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    Article: Gilmartin Excited for New Opportunity


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    I would imagine most of us will remain hopeful yet skeptical until we hear that his shoulder is healthy and his velocity is back. I definitely don't mind lottery tickets in the system, though, with enough of them your odds of getting lucky go up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericchri View Post
    I would imagine most of us will remain hopeful yet skeptical until we hear that his shoulder is healthy and his velocity is back. I definitely don't mind lottery tickets in the system, though, with enough of them your odds of getting lucky go up.
    Particularly when that lottery ticket was traded for a guy whose value was virtually non-existent on the current Twins roster.

    Doumit adds value to a baseball team and he added value while on the Twins... But his time had passed. With Pinto being a question mark defensively, Mauer moving to first, and the Twins having a boatload of DH/1B/OF types that don't play well in the field, something had to give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericchri View Post
    I would imagine most of us will remain hopeful yet skeptical until we hear that his shoulder is healthy and his velocity is back. I definitely don't mind lottery tickets in the system, though, with enough of them your odds of getting lucky go up.
    Good line. There is a reason the Braves gave him away for very little. Maybe 2013 was just pitching thru injury, maybe not. We will see. Yes, let him get lots of innings at Rochester (or New Britain). Maybe Twins get lucky. Maybe not. IMHO he looks to be a better long range prospect than Trevor May at this point.

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    I really liked the trade and still do. Am I expecting a ton from Gilmartin? No, but he could round into a mid to back of the rotation starter or . . . ooorrr he could convert to bullpen and tick up his velocity a bit. It was a nice piece to get for someone we seemed willing to almost give away.

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    Sean Gilmartin could be one of those guys that needs to train physically as if he's always rehabbing from an injury. Build up the muscles around that shoulder, then learn to pitch in a way that doesn't re-injure it.

    Agree with other comments on the trade. Doumit is a good ballplayer, but the Twins have a glut of utility guys, and guys that may end up in a utility role. Getting a former high draft pick for him was a coup. On the other hand, Atlanta gave up on Gilmartin for a reason, too. Shoulder problems can end a pitcher's career in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAM DC Twins Fans View Post
    Good line. There is a reason the Braves gave him away for very little. Maybe 2013 was just pitching thru injury, maybe not. We will see. Yes, let him get lots of innings at Rochester (or New Britain). Maybe Twins get lucky. Maybe not. IMHO he looks to be a better long range prospect than Trevor May at this point.
    I thought I was the only one that felt that way. Maybe Gilmartin was hurt and could rebound if healthy. May just hasn't been that good as a starter and looks like a reliever. I think May should be back with Tonkin on these prospect lists.
    If Gilmartin can't cut it as a starter at least he is a left handed reliever.

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    Jimbo, in what universe is Doumit considered a good ballplayer? Surely not mine and I would think hardly anybody else's either. Teams that people their rosters with players such as Doumit are doomed to failure, so logically why not then take a chance with Gilmartin? Even is he fails you have lost nothing.

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