Souhan: Fearing end of career, Liriano now at height of it

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 11:57 AM

The former Twin’s secret has been getting ahead in the count and location, location, location.

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jim2011beamSep. 4, 1312:12 AM

It seems these guys grow up when the Twins drop them. Maybe you've got to be over 30 to listen. Lets see how things go next year.

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lawtonj1Sep. 4, 1312:13 AM

Good one Jim. While you're in Milwaukee write about Gomez and his good year 19/57/.284. Then I think you should go to Colorado and write one about the NL's batting avg leader .328 Michael Cuddyer. .... lots to write about.

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metaltesterSep. 4, 1312:14 AM

Detroit vs Pittsburgh for world series....may the best Twins win!

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themarvmeyerSep. 4, 1312:15 AM

In light of the Twins absolute desperation for any starting pitching, Lirano's second breakout season has been a bitter pill to swallow. A few minor pitching adjustments and better frame of mind are provided as the reasons for the drastic improvement. If so, shame on the Twins pitching coach and manager for not getting to the same place with Liriano. With this and other glaring examples, why is it so difficult for the Pohlads to see that a fresh, modern era approach is needed for this ball club?

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itsmyopinion47Sep. 4, 1312:39 AM

@ the marvmeyer; thanks for saving me all the typing. You are spot on. R.A. Dickey, Kyle Loshe, Matt Garza, Jesse Crain, Grant Balfour, and on and on and on.... Oh, and now to the field players... nah, we all know...

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vikings1Sep. 4, 13 5:57 AM

Obviously some people have a reading comprehension problem. In case you didn't read the article Liriano basically said the only reason he's doing well is that it took a freak injury to get him to listen to the same advice the Twins and White Sox gave him on pitching. In no way shape or form did he imply or state it was the Twins fault.

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vikings1Sep. 4, 13 6:03 AM

If Dickey, Garza, Balfour, and Lohse are so good why have these players been traded and dumped by three or four teams in their careers? Look at their career stats...most are .500 pitchers, at best, with an ERA around 4.00. None of these guys are legit #1 or #2 starters. Time to move on and stop playing the "hindsight is 20 20" game people.

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roberth999Sep. 4, 13 6:03 AM

How many wins would Brad Radke had with a different team?

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ewen21Sep. 4, 13 6:08 AM

He never blames the Twins so it's not the Twins fault! Yeah. Right.

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johnnygringoSep. 4, 13 6:14 AM

I went to my doctor to get a prescription for Chantex to quit smoking, when he saw my Twins cap he refused to give me one , stating as a Twins fan I was already at a high risk suicide level

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