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    Senior Member Triple-A Steve Lein's Avatar
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    @_2244 - q I didn't take it as being "out of line", you were explaining your viewpoint, which though maybe misguided, is perfectly fine and what these discussions are about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris E View Post
    Going back almost 30 years to the days of Ron Davis and Keith Atherton, all of the the Twins' team leaders in saves came to the team with fewer than 10 career saves until Jon Rauch and Matt Capps popped up on Bill Smith's watch. (And Rauch was covering for Nathan and wasn't intended to be a closer.)
    Not quite I think that TK got so sick and tired of Davis (and Atherton in lesser extend) that the Twins went out and got an All Star closer with 100+ saves under his belt for the 1987 season (Jeff Reardon.) When the Twins got Aguilera in mid '89 with the Viola trade, he was the Mets RH set up man and occasional closer, but since Reardon was still with the club and Aggie wanted to start the Twins let him start for the remaining of the season and let him be the closer next season after Reardon left... but you are correct, Aggie had less that 10 career saves before he joined the Twins.
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