Twins' Diamond settles in for the season

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 12, 2013 - 12:19 AM

The 12-game winner in 2012 is scheduled to make his 2013 Twins debut this weekend.

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Dantes929Apr. 11, 1310:43 PM

I would be very happy if he just repeated his 2012 year. The other pitchers should be able to outperform the 2012 staff. Again, that was a pretty low hurdle. Deduno and Gibson waiting in the wings should be a nice asset as well.

stanbobApr. 12, 13 9:31 AM

For those who said Greinke would never have considered the twins, well maybe he should have. With the twins passivity he probably would not have a unbroken collarbone this morning...

sane09Apr. 12, 1310:26 AM

"he probably would not have a unbroken collarbone this morning"...Grienke needs to get in line to blame the cheap Pohlads and Terry Ryan for his injury...If they weren't darned so cheap, he would have signed with the Twins and played in baseball games that weren't worth fighting about!...Penny-pinchers!

jachesteApr. 12, 1311:23 AM

Anyone remember Allan Anderson? A left hander, had 2 good years. Had limited velocity and survived on location for a while. He threw about 88-90. Completely fell apart, started getting shelled, and was released a few years later and disappeared. Yup. I think I've seen this movie before.

caferevApr. 12, 1312:52 PM

@jacheste Not even the same type of pitchers. The moment I saw Diamond pitch last season, I thought Glavine, my favorite pitcher. Now Tommy was unique in that he thrived on the competition; he was a quiet warrior. Only time will tell if Diamond is that same make-up, but he certainly isn't Allan Anderson. That guy was a poor man's Franky V.

twinsfanwy1Apr. 12, 13 2:41 PM

As long as Diamond is able to spot his pitches (and he did that extremely well last year), he's going to be successful. To me, Diamond's success last season was the brightes moment of Twins baseball. He was the only guy I looked forward to watching pitch. Scott may not have the velocity to put hitters away as some of the harder throwing pitchers do (like Verlander), but he always has a gameplan, and knows how to get hitters out. I'm hoping beyond hope that his surgery/setback hasn't curtailed his preparedness for this season. Having Scott Diamond return to his effective ways and initial sucess last season, will be just waht the doctor ordered for the Twins. Good luck Scott! Go Twins!

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