Twins' 'Vanimal' is less of an animal than he was a year ago

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Vance Worley has lost 25 pounds and hopes to find his rookie form.

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transplantedFeb. 17, 14 6:28 AM

After last year, I think we'd all expect a bit more than "a taste" of what he can do. Time to step up, and show you either are or are not the pitcher the Twins thought they were getting.

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dlzabzFeb. 17, 14 7:36 AM

I think he needs a new nickname as Vanimal isn't too appropriate. How about Van Worsely?

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Izzy96Feb. 17, 14 8:35 AM

This was a Bill Smith-type blunder to trade Revere for Worley and May especially after moving Span and believing Hicks was the answer with his mind-blowing maximum batting average of .205 in 2013.

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toatsmcgoatsFeb. 17, 14 9:03 AM

I'd prefer they release Pelfrey and his $6.5 million salary than lose any of the 3(Diamond, Deduno, Vanimal).

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stanbobFeb. 17, 14 9:22 AM

Thanks for the enlightenment, never knew a slug qualified as an animal

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kevinalaskaFeb. 17, 14 9:50 AM

Hey folks, It's only the start of Spring training so how about having a little faith in the Pohlands knowledge of finding players who would actually play for FREE and Gardenhire's record of developing those very marginal players into Super Stars. They can't suck big time for four years in a row now can they? Either way I will follow them for at least the first couple of weeks until I find something else to do and will not swing the doors of Target Field one time!

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toosweet64Feb. 17, 1410:14 AM

Ouch. That's a tough choice for the 5th spot. 3 guys, no options. Yet Correia and Pelfrey are guaranteed spots. Are we looking at an all right-handed rotation? Oh boy.

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rogerbFeb. 17, 1410:41 AM

Re-tread

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efrik1Feb. 17, 1410:57 AM

My neighbor throws pretty hard.....

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drewman3414Feb. 17, 1411:08 AM

worley stinks.i do like the nolasco and phill hughes signings but we still need an ace.deduno could be an ace but he is not durable.we also lack power once again.i see another 90 plus loss year.fans you want this team to spend some money on talent stop going to target field.the pohlads are not fans of baseball and there cheap frugal business men.

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