Souhan: Perkins remains rooted as a Twin and as a Minnesotan

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 27, 2012 - 12:12 PM

The Twins' best relief pitcher in 2011 rode out some tough times as a pro, sticking to what he knows best.

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BallFourJan. 26, 1210:30 PM

What's the over/under on how many comments will be published here before someone asserts that Perkins should be a starter?

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boomer470Jan. 27, 12 5:40 AM

I like Perk in the bullpen and perhaps he should be in the mix for closer. Considering the starting rotation, can you really blame anybody for throwing out the S-word?

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smartyy1Jan. 27, 12 6:35 AM

I hope the Twins appreciate Perkins, their diamond in the rough. How many MLB pitchers can improve their pitching velocity 7 mph?

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bolock54Jan. 27, 12 6:53 AM

Hopefully Perkins stays healthy and has one hell of a year.....this team needs all the arms it can get, and if Zumaya comes thru, this bullpen could be awesome again......

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methebossJan. 27, 12 8:07 AM

what is Gardenhoses nick name for him? Perky? Perk? Peck? Bad apple?

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brianabbeJan. 27, 1210:28 AM

I am glad that Perkins is not closing. He's the best reliever, so why waste him in the 9th inning to protect 2-3 run leads. There's endless amounts of pitchers that can do that. I like seeing him come into the game in the 7-8 inning in a tie game, down 1 or up 1 and needing to get out ot a jam. That's when you need your best bullpen guy, so hopefully it stays that way.

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henrikJan. 27, 1211:49 AM

Perkins definately was a bright spot in the bull pen last year. However he needs to be used a bit more selectively this year. It seemed like he wore down a little as the season wore on. Hopefully the rest of the bull pen can improve so the chance of success of all of them is improved.

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jackrabbit81Jan. 27, 1212:29 PM

And yet another great example of the current state of Minnesota sports. We just read an article about... Glen Perkins.

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Dantes929Jan. 27, 12 1:08 PM

"And yet another great example of the current state of Minnesota sports. We just read an article about... Glen Perkins." Not sure what your point is. Perkins had a very good year by any standards so it wouldn't be unwarranted to write about him no matter what market. His situation two years ago makes his present story more compelling.

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gopherfan93Jan. 27, 12 2:49 PM

If Glen can do as well or better this year as he did last year, the Twins may have a very difficult time getting him re-signed next year.

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