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Thread: Article: Twins Select RHP Ryan Pressly in Rule 5 Draft

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
    Serious question. How are any of these scrubs better than Slama?
    velocity on potches

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    I can think of worse picks... This is the type of guy you can stash in the pen and him not be a complete liability to the team and then send him down next season. Whether or not he can ever develop into a decent starter remains to be seen, but this isn't a bad option either.
    I don't disagree with you, but the bullpen is getting awfully crowded:

    Perkins, Burton, Duensing, Fien, Burnett, Swarzak, Robertson, Roenicke, DeVries?, Pressly?

    I guess that doesn't bode well for Slama's chances, not that he had any.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crikket View Post
    This pick is defninitely a yawner. But let's be honest, anyone available in the Rule 5 is iffy, at best. With Boston drafting a Twins minor leaguer later, maybe there's a shot at simply trading one for the other and allowing both teams to keep the players they drafted even if they don't greatly impress.
    This is probably how we keep him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
    Serious question. How are any of these scrubs better than Slama?
    velocity on potches
    Given the choice I'd rather have guys with higher velocity, but Marcum averaged 86.5 mph with his fastball last year and had 7.9 K/9. Slama averages over 10K/9 in the minors. Give him a legit chance and if he doesn't cut it, let him go.

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    Twins keep adding pitchers. This guy should be stashed if he has a decent spring. Maybe he replaces Swarzak as the long reliever or keeps De Vires in Rochester. Pitchers if they have a chance should be played out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Physics Guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    I can think of worse picks... This is the type of guy you can stash in the pen and him not be a complete liability to the team and then send him down next season. Whether or not he can ever develop into a decent starter remains to be seen, but this isn't a bad option either.
    I don't disagree with you, but the bullpen is getting awfully crowded:

    Perkins, Burton, Duensing, Fien, Burnett, Swarzak, Robertson, Roenicke, DeVries?, Pressly?

    I guess that doesn't bode well for Slama's chances, not that he had any.
    There's a lot of yawners in that list. Perkins, Burton, and Duensing are really the only ones I have any confidence in being some sort of shut down reliever. I do think Slama deserves a shot and hope he gets it, especially if 2013 is considered a "punt" year. Pressly is similar. I think he can be a decent reliever now, at which point they try to do a Santana and send him down to start in 2014 at Rochester... not a bad plan... hopefully Cuellar can teach him some magic while he's here too..

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    KLAW likes Pressley to have a chance to be worth a win....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Ryan Flaherty got a lot of playing time for that Orioles team. He'll likely split time with Casilla at 2B next year.

    Rhiner Cruz also stuck all year with the Astros.

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    I was hoping for a starting pitcher... But I have no idea on the value of any of these guys.

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