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    Article: Logan Darnell to join Twins on Friday


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    Good for Darnell. I hope he makes a great case to stick.

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    Excited for Darnell. But he was really only the best available option. A good logical move by the Twins, but likely could be useless after tonight if we get another short start from the SP staff (this time Nolasco), which could mean someone else would need to be called up as early as Saturday. (Although, I think Gardy went a little drama queen last night claiming the bullpen was "completely wiped out". Gardy, you just had 3 days off!..... and a majority of these RP guys went an inning or less on Wednesday and/or Thursday...Fien and Thielbar, for sure).
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    bringing guys in for 1 out has a way of wiping out the pen a bit quicker in my opinion... Personally ,I'd rather Darnel go as a starter, though I could see him as a long reliever insurance type role...

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    I didn't see this coming. I expected Johnson to stay in Minnesota or Deduno to take Pelfrey's role or a reliever to come up from Rochester. I didn't expect them to bring up Darnell.

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    If its Hicks to the DL, by my count that'll be 14 pitchers and 3 catchers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    If its Hicks to the DL, by my count that'll be 14 pitchers and 3 catchers.
    Jesus Christ, Chief. You can never have too much pitching.

    (before anyone gets insulted, this is a riff on a quote from Terry Ryan in an interview with John in 2012)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Jesus Christ, Chief. You can never have too much pitching.
    I think the optimal number is 15 pitchers and 4 catchers. The Twins are on the cutting edge here, the rest of the league will be following suit. It is a copycat league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    If its Hicks to the DL, by my count that'll be 14 pitchers and 3 catchers.
    Not even Bert's "California Math" can make those numbers look good.

    Darnell's work in AAA so far this year has earned him a chance with the Twins.

    So, who's getting sent down? Burton? Please say Burton.

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    The fact that they called up a starter makes me wonder if Deduno isn't getting Pelfrey's spot in the rotation and they transfer Darnell to long relief. In the short term, that gives them an extra pitcher to relieve a tired pen, in the long-term it allows them to restructure the rotation a bit and ease Deduno into a starting role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    I didn't see this coming. I expected Johnson to stay in Minnesota or Deduno to take Pelfrey's role or a reliever to come up from Rochester. I didn't expect them to bring up Darnell.
    The issue is having arms today (and maybe tomorrow). Johnson threw almost 110 pitches yesterday, so he can't help today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    The issue is having arms today (and maybe tomorrow). Johnson threw almost 110 pitches yesterday, so he can't help today.
    Absolutely, I'm just a bit surprised that they pulled from Rochester's rotation, that's all.

    But it makes sense if they're planning to slot Deduno into Pelfrey's spot in the rotation.

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    Two thoughts here: first, Johnson can't get out of town fast enough for me. I cannot stand pitchers who work slow and don't throw strikes.

    Second, I am getting really sick of Gardy bemoaning his "tired" bullpen. When nobody pitches more than an inning at a time, of course your bullpen is going to be tired. They throw more pitches getting loose than they do in the games. Gardy's little nonsensical habits are getting old.

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    I would rather Meyer get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    If its Hicks to the DL, by my count that'll be 14 pitchers and 3 catchers.
    Gardy is clearly a baseball trend-setter.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linus View Post
    Two thoughts here: first, Johnson can't get out of town fast enough for me. I cannot stand pitchers who work slow and don't throw strikes.

    Second, I am getting really sick of Gardy bemoaning his "tired" bullpen. When nobody pitches more than an inning at a time, of course your bullpen is going to be tired. They throw more pitches getting loose than they do in the games. Gardy's little nonsensical habits are getting old.
    Must be a Wichita State thing....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutterheart View Post
    I would rather Meyer get a chance.
    He'll get one soon enough. If he keeps pitching like he has this season, I think we see him called up when the Twins tire of watching Kevin Correia take the mound every fifth day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Must be a Wichita State thing....?
    That is outstanding....wish I would have thought of it. Here's hoping that the Kentucky thing is a little different.

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    Hicks to the concussion DL is likely. Darnell comes up but they aren't sticking with 14 pitchers for more than a game. If Darnell stays then Theilbar is getting optioned down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    If its Hicks to the DL, by my count that'll be 14 pitchers and 3 catchers.
    I thought Herrmann was an outfielder?

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