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    Only in the Twins rotation could Deduno be...

    Only in the Twins rotation could Deduno be classified as a "strike out machine". :roll:
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    We'll see. It's a long season and we're still in...

    We'll see. It's a long season and we're still in spring training. As Kab said, there are many pitchers before that have had similar profiles that have fallen apart because they lose just a little...
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    To be fair to Thyrlos, he wrote that last...

    To be fair to Thyrlos, he wrote that last November.
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    It depends on the timing. The Twins have a lot...

    It depends on the timing. The Twins have a lot of pitchers looking for innings at AAA currently. Gibson, May, Gilmartin, Johnson, Darnell, Pat Dean, Hermsen and perhaps Meyer. If Pressly is moved...
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    Out of curiosity, can they afford him in the long...

    Out of curiosity, can they afford him in the long term? You have to think he'll get a Greinke/Verlander/Hernandez like deal.
  6. I kept growing until my low 20's. Left High...

    I kept growing until my low 20's. Left High School at 6'0. Ended at 6'4".
  7. Dozier: .234 Avg. 17% k-rate Gomez: .258 Avg....

    Dozier: .234 Avg. 17% k-rate
    Gomez: .258 Avg. 23% k-rate. Played elite defense right off the bat.
    Hunter: .255 Avg. 17% k-rate.
    Cuddyer: .252 Avg. 20% k-rate.
    Hicks: .192 Avg. 27% k-rate.
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  8. Of course last spring training he hit .370 with 6...

    Of course last spring training he hit .370 with 6 doubles, a triple and four home runs. Spring training is the definition of SSS.
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    I think we're agreeing here for the most part. I...

    I think we're agreeing here for the most part. I would just amend what you said slightly to, "His value is dependent upon the needs of the team." In the circumstance you describe, he has value as a...
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    He always had value. People hated it last year...

    He always had value. People hated it last year because he has such a limited ceiling, which is what he showed last season. You can find those guys every off season so why guarantee someone 2 years?...
  11. I think he needs to go back to AAA. There were...

    I think he needs to go back to AAA. There were clearly things he couldn't handle last season and working on them in a lower stress environment surrounded by players working on similar issues and...
  12. Teams looking for a reliever at the deadline want...

    Teams looking for a reliever at the deadline want players at the end of their contract. The teams can fill that need in the off season without giving up major prospects. This extension actually...
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    By only looking at OPS you're obscuring his...

    By only looking at OPS you're obscuring his problems. Even after his "adjustment that carried through" he hit .219 with an OBP of .270. His strikeout rate was 25% while his walk rate was only 5.7%....
  14. Looking forward to your thoughts on him. :)

    Looking forward to your thoughts on him. :)
  15. I think you misread/misunderstood my post. My...

    I think you misread/misunderstood my post. My premise was that if Meyer isn't that #1 pitcher that we hope he becomes we have some big rotation problems that won't be fixed until Kohl Stewart...
  16. No, he is not contractually guaranteed but for...

    No, he is not contractually guaranteed but for all intents and purposes he is a Twin for the next 2 or 3 years now.

    2014- Perkins is 31. Twins not competitive.
    2015- 32, not competitive
    2016-...
  17. Seth, what have you seen/heard about Eades? He...

    Seth, what have you seen/heard about Eades? He seems to be the guy that is getting left out of the discussion at this point. As you know he was a 2/3 upside kind of guy that struggled a bit in his...
  18. I want to add that I can see the human side of...

    I want to add that I can see the human side of this argument. Minnesota guy, loyal, etc... From what I can tell Perkins is a great guy, I think he even brought a round of drinks for some of the TD...
  19. If you can find some counter evidence or articles...

    If you can find some counter evidence or articles I'd be happy to read it. As I said that is the only research I've read on the subject. BTW, I think using saves to judge pitchers is a pretty poor...
  20. I think the time to "dump all the assets" was...

    I think the time to "dump all the assets" was when the FO decided not to spend in 2012. At that point it was clear this was going to be a multi-multi year rebuild and that our assets would just be...
  21. There are several contracts that have done this...

    There are several contracts that have done this actually. David Wright, Ryan Braun, Scott Feldman, Dustin Pedroia all have this off season. Probably more I just don't remember them.
  22. IMO, not a great move. He and Willingham are the...

    IMO, not a great move. He and Willingham are the only players that could conceivably bring back a top tier pitching prospect that the Twins desperately need. Sure we have a lot of pitching talent...
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    The Twins just spent $83 million bringing in...

    The Twins just spent $83 million bringing in pitching upgrades this season. Even though they had a rotation consisting of Nolasco, Hughes, Correia, Pelfrey and several options for a fifth starter...
  24. There are a lot of interesting starting pitchers...

    There are a lot of interesting starting pitchers in the Twins low minors.

    Felix Jorge
    Yorman Landa
    Randy Rosario
    Hein Robb
    Josh Burris
    Kuo Hua Lo
    Ryan Eades
    Luke Bard
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    This late in the process there is a chance. ...

    This late in the process there is a chance. Decent FA SP's are a rare commodity at this point so the Braves might have look at a trade.

    That said, I can't envision the Twins FO trading him. They...
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