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Postby Run4Fun2009 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:39 pm

Well its getting to be that time of the year. Sounds like they nailed down their starting rotation today:

1. Liriano
2. Pavano
3. Duensing
4. Blackburn
5. Baker

This leaves slowey in the bullpen.

The lineup looks more like this:

1. Span
2. Nishioka
3. Mauer
4. Morneau
5. Kubel
6. Cuddyer (depending on his injury situation...could be Thome here also)
7. Delmon
8. Valencia
9. Casilla
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:15 pm

Looks pretty solid. Which bench players and relievers are they keeping up? They gonna go with 13 pitchers or 13 position players? The 2 for sure bench players I know are Thome and Butera. Repko is the backup outfielder right and which utility infielders are they keeping up?
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby bison football73 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:32 pm

Ben Revere could be the backup outfielder instead of repko but not certain on that. and Capps and Nathan should be a good 1 2 punch at the end of the game this year. i am very excited for this year i love there lineup and i think they will do great this year
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:08 am

Well with one week to go until Opening Day :D

I'm going to assume that the roster will look something like this:

Starters
C - Mauer
1B - Morneau
2B - Nishioka
SS - Casilla
3B - Valencia
OF - Young
OF - Span
OF - Cuddyer
DH - Kubel

Bench
Thome (DH/1B)
Butera (C)
Repko (OF)
Hughes (2B)
Tolbert (3B/Util)

Pitchers
SP - Liriano
SP - Pavano
SP - Blackburn
SP - Baker
SP - Duensing

Relievers
Nathan
Capps
Slowey
Burnett
Manship

Looks like its 14 position players and 11 pitchers.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:43 am

Run4Fun2009 wrote:Well with one week to go until Opening Day :D

I'm going to assume that the roster will look something like this:

Starters
C - Mauer
1B - Morneau
2B - Nishioka
SS - Casilla
3B - Valencia
OF - Young
OF - Span
OF - Cuddyer
DH - Kubel

Bench
Thome (DH/1B)
Butera (C)
Repko (OF)
Hughes (2B)
Tolbert (3B/Util)

Pitchers
SP - Liriano
SP - Pavano
SP - Blackburn
SP - Baker
SP - Duensing

Relievers
Nathan
Capps
Slowey
Burnett
Manship

Looks like its 14 position players and 11 pitchers.

Who is the 11th pithcer? You only have 10. I would say they would have 12 with Mijares and Perkins. They would have to drop either Tolbert or Hughes down to AAA but that wouldn't be bad. Personally I would keep Hughes up. He can play a lot of positions. Also Thome hasn't even had a glove in his locker for many years now. I doubt he plays any first base. haha
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:54 am

gobison#6 wrote:
Run4Fun2009 wrote:Well with one week to go until Opening Day :D

I'm going to assume that the roster will look something like this:

Starters
C - Mauer
1B - Morneau
2B - Nishioka
SS - Casilla
3B - Valencia
OF - Young
OF - Span
OF - Cuddyer
DH - Kubel

Bench
Thome (DH/1B)
Butera (C)
Repko (OF)
Hughes (2B)
Tolbert (3B/Util)

Pitchers
SP - Liriano
SP - Pavano
SP - Blackburn
SP - Baker
SP - Duensing

Relievers
Nathan
Capps
Slowey
Burnett
Manship
Mijares

Looks like its 14 position players and 11 pitchers.

Who is the 11th pithcer? You only have 10. I would say they would have 12 with Mijares and Perkins. They would have to drop either Tolbert or Hughes down to AAA but that wouldn't be bad. Personally I would keep Hughes up. He can play a lot of positions. Also Thome hasn't even had a glove in his locker for many years now. I doubt he plays any first base. haha


I missed Mijares on the Relievers list...and it has Thome as the 4th string 1st baseman (Kubel was listed 3rd behind Morneau and Cuddyer). I agree I could see Perkins being up and I could see Tolbert go down...Hughes has a little better bat and good speed and its not like he would be used everyday...just sparingly..I was just going off of what I heard through ESPN and the Star Tribune
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:14 am

Run4Fun2009 wrote:
gobison#6 wrote:
Run4Fun2009 wrote:Well with one week to go until Opening Day :D

I'm going to assume that the roster will look something like this:

Starters
C - Mauer
1B - Morneau
2B - Nishioka
SS - Casilla
3B - Valencia
OF - Young
OF - Span
OF - Cuddyer
DH - Kubel

Bench
Thome (DH/1B)
Butera (C)
Repko (OF)
Hughes (2B)
Tolbert (3B/Util)

Pitchers
SP - Liriano
SP - Pavano
SP - Blackburn
SP - Baker
SP - Duensing

Relievers
Nathan
Capps
Slowey
Burnett
Manship
Mijares

Looks like its 14 position players and 11 pitchers.

Who is the 11th pithcer? You only have 10. I would say they would have 12 with Mijares and Perkins. They would have to drop either Tolbert or Hughes down to AAA but that wouldn't be bad. Personally I would keep Hughes up. He can play a lot of positions. Also Thome hasn't even had a glove in his locker for many years now. I doubt he plays any first base. haha


I missed Mijares on the Relievers list...and it has Thome as the 4th string 1st baseman (Kubel was listed 3rd behind Morneau and Cuddyer). I agree I could see Perkins being up and I could see Tolbert go down...Hughes has a little better bat and good speed and its not like he would be used everyday...just sparingly..I was just going off of what I heard through ESPN and the Star Tribune

I find it funny that Kubel is higher than Thome on the depth chart at 1st ha. Hughes could even be ahead of him. It is sad that Thome doesn't even have a glove in his locker. I mean didn't he come up as a 3B/1B for Indians when he started playing?
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 am

gobison#6 wrote:
Run4Fun2009 wrote:
gobison#6 wrote:
Run4Fun2009 wrote:Well with one week to go until Opening Day :D

I'm going to assume that the roster will look something like this:

Starters
C - Mauer
1B - Morneau
2B - Nishioka
SS - Casilla
3B - Valencia
OF - Young
OF - Span
OF - Cuddyer
DH - Kubel

Bench
Thome (DH/1B)
Butera (C)
Repko (OF)
Hughes (2B)
Tolbert (3B/Util)

Pitchers
SP - Liriano
SP - Pavano
SP - Blackburn
SP - Baker
SP - Duensing

Relievers
Nathan
Capps
Slowey
Burnett
Manship
Mijares

Looks like its 14 position players and 11 pitchers.

Who is the 11th pithcer? You only have 10. I would say they would have 12 with Mijares and Perkins. They would have to drop either Tolbert or Hughes down to AAA but that wouldn't be bad. Personally I would keep Hughes up. He can play a lot of positions. Also Thome hasn't even had a glove in his locker for many years now. I doubt he plays any first base. haha


I missed Mijares on the Relievers list...and it has Thome as the 4th string 1st baseman (Kubel was listed 3rd behind Morneau and Cuddyer). I agree I could see Perkins being up and I could see Tolbert go down...Hughes has a little better bat and good speed and its not like he would be used everyday...just sparingly..I was just going off of what I heard through ESPN and the Star Tribune

I find it funny that Kubel is higher than Thome on the depth chart at 1st ha. Hughes could even be ahead of him. It is sad that Thome doesn't even have a glove in his locker. I mean didn't he come up as a 3B/1B for Indians when he started playing?


He's played 1st for the Indians and the Phillies

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Re: Twins 2011

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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:53 pm

Flip wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg2pnTdCz5A&feature=player_embedded


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Re: Twins 2011

Postby bison football73 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:38 pm

im pretty sure they will keep perkins up becuz he is out of options so if he is sent down he goes through waivers and i think dusty hughes was acquired by the rule 5 draft so he cant be sent down so i would say manship and maybe burnett wouldnt be up
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby bison football73 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:58 pm

right now the depth chart according to twins official website looks like this
left field: Young and Repko Center field: Span and Repko Right field: Cuddyer and Repko
3rd Base:Valencia and Tolbert. SS:Casilla, Nishioka, and Tolbert. 2nd Base:Nishioka, Casilla, Tolbert.
1st Base: Morneau and Cuddyer. Catcher:Mauer and Butera.
DH: Thome and Kubel
Rotation: Pavano, Liriano, Blackburn, Duensing, Baker
Bullpen: Capps, Nathan, Mijares, Manship, Perkins, Slama, Diamond, Hughes, Slowey

Right now that is 28 players so my guess would be that Manship, Slama, and Luke Hughes would be sent down. And it is Diamond that they got from the Rule 5 Draft not Dusty Hughes
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Hinsa » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:14 pm

Burnett is optioned to Rochester, as is Revere. Revere needs to play every day, not be a 4th outfielder.

Scott Diamond is the guy that was a Rule 5 pickup from Atlanta. He's had blister problems on his finger and will probably start the season on the DL, which buys them time before they have to decide to keep him on the 25 man roster or let him go back to Atlanta.

They are keeping at least 12 pitchers:

Starters - Pavano, Liriano, Duensing, Blackburn, Baker
Relievers - Nathan, Capps, Slowey, Mijares, Hughes (unless he flops at the end of spring training), Perkins (as stated earlier, he's out of options), and either Manship or Hoey

Bench will be Repko, Butera, Thome, and Hughes and/or Tolbert.

So, there only real decision left is whether they need 8 relievers or 2 backup infielders.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:15 am

Looks like Gardy thinks Nathan is good after sitting out last year from surgery. Named him closer. Just think Capps in the 8th and Nathan in the 9th. Deadly
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:42 am

gobison#6 wrote:Looks like Gardy thinks Nathan is good after sitting out last year from surgery. Named him closer. Just think Capps in the 8th and Nathan in the 9th. Deadly


Yeah let's hope the starters can go 7 innings so we can skip over the rest of the bullpen.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:16 pm

Pretty good guess on Opening Day roster

Starting lineup
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B
3. “Golden” Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Jason Kubel, DH
7. Michael Cuddyer, RF
8. Danny Valencia, 3B
9. Alexi Casilla, SS

Bench
Drew Butera, C
Jim Thome, DH
Matt Tolbert, IF
Jason Repko, OF

Rotation
Carl Pavano, RHP
Francisco Liriano, LHP
Brian Duensing, LHP
Nick Blackburn, RHP
Scott Baker, RHP

Bullpen
Joe Nathan, closer, RHP
Matt Capps, RHP
Jose Mijares, RHP
Dusty Hughes, LHP
Glen Perkins, LHP
Jeff Manship, RHP
Kevin Slowey, RHP
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby cubsfan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:14 pm

They should have a very good lineup. If Mourneau can stay healthy and Delmon has a year like last year, it will be one of the deepest in the league. I think the pitching staff will be alright even though I think that Slowey should be a starter over Baker and Blackburn. Pavano probably won't have a year like last year but Duensing and Liriano will each have better years which I think will compensate for that. I think the bullpen will be a major problem. Nathan is not the Nathan he used to be and is coming off an injury, Capps blew a few saves down the stretch last year and may be angry with the switch to a setup man. Slowey hasn't been in the bullpen for a long time and Perkins has struggled for a couple of years.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:18 pm

I think Slowey will find himself in the rotation by mid-May (June at the latest).
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby nodaker » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:50 pm

Run4Fun2009 wrote:I think Slowey will find himself in the rotation by mid-May (June at the latest).

are you looking for another Blackburn meltdown?
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:53 pm

nodaker wrote:
Run4Fun2009 wrote:I think Slowey will find himself in the rotation by mid-May (June at the latest).


are you looking for another Blackburn meltdown?


I'm just not sold on Blackburn being a major league starter right now...I like Baker and Slowey as the #4 & #5 starters
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby nodaker » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:06 pm

Run4Fun2009 wrote:
I'm just not sold on Blackburn being a major league starter right now...


me either
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:50 pm

This game is getting ugly. 5th inning and its 8 to 0. Wow. Not a good start to the year.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:02 pm

yeah rough start to the year...nothing has been impressive tonight
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:25 pm

From what I actually watched, today wasn't any better.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Flip » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:00 pm

The twins look like a bad National League team.
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