Comments on: Twins Notes: Two games, one run, no wins, and last place http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: DH http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7579 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:28:33 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7579 Craig Breslow
Rob Delaney
Billy Bullock

Really!?!?!?!?

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By: jokin http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7572 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:54:18 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7572 Thanks, AMR for setting things straight. I was alarmed at the shallow analysis being done by supposedly knowledgeable bloggers (the average drive-by poster ignorance was to be expected). By getting rid of a LHP with a history of past success over some of his own trades and acquisitions that have yet to justify themselves (if ever?) is further evidence that BS is in way over his head. Watch for James to land elsewhere and find success as he continues to recover from his surgery.

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By: Adam http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7568 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:38:27 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7568 It’s tough to see how Parmelee could have moved up without everybody ahead of him simply falling down. He’s never hit 20 home runs in a season, terrible for a supposed powerful 1B, and he’s still only hitting in the mid .280′s in AA. If he was hitting .350 I might buy his transition to Lyle Overbay, but not now. If he duplicated his EXACT AA NUMBERS in the majors, he would still be a poor 1B or COF.

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By: mike wants wins http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7566 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:50:30 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7566 I agree with AMR, had BS traded for James, he’d be in MN right now, not cut.

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By: AMR http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7564 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 06:51:06 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7564 But Chuck James didn’t suck for 10.1 innings, he sucked for the last 0.1 inning of his Twins career.

First callup: 5.0 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 2K. 3 Inherited runners, 0 scored.

Second callup, except final disaster: 5.0 IP, 7H (1HR, 1 3B), 2BB, 5K, 3ER. 4 Inherited runners, 1 scored.

Final disaster: 0.1 IP, 4H (all singles), 1K, 0BB. 4ER. (Dumatrait allowed two of those to score). Immediately sent back to Rochester, never to return.

I will admit that James did not do particularly well in his last few appearances for Rochester, but he seems like he could be a valuable player next year, further removed from surgery.

Had Bill Smith traded a valuable player for Chuck James, I have no doubt that he would be on the roster today. But since he was a low-risk minor-league free-agent, he’s cut. CYA roster management from GMBS.

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By: bohemian club http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7563 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:09:32 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7563 Through three at-bats, Mauer had faced 8 pitches, which included 2 ground-outs and 1 strike-out. Gotta love the effort …

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By: spoof bonser http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7562 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:57:22 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7562 someone should list the not so obvious (see David Ortiz) people they have let questionably let go. I’ll start.

Craig Breslow
Rob Delaney
Billy Bullock

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By: spoof bonser http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7561 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:53:24 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7561 Chuck James was the new Anthony Slama who was the new Pat Neshak. I don’t get it. How can a guy like Dutramit stay on the team all year?

These guys have been making questionable promotions from Rochester for the past 10 years. In what world do guys like Matt Tolbert, Jason Tyner, Denny Hocking, Lew Ford, Drew Butera, Dusty Hughes, and I am missing another handful of guys, make the team?

I’m not just saying this because I am on this site. The smartest thing Bill Smith could do for the Twins is hire Aaron Gleeman as some kind of assistant. Not sure if he would take the job. I am being serious.

And by the way? the next Matt Tolber? Toby Gardenhire.

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By: Pedro Munoz http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7560 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:52:44 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7560 Chuck James 6.10 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 4.92 xFIP

Jim Hoey 7.13 ERA, 2.13 WHIP, 5.90 xFIP

Hoey gets promoted and James gets cut, even though James pitched much better at AAA and unlike Hoey, actually has pitched well at the major league level in prior years. Did James suck in the 10.1 innings he pitched for the Twins this year? Yes. Was he any worse than most of the Bullpen? No.

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By: hoss http://aarongleeman.com/2011/09/06/twins-notes-two-games-one-run-no-wins-last-place/comment-page-1/#comment-7559 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:39:37 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=56947#comment-7559 Chuck James has sucked the two times he was called up. WHIP above a buck-and-a-half, and ERA north of six.

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