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    Article: Rock the Vote: Twins Top Pitchers of All-Time


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    Santana at the top followed by Blyleven, Viola, then Jack Morris (even though he pitched one season his last game puts him on the list alone). so far those guys were aces, Nathan was the ace closer then you move on to the number 2 types in your rotation starting with Kaat who is a borderline ace maybe even an ace i don't know for sure, then Radke, Perry and Tapani, then Aguilera.

    I have to admit I am not as familiar with the 60's pitchers as much as the 80's and beyond.

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    1. Johan Santana
    2. Bert Blyleven
    3. Frank Viola
    4. Camilio Pascual
    5. Jim Kaat
    6. Mudcat Grant
    7. Joe Nathan
    8. Jim Perry
    9. Rick Aguilera
    10. Jack Morris

    sorry, Bob Tewksbury & Bobby Castillo

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    Sorry, I just can't include a guy who was the 3rd best pitcher on that 1991 team. Yup, he had the great Game 7... no question about that.

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    Alright, here's mine...

    1.) Johan Santana, 2.) Jim Kaat, 3.) Bert Blyleven, 4.) Joe Nathan, 5.) Jim Perry, 6.) Brad Radke, 7.) Frank Viola, 8.) Camilo Pascual, 9.) Dave Goltz, 10.) Rick Aguilera.

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    1. Santana - duh
    2. Viola - ah, Sweet Music...
    3. Blyleven - every start was a possible no-hitter
    4. Radke - tough era, bad team, great pitcher
    5. Reardon - the anti-RD
    6. Kaat - when the pitcher really was the best athlete on the team
    7. Nathan - automatic
    8. Perry - no Gaylord but still...
    9. Aguilera - boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. Classic.
    10. Morris - YEAH, IT WAS THAT IMPORTANT.

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    Walter Johnson!

    Talk about a year, 1913: 36-7, 1.14 era with 29 complete games. 346 innings, a .78 whip and a 259 era+.
    Last edited by Winston Smith; 11-08-2012 at 10:23 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Walter Johnson!

    Talk about a year, 1913: 36-7, 1.14 era with 29 complete games. 346 innings, a .78 whip and a 259 era+.
    I see what you did there. Step to the front of the line, please.

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    Top 3: Kaat, Bert andRadke

    Next 3: Johan, Sweet Music and Mudcat,

    The rest: Pscual, Goltz Tapani and Perry

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    1. Johan Santana 2. Jim Kaat 3. Bert Blyleven 4. Brad Radke 5. Joe Nathan 6. Jim Perry 7. Frank Viola 8. Rick Aguilera 9. Camilo Pascual 10. Dave Goltz

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAM DC Twins Fans View Post
    Top 3: Kaat, Bert andRadke

    Next 3: Johan, Sweet Music and Mudcat,

    The rest: Pscual, Goltz Tapani and Perry
    Radke was better than Johan and Viola? Ok man..

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    1. Johan 2. Jim Kaat 3. Viola 4. Bad Brad.

    Maybe because Bad Brad was here through thick and thin, and was the guy willing to stick with a really bad team when he could have left.

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    1. Bert Blyleven
    2. Jim Kaat
    3. Jim Perry
    4. Frank Viola
    5. Johan Santana

    This is a list I put together last year at http://twinstrivia.com/2011/10/28/my...starting-five/

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    Santana
    Blyleven
    Kaat
    Nathan
    Radke
    Aguilera
    Perry
    Viola
    Pascual
    Goltz

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    This can be tricky...
    Twins' top pitchers of all time (career numbers not only Twins' numbers; which will automatically have to include names like Steve Carlton)
    Twins' top pitchers of all time (Twins' only numbers)
    Twins' franchise top pitchers of all time (including the Senator years)
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    If based purely on performance that 1/2 a year of pre TJ Liriano is at least top 3 if not the best. Obviously that story went horribly wrong but damn was he nasty when he first came up.

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    1. Johan Santana
    2. Jim Kaat (tie)
    2. Bert Blyleven (tie)
    4. Frank Viola
    5. Joe Nathan

    6. Camilo Pascual
    7. Jim Perry
    8. Brad Radke
    9. Jim "Mudcat" Grant
    10. Jack Morris - for the greatest twins' pitching performance... game 7 was the game.

    i gotta stick with just the minnesota twins as the minnesota twins, and what they did as a member of the twins. no penalty for number of years on the twins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAM DC Twins Fans View Post
    Top 3: Kaat, Bert andRadke

    Next 3: Johan, Sweet Music and Mudcat,

    The rest: Pscual, Goltz Tapani and Perry
    Is that you Dick Bremer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Walter Johnson!

    Talk about a year, 1913: 36-7, 1.14 era with 29 complete games. 346 innings, a .78 whip and a 259 era+.
    I see what you did there. Step to the front of the line, please.
    Yeah. I don't buy into the malarky of disowning history just because it wasn't local as seems to be the rage of conventional wisdom. The Twins/Senators are a historic franchise, not some lousy invention of the 60s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve J View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Walter Johnson!

    Talk about a year, 1913: 36-7, 1.14 era with 29 complete games. 346 innings, a .78 whip and a 259 era+.
    I see what you did there. Step to the front of the line, please.
    Yeah. I don't buy into the malarky of disowning history just because it wasn't local as seems to be the rage of conventional wisdom. The Twins/Senators are a historic franchise, not some lousy invention of the 60s

    Right, they are the same franchise. But the list specifically says "Twins Top Pitchers of All-Time." I love baseball history though, so it was refreshing to see the "Big Train's" stat line for '13, even though it wasn't pitched in a Twins' uniform. Imagine if some wacko put up numbers like that in 2013...he would be MVP/Cy Young and people would swear he's on PED's
    Last edited by mnfanforlife; 11-09-2012 at 03:30 PM.

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