12-07-2012, 09:43 AM #41
On Blackburn... I'm ok with Terry Ryan not closing the door on him. I'm sure expectations are in check for Terry Ryan.
Marquis was bad last year as well... Not so Bad with the Padres... Players have bad years and bounce back. It has happened before.
I'm not saying that I expect it to happen nor would I count on it. I'm just saying it's happened before and often enough to know it's out there.
As for Blackburn being brought up during the interveiw... Unless an interview is pre-scripted... I wouldn't worry too much about the answers you get. At least minor details of the answers you get. Keep in mind that the MLB producers and crew typically have a fairly good idea where the show is going. Rosenthal will know ahead of time that in segment three they are going to talk about the Upton Blockbuster and he has time to prepare what he is going to say. Those papers on the desk are notes and it helps them not make gaffes on the air. Not to mention... Actual Teleprompters that contain scripts. Terry Ryan was called in for an interview and he most likely wasn't there all morning preparing stuff to get loaded into the prompter.
Interviewees Like Terry Ryan who don't have that advantage... Will have to field the questions and process them in an instant and answer them. So as Terry Ryan is trying to sound positive that we have some arms to round out a rotation if needed. He started listing names and if Terry Ryan had time to prepare for the question and questions... He probably wouldn't have started listing names off the top of his head and Blackburn wouldn't have came out.
He just talked himself into a corner... Happens all the time. I'd give him a break. The Pitching staff is troubling and he said... We need pitching.
Last edited by Riverbrian; 12-07-2012 at 09:54 AM.
12-07-2012, 09:45 AM #42
12-07-2012, 09:46 AM #43
12-07-2012, 03:47 PM #44
12-07-2012, 04:16 PM #45
Twins will need to "look" more competitive on the field/ & on paper before a free agent pitcher signs with us. Seriously, 2 years straight with worst record in the AL. Would you come to MN if you were a free agent??
12-07-2012, 04:18 PM #46
Everybody - please relax. Ryan is making quality decision,s and undoubtedly, there's more deals / trades to come. Does anybody seriously miss Span or Revere? If Blackburn does something good, it solves a problem. Ryan is loading up with arms, which is what this franchise needs. We're going to see some of these pitchers by midseason 2013. Now if we catch a break and swing a deal for one or two infielders, and some combo of Hicks-Arcia-Benson-Mastro develops into a reliable outfield rotation, Twins could be a surprise. Definitely not a 90-loss team in 2013.
12-07-2012, 10:18 PM #47
What is Jr supposed to say about Blackburn, "he's starting in AAA next year. Instead, we're going to fling another 4-5mil on an identical pitcher in Myers/Correia/Saunders?"
Go back and look at John's list. http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php?2239...innesota-Twins
There's a very short list of guys left with upside who should be cheap, chiefly, Liriano. There are some guys who might do okay converting to a relief role, and then there are a whole bunch of red flags and over the hill guys, and the 2 or 3 top tier guys.
12-07-2012, 10:26 PM #48