• Gibson Gets the Call

    The news came from Twins PR Director Dustin Morse following Sunday's win in Cleveland. Kyle Gibson will be promoted to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday and will make his major league debut on Saturday at Target Field. Sunday's winning pitcher, Pedro Hernandez, was sent back to Triple-A.

    Gibson has been a big conversation piece for Twins fans throughout the season. There has been his recovery from Tommy John surgery. There is talk of an innings limit. There has been talk of Consistency. All the rumor and speculation can end now with Gibson getting the call.



    In Rochester, he has made 15 starts. He is 7-5 with a 3.01 ERA. In 92.2 innings, he has given up 78 hits, walked 29 and struck out 79. He was very inconsistent through the season's first ten starts, alternating good and bad starts. Since then, aside from one clunker, he has been terrific.

    The Kyle Gibson Era is about to start, and Twins fans should be excited.
    This article was originally published in blog: Gibson Gets the Call started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 167 Comments
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      Everyone wants this move BUT they could've waited on this & used a position player for 4 days....esp in MIA for 2.
      As much as I hate Drew Butera, they could've used him for 4 days in case Doumit's ankle is stiff or so they can use the other C as a PH
      Classic Twins front office
    1. jorgenswest's Avatar
      jorgenswest -
      Excited to see Gibson, but he isn't going to play until Saturday? Why not call up an extra hitter or catcher for 4 games and bring up Gibson on Saturday?

      I know Ramirez left the rehab game with a recurrence of headaches so he isn't an option, but there are some other guys on the 40.
    1. NoCryingInBaseball's Avatar
      NoCryingInBaseball -
      Finally! I was confused about the Hernandez call-up, but I am pleased that Gibson will be brought up to the big leagues and I can now watch his development instead of reading the reports the morning after.
    1. raindog's Avatar
      raindog -
      My fellow Twins Fans, our long national nightmare is over.
    1. cmathewson's Avatar
      cmathewson -
      I assume they determined that Doumit is not seriously hurt before they made this move.
    1. mnwildfan78's Avatar
      mnwildfan78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      Everyone wants this move BUT they could've waited on this & used a position player for 4 days....esp in MIA for 2.
      As much as I hate Drew Butera, they could've used him for 4 days in case Doumit's ankle is stiff or so they can use the other C as a PH
      Classic Twins front office
      They probably want him up all week so Rick Anderson can see his bullpen session and let him get acclimated. He got called up!! Can we just be happy?
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
      I assume they determined that Doumit is not seriously hurt before they made this move.
      I'll venture a guess that if Doumit looks sufficiently hurt come Monday that the telephones will still work.
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      'Bout time.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      /NM
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Are you sure? The Twins (you) aren't just joking around? I wont believe it until I actually see his debut. Even if he is in the dugout. Are we sure its him and not a projection like 2-Pac at that one concert?
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
      I assume they determined that Doumit is not seriously hurt before they made this move.
      Gardy said as much in the postgame. "Just a tweek" that should work itself out with the day off.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by mnwildfan78 View Post
      They probably want him up all week so Rick Anderson can see his bullpen session and let him get acclimated. He got called up!! Can we just be happy?
      No kidding. It's not unreasonable to call him up a few days early and let him adjust to the big leagues before pitching.

      The complaining around here is starting to become tiresome. Gibson doesn't get called up, the front office is cheap and incompetent. Gibson gets called up, the front office is incompetent because they didn't take advantage of putting Drew-freakin-Butera on the roster for one series.

      I mean, really. C'mon, people. Listen to yourselves.
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      So it looks like he gets matched up against Shields on Saturday. Should be fun.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      No kidding. It's not unreasonable to call him up a few days early and let him adjust to the big leagues before pitching.

      The complaining around here is starting to become tiresome. Gibson doesn't get called up, the front office is cheap and incompetent. Gibson gets called up, the front office is incompetent because they didn't take advantage of putting Drew-freakin-Butera on the roster for one series.

      I mean, really. C'mon, people. Listen to yourselves.
      You talk of "the people" like they are all one and the same. Not necessarily so.

      And until they can factually refute it, the first part of your "tiresome" comparative rant fits perfectly how the Twins have handled Gibson by needlessly delaying his call-up. FYI, the Twins SP still ranks as last in all of baseball in ERA of 5.25- to not have given a Gibson call-up sooner, given the level of ongoing Rotation Ineptitude and guys throwing start after start with little future promise is going to forever be a head scratcher.
    1. birdwatcher's Avatar
      birdwatcher -
      Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
      So it looks like he gets matched up against Shields on Saturday. Should be fun.
      Exactly.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      This is just sad. It honestly makes me not even want to come to a site that I write at. I'm amazed by people's (some people's) lack of civility and basic respect. We built this place not for people to whine about and complain about everything, over and over again. This should be civil discussion. Now the move that everyone has been waiting for has happened and right away, more whining. It's pathetic. I don't even know what to say anymore. We shouldn't have to continually post things about how to comment. It's not that hard!

      And, that's me whining about the whining and the negative spin on everything. Thanks for listening!

      And, congratulations to Kyle Gibson, one of the best people I have had the opportunity to meet and talk to. He knows pitching. He's smart. He's got stuff. I hope things go well for him!
    1. TheLeviathan's Avatar
      TheLeviathan -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
      I assume they determined that Doumit is not seriously hurt before they made this move.
      My guess is after weeks of jerking around his call-up, they are making it up to Gibson in one very nice way:

      South Beach. Hope he celebrates the hell out of it and it's the last time we have to worry about him not being on the big league roster.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      And, congratulations to Kyle Gibson, one of the best people I have had the opportunity to meet and talk to. He knows pitching. He's smart. He's got stuff. I hope things go well for him!
      Are you suuuure? Is this going to be the real Kyle Gibson?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
      You talk of "the people" like they are one and the same. Not necessarily so.

      And until they can factually refute it, the first part of your "tiresome" comparative rant fits perfectly how the Twins have handled Gibson by needlessly delaying his call-up. FYI, the Twins SP still ranks as last in all of baseball in ERA of 5.25- to not have given a Gibson call-up sooner, given the level of ongoing Rotation Ineptitude and guys throwing start after start with little future promise is going to forever be a head scratcher.
      I thought Gibson should have been up a few weeks ago. But that's just my opinion. Showing a bit of prudence does not equal incompetence.

      Back on point, Gibson starts on Saturday. This is what we all wanted and complaining that the team didn't play musical chairs with one of the worst hitters in baseball history is facepalm-worthy.
    1. benchwarmerjim's Avatar
      benchwarmerjim -
      so, for those of us who know the name and heard the hype but thats about it, what does Gibson throw? What is a realistic expectation going forward?
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