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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:33 am

especially if Radke is traded at the deadline if the Twins fall out of it. Which might be a good idea considering this is his last year signed and he's thinking about retiring.
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Postby LiveForever » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:50 am

Havok1517 wrote:especially if Radke is traded at the deadline if the Twins fall out of it. Which might be a good idea considering this is his last year signed and he's thinking about retiring.


Not happening. :-t

First, we wont be out of it at the deadline. ;-D

Second, i dont think we would go out of our way to give Radke the homeopener and then dish him.
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Postby CHE » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:27 am

whats the big deal if Radke open last year. Hes a freakin vetern :-° :-° :-° . You really think Johan cares if he opens ;-7
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Postby silverZ » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:28 am

mweir145 wrote:It will be quite a good matchup now with Halladay vs. Santana on Opening Day in Toronto now.. ;-D


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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:41 am

I like the Twins and think they are player managed great by Ryan. But IF the Twins are out of it it would be in their best interest to move Radke for something rather than lose him for nothing if he signs elsewhere or retires. He can alwasy resign if he chooses to come back.
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Postby BritSox » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:40 am

phillibuster wrote:I didn't say anyone was knocking Santana's abilities, but more implying that someone was in the sack with Radke.

Brads 11-8 in 2004 got him the opening day start in 2005 over Johan's 20-6.

I'm all about respect...however...Johan's is past due...

shortsavage wrote:This was more about respect the organization had for Radke and his tenure with the team than knocking Santana's abilities.


Yeah, it's not so much his 11-8 as his accepting less money as a FA to stay with the Twins, showing loyalty. I'm sure Johan was fine with it.
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Postby phillibuster » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:15 am

Ok, i'll admit I may have underestimated the relationship that the organization and more importantly the fans have with Radke. But at some point you have to move on, in which they seem to be doing...most teams would have moved on sooner...maybe that IS a good quality in the Twins.
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Postby Cooner » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:38 am

George_Foreman wrote:people keep complaining about how greedy players are when they leave via free agency rather than stay at home, but when an organization goes out of its way to show respect to a player that has been with them for as many years as radke has, the organization gets ripped?

common, now. i'm glad they're doing it like this. if nothing else, it's a signal to johan and the other individuals that they're playing for an organization that respects it's veterans. and to be honest, that's the type of oraganization i'd like to spend my career with.


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Postby quack quack » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:48 pm

I am glad to see the Twins pay respect to Radke cuz he deserves it but Johan is the clear-cut ace of the staff.
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Postby Eagle Baseball » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:44 pm

Reason to do this

1. Show respect for Radke

1a. Teams sell out opening day no matter who is pitching. So start Radke in the opener and you get a sellout. Start Santana on day 2 and you get a sellout because Santana is throwing. So this way the Twins get two sellouts vs one if they pitch Santana day 1 and Radke day 2.
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