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    Wolfson: Twins interested in Joe Saunders... minimally

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    Darren Wolfson says that the Twins may have some interest in free agent lefty Joe Saunders, at a minimal level.

    Makes zero sense to me, except maybe as depth. I'd MUCH rather go with Scott Diamond (or Worley or Deduno or Gibson or Meyer or May or Raley or Johnson or Gilmartin or Darnell or Dean or...)

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    Yeah; I'd rather they look for a bat at this point.

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    JFC. I swear they do this just to piss me off. I'd rather have Sano winging it up there with a torn UCL than Saunders.

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    Can Saunders play third all of a sudden or am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Can Saunders play third all of a sudden or am I missing something?
    No, but he can provide an incredible amount of VP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    No, but he can provide an incredible amount of VP.
    Oh...whew! Could always use more of that!

    Er....right?

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    To take a page from Parker's book...

    Woof.

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    Miind. Boggling.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/S...um_level030114

    Darren Wolfson says that the Twins may have some interest in free agent lefty Joe Saunders, at a minimal level.

    Makes zero sense to me, except maybe as depth. I'd MUCH rather go with Scott Diamond (or Worley or Deduno or Gibson or Meyer or May or Raley or Johnson or Gilmartin or Darnell or Dean or...)
    C'mon. This absolutely begs credulity- and not exactly a vote of confidence that any of Diamond/Johnson/Gilmartin/Raley can step up into the role. I'm glad they've listened to the fans concern about the need for a LHSP.

    It must be some kind of loyalty test for Dougie, or maybe just to see what level of dupe he's willing to descend.

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    The more competition the better. on a cheap deal he could unseat Pelfry or Correia should they not be any good or if they can get something for Correia. If Dedunno starts the year on the DL then you have the 5th starter either Worely or Diamond and Saunders is just another option if he signs with a low base and incentives to maybe 2 million or so. I think Meyer starts in the minors regardless due to service time and this could keep him down till the trade deadline or even next year which isn't so bad now that we are loosing Sano for the year. We want to bring up the new core quickly and I get that but I also want them to be together for as long as possible once they are up.

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    ...Why?

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    The key word here is minimally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    The more competition the better. on a cheap deal he could unseat Pelfry or Correia should they not be any good or if they can get something for Correia. If Dedunno starts the year on the DL then you have the 5th starter either Worely or Diamond and Saunders is just another option if he signs with a low base and incentives to maybe 2 million or so. I think Meyer starts in the minors regardless due to service time and this could keep him down till the trade deadline or even next year which isn't so bad now that we are loosing Sano for the year. We want to bring up the new core quickly and I get that but I also want them to be together for as long as possible once they are up.
    If the Twins are seriously thinking about wading in these waters, why didn't they just go after a more legitimate LHSP in Capuano, for a few dollars more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    The key word here is minimally.
    Which is significantly too much.

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    I think that the only FA LHP the Twins should be minimally interested in is Johan Santana...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Which is significantly too much.
    I'd certainly rather see the efforts directed towards Johan, but I suppose the scouts can probably sweat and chew gum concurrently.

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    If anything they should be fielding offers for Corriea not looking to add a left-handed Corriea. Huge pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    I think that the only FA LHP the Twins should be minimally interested in is Johan Santana...
    Yep. Take the flyer on a guy who won't be available for half a season. The rotation already has enough people fighting for space out of ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    I'd certainly rather see the efforts directed towards Johan, but I suppose the scouts can probably sweat and chew gum concurrently.
    He's redundant. If the report is true it's mind-boggling that they would look at this roster and say "You know what we need....another 4th starter!"

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