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    Article: Roster Projections Part 1: Pitchers and Catchers


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    I personally don't see Gibson making the opening day roster. Partly to limit his innings and partly to save on major league service time.

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    I would love to se Gibson here, think it would take two starting pitcher injuries to make it happen. List looked reasonable, but think Twins will carry a third lefty and Swarzak will not be here(also hopefully Burnett). Expect Twins will give Pressly every chance to make it (50%), also Wood and Ronikie. Also hope Butera will not make it(50%) and Twins carry an extra outfielder.

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    The Opening Day Starter for Your 2013 Minnesota Twins:

    Kevin Correia.

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    I like what you have besides I would switch Pressly for Gibson. He could mostly pitch in the pen as a long reliever and maybe make a spot start or 2 until a starter returns from the DL (I assume someone will be on it for the first couple weeks). This would let him try to cement his role with the twins and also not push Gibson to soon into the rotation. After the DL'ed pitcher returns he could take Roenickes spot in the pen (if everyone is doing about the same and Pressly has done enough to stick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM. View Post
    The Opening Day Starter for Your 2013 Minnesota Twins:

    Kevin Correia.
    That's not funny, don't do that.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjsyam921 View Post
    I personally don't see Gibson making the opening day roster. Partly to limit his innings and partly to save on major league service time.
    I think that would make the most sense. I think it all depends on Diamond and Pelfrey being ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM. View Post
    The Opening Day Starter for Your 2013 Minnesota Twins:

    Kevin Correia.
    Assuming Diamond isn't going to be ready, I would also say that this makes the most sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    I think that would make the most sense. I think it all depends on Diamond and Pelfrey being ready.
    Before Diamond came up as a question mark, I thought Gibson's chance of starting the season in the rotation was close to zero. Now with Diamond's health up in the air, I think it's closer to 50/50.

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    You are being too low on Harden I think. Only 4% chance to go north with the twins? I see it closer to 60% at this point. If he is healthy he will start with the Twins and pitch his way off the team. They've kept much worse pitchers on the roster until finally releasing them. I see them letting him try to start and with the smallest hint of breaking down they move him to the pen (or when Gibson is ready).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    You are being too low on Harden I think. Only 4% chance to go north with the twins? I see it closer to 60% at this point. If he is healthy he will start with the Twins and pitch his way off the team. They've kept much worse pitchers on the roster until finally releasing them. I see them letting him try to start and with the smallest hint of breaking down they move him to the pen (or when Gibson is ready).
    If Harden is healthy and pitching anything like he used to he will be on the roster, a couple of big "ifs" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    You are being too low on Harden I think. Only 4% chance to go north with the twins? I see it closer to 60% at this point. If he is healthy he will start with the Twins and pitch his way off the team. They've kept much worse pitchers on the roster until finally releasing them. I see them letting him try to start and with the smallest hint of breaking down they move him to the pen (or when Gibson is ready).
    After missing all of last season, we have absolutely no idea of where he is at right now. If he pitches really well this spring, his percentage will increase as we go along. I just think that he's got a lot to overcome. Lots of bullpen guys who are out of options, questions about his durability to start. I hope he can be healthy and get back to what he once had the potential to become. I just don't know that it happens right out of spring training.

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    I think DeVries will get the nod before Gibson. Gibson has not proven he's back to 100 percent following his surgery and he's never had a prolonged successful stint at AAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM. View Post
    The Opening Day Starter for Your 2013 Minnesota Twins:

    Kevin Correia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewFordLives View Post
    I think DeVries will get the nod before Gibson. Gibson has not proven he's back to 100 percent following his surgery and he's never had a prolonged successful stint at AAA.
    I don't necessarily disagree. I think De Vries will be given a legitimate shot.

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    Assuming Diamond or Pelfrey on the DL--I go with Deduno over Gibson for 5th starter--saving service time and innings.

    I hope the Twins only carry two catchers and keep an extra IF so no Butera.

    No way Harden makes this roster--he has done nothing the last 2 years.

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    I think Sam Deduno has the stuff to be successful at this level. Hopefully with last year's time with the big club under his belt, he feels a little more confident and can hit some spots and miss some bats this year. I would love to see what Gibson can do in the majors this year but, aside from a Christopher Lloyd in Angels in the Outfield intervention, I think bringing him up this year would be a waste of his service time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Haseman View Post
    I think Sam Deduno has the stuff to be successful at this level. Hopefully with last year's time with the big club under his belt, he feels a little more confident and can hit some spots and miss some bats this year. I would love to see what Gibson can do in the majors this year but, aside from a Christopher Lloyd in Angels in the Outfield intervention, I think bringing him up this year would be a waste of his service time.
    I'm with you... I think Deduno is going to be a wild wild card at some point this year.

    Statistically... I have very little reason to be optimistic about Deduno... But... I've seen him pitch... His stuff is electric... And that gives me optimism...

    Just some consistent mechanics and his control can improve and if that happens... Well... that's an IF... but... IF he does... he could cause problems for our opponents with that stuff of his.

    I'm not going to scratch Deduno off my list until the Twins do. He could be one of those guys that we don't plan on but end up being part of the plans.

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    Excellent Seth. As always I feel a little smarter after reading your articles.

    I agree that Hendriks is more likely to come north than Gibson. Have to get him out there and find out if his minor league track record is going to transfer to MLB. Last year certainly wasn’t kind to him.

    I also agree that Deduno, while a bit of a wild card, sometimes goes out there and really confuses the hitters. Sadly, he sometimes confuses his catcher, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by am. View Post
    the opening day starter for your 2013 minnesota twins:

    Kevin correia.
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