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    Ex-Twin Turned Oriole

    With Johan Santana signed, the Orioles again continued their obvious pattern.
    I want to create a list of the past 2-3 years, with the expectation that my fellow posters contribute ones I miss. Should be fun and won't be long before we have a full 25 man roster!

    Danny Valencia
    Alexi Casilla
    JJ Hardy
    Grant Balfour
    Jason Pridie
    Lew Ford
    Brendan Harris
    Alex Burnett
    Johan Santana

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    Jim Thome
    Delmon Young
    Luis Ayala
    Steve Tolleson (didn't make MLB with Twins, though)
    Steve Pearce (didn't make it out of spring training with the Twins)
    Last edited by spycake; 03-04-2014 at 02:11 PM.

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    Going back the last three years, they've also had:
    Willie Eyre
    JC Romero
    Luis Ayala

    Steve Tolleson was drafted by the Twins but never got called up to the bigs here.
    And they had Liam Hendricks for a couple minutes.

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    So once they struck gold with Hardy they went back for more I guess.

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    Back in 2008, we sent them Brian Bass too.

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    Don't forget Joe Benson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetOne69 View Post
    Don't forget Joe Benson
    Is this a prediction?

    Benson was claimed by Texas, then signed with the Marlins in the offseason.

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    Scott Erickson in JR's best trade ever!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post
    Scott Erickson in JR's best trade ever!!!
    I took a look at the details of that trade. Kimera Bartee was added to it, late in the 1995 season. Apparently the Twins then left Bartee off their 40-man. Guess who took him in the Rule 5 draft that winter? Those same Orioles. And then what did Baltimore do with him? They exposed him to waivers that next spring and the Tigers took him.

    Stay classy, Baltimore.

    That's a long time ago. But these recent roster moves almost makes it sound like there is bad blood between the franchises for some reason.

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    You Are correct. For some reason I thought we were playing the Orioles today instead of the Marlins.

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    In other words, the Orioles are the Seahawks of MLB. There's always that team...

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    And they claimed Willingham at the deadline last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    And they claimed Willingham at the deadline last year.
    Yep. Which is why I was hopeful that the Twins might have been/might still be able to work out a deal to unlock an infielder or pitching prospect from the O's. Notwithstanding the signing of Cruz, the O's still desperately need a RH DH bat.

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    Perhaps the Orioles believe they can turn our outcasts into better players. I really don't see a rivalry. I recall JJ Hardy saying that the training staff helped him in 'different ways' from the Twins staff, and clearly Baltimore's has been better. I'm not sure if that means anything, but I believe they think they can get more out of our players than we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
    In other words, the Orioles are the Seahawks of MLB. There's always that team...
    I can at least understand the Seahawks - it was a retaliation for the Steve Hutchinson signing.

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