Twins' pitching hopes are on horizon

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 18, 2012 - 11:40 PM

A corps of youngsters in the Twins farm system could soon transform a nightmarish rotation that is among baseball's worst.

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lindy_frank123Aug. 18, 1211:29 PM

18? Wow...only four walks and that many strike outs. I think the Twins got a keeper. Get him up in about two/aa next year and aaa in 2014. He should be good to go 2015.

vikingbussAug. 19, 1212:10 AM

Gibson has already had his arm surgury, I give the other 4 two years tops before their arms are shot if they follow the instructions of this organization's trainers and their history with the pitchers the Twins have drafted. That's why you don't see more guys who the Twins have drafted high make it, they all hurt their arms in the first couple of years in the organization. Hey, did anyone catch the game tonite, nice to see Carson and Florimon have good games. But you have to ask yourself how long before they are taking pitches and then swinging at those curve balls in the dirt to "spray" them weakly to the opposite field, the Twins approach to hitting. I know the Yanks and other teams take pitches too, but a big difference, they go up to bat looking for a pitch and if they get it they rip it! Twins go up to bat looking to take a pitch no matter what and then try to spray a pitch to the opposite field when they are behind in the count! CHANGES PLEASE, STARTING AT THE TOP!!!

podman64Aug. 19, 12 7:06 AM

Wait for these prospects to make the bigs. Sounds like college coaches, saying wait for these freshmen to become seniors and let me keep my job!

wm2714tAug. 19, 12 7:58 AM

I would rather see Hendricks pitch for the next year and a half than to see blackburne throw another pitch. They are willing to give themselves no chance to win all because he's under contract. It's not fair to Nick at this point.

wm2714tAug. 19, 12 8:05 AM

With the exception of Gibson before his TJ surgery and Barrios who has been in pro baseball for a little over a month, most scouts outside the team are not very high on any of these other three.

greenway1Aug. 19, 12 8:08 AM

That's it? I see no number 1 starters out of this group for a long time. The object of professional sports is to win now. Nobody on that list will make an impact next year. It looks like another sub 70 win season in 2013 unless some major moves are made.

gene428Aug. 19, 12 8:18 AM

Were this an article about a bunch of 18-21 year olds without arm surgery, I might get excited.

blazeramaAug. 19, 12 8:32 AM

Worse ERA in the Majors and Anderson still has a job. Amazing. Houston has the worse record in Majors and they canned their Manager yesterday along with a couple of coaches. Too bad Twins brass has no ba--s to do this. This is why they are what they are. Nice thing about being a Twins coach or manager? Job security.

ryankruse33Aug. 19, 12 8:40 AM

I would rather read about Nick Punto pitching for the Twins and Gardenhire pinch hitting inn Punto's spot then HEAR about Blackburn pitching

BCanniffAug. 19, 12 9:07 AM

Are the Twins a farm team? Trade them for high salaried experienced starters who are proven winners like the rest of the good teams do. Let someone else wait years to develop them. We expect to have a good team right now.


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