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    Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    According to Joe Christensen at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins were hot after pitching before the July 31st deadline but came up empty. However, they're optimistic that they can get something done in August. As Twins GM Bill Smith told Christensen:

    “There were very few relievers who got traded this week,” GM Bill Smith noted. “I won’t claim this, I read this the other day: Every team with a reliever was trying to turn a Larry Anderson into a Jeff Bagwell.”

    With recent rocky starts by the Twins' young staff and a depleted bullpen, Christensen believes the team could use simply a consistent option--it need not be a "sexy addition," just a veteran to provide depth. He lists Jon Garland, Doug Davis, Kevin Correia and Miguel Batista as potentially interesting names for the Twins.



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Yeah but sounds like the only ones available will be high paid underperformers. Why would the Twins want to pick up junk?



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Yeah but if they can get the other team to pay for most of the rest of the salary it could be worth it a little. The interesting thing is that they have to try and get mauer to want to resign this off season because if they don't that's all anyone will talk about for most of the next season up to the trade deadline



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Yeah but if they can get the other team to pay for most of the rest of the salary it could be worth it a little. The interesting thing is that they have to try and get mauer to want to resign this off season because if they don't that's all anyone will talk about for most of the next season up to the trade deadline
    Unless the Twins pony up, I think Mauer is gone. $ talk, and he's got the goods to sell.



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Yeah but sounds like the only ones available will be high paid underperformers. Why would the Twins want to pick up junk?
    Consistancy?



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Unless the Twins pony up, I think Mauer is gone. $ talk, and he's got the goods to sell.
    I think he'd be great in a BoSox uni.


    Don't confuse hope for a plan.

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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    One of the reasons the Minnesota Twins could not trade for pitching help before Friday's deadline: The primary prospect clubs required in return was starter Anthony Swarzak.
    Five years ago, the Twin most sought in trade talks before the deadline was first baseman Justin Morneau. A little birdie says the Twins and Texas Rangers had trade discussions about Minnesota outfielder Delmon Young before the deadline, but couldn't make a deal.



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    I think he'd be great in a BoSox uni.
    puke

    The Twins need to keep the hometown kid on in a Minnesota uniform. I forgive them most of the free agents they can't afford to keep around, but that one would be hard to swallow.



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    Re: Twins still optimistic they can aquire a pitcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    puke

    The Twins need to keep the hometown kid on in a Minnesota uniform. I forgive them most of the free agents they can't afford to keep around, but that one would be hard to swallow.
    No kidding. But I don't think he would fit in well in Boston or New York. I think steroid usage is a prerequisite for both of those locations.



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