond's performance was also encouraging. Who would have guessed that the Twins pitching has been pretty good early in the year. Burton and Perkins have been outstanding as well.
  3. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Thanks! My collection starts around 1988 and ends around 1994. Seems like 7 years might be about the length of an average collection.
  4. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    That was fun!! I have about 50,000 cards, most between 1986 and 1992.
  5. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Swanson
    I already have some thoughts simmering...
    And the world trembles......
  6. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Kwang the Ninja later became Savio Vega.
  7. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn
  8. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    I'm certainly long-winded, but I can't write about everyone! Colabello has been very impressive so far. He doesn't have Arcia's track record, but has been great wherever he has played. I hope he makes it to Minnesota, it would be a great story.
  9. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    Nothing about Colabello in AAA? He's hitting just as well, if not better, than Arcia is right now. If the Twins didn't have Parmelee and they traded Morneau, they could do worse than Colabello.
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  11. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    God save the Queen! TwinVike, I absolutely will address this question in my next mailbag. I already have some thoughts simmering...
  12. TwinVike61's Avatar
    Hey Brad, thanks for starting a mail bag. I always kinda assumed all mailbox questions were made up (or at least compiled paraphrases). Here's a question for your next one: Torii Hunter made some statements welcoming Aaron Hicks to the line of great Twins centerfielders and said he'd hit for power not just be a slap hitter. So who was Torii dissing most?
  13. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Thank you for this community service, Brad.
    And God help you. God help us all.
  14. Willihammer's Avatar
    I give Korea credit for throwing strikes. Limiting walks can get you a long way, esp. if your stuff is lackluster. There were some hard hit balls mixed in that found gloves too, Peralta creamed one right at Florimon. Avila blasted one on a line about 400 feet to center that Hicks caught. But he is paid to make use of the defense and he certainly did that I guess.

    I noticed Parmelee struggling with the inside comebacker against RHPs in spring training and he struck out on one again yesterday. That is a pitch a righthander should fear throwing to a lefthanded power guy, but guys are throwing him there with impunity.

    Sanchez looked good. Its easy to forget that he's got 95 mph gas in his back pocket, he doesn't always use it, except in critical situations. Pulled one out against Mauer, eventually putting him away with something off-speed.

    We didn't need him though.

    Tigers defense was not as sharp as the Twins all day. right up to Escobar's game winner which was Jackson's ball all the way.

    Slowey looked like Slowey. 88 mph meatballs, but somehow managed to limit the damage to 1 run over 5. Just another indication of how down the league is right now in scoring.

    Denard Span looks a little fat.
  15. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Yeah, if the Twins wanted a patient at bat, they could have used Carroll. I think Gardy wanted a big fly.

    Good point, he probably didn't want to strike out at all!
  16. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    > You had to figure he wanted no part of striking out four times in his debut.

    He probably wanted no part of striking out three times, either, but Mr. Verlander had different ideas.
  17. zenser's Avatar
    I was listening to the game and when Wilken Ramirez came up and swung at the first pitch both Gladden and Provus said that was OK. In a roundabout way, they said that he was called on to hit and they didn't mind the aggressive approach. I don't mind it either. He was able to work the count after falling down 0-2.
  18. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgoat_MN
    These types of records are more fun than they should be. Thank you.

    (Oh, and you have amazing byline skills.)
    This is one of the greatest compliments I can receive. I'm glad you enjoyed!
  19. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Oh man, I would have guessed Mastro. That's a crazy percentage, I knew I liked Casilla for a reason.
  20. stringer bell's Avatar
    Here's my record breaker: stolen base percentage record holder is none other than Alexi Casilla, 21 for 22 last year with his only CS either being a pickoff or an overslide, I can't remember which.
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