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So.... Is Liriano gonna start?

Postby Don G. » Sat May 13, 2006 10:48 am

I'm debating whether to pick this guy up or not. I'd like to have him on my team but I'd prefer to know that he's gonna start. It seems like those plans have been put on hold.
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Postby benjapage » Sat May 13, 2006 10:50 am

he def. shouldn't be on WW. he should boost your K and ratios regardless of his role, but i would guess he'll be inserted into the rotation within the next month.

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Postby Ursa » Sat May 13, 2006 10:50 am

Lohse bought himself another start with his recent effort at Texas, but it may only be temporary. He isn't Gardenhire's blue-eyed boy. Silva and Radke both have had lousy starts and either could be dropped from the rotation, though it would be tough to drop Radke.

As a Twins homer, I'd virtually guarantee that Liriano is starting by the ASB.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Sun May 14, 2006 1:29 pm

You should find a way to get this guy on your roster. He should be starting after the break (and maybe sooner).

Then again, maybe Gardenhire's just keeping him around as motivation. With Liriano hovering over his shoulder, Lohse did a passable impersonation of a major-league pitcher at Texas the other day. Next up: Silva and his vaunted 8.00+ ERA vs. the White Sox. Stay tuned ...
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Postby nuggets » Sun May 14, 2006 1:41 pm

the precursor I'm looking for is another lefty arm in Minnys pen, or for the Twins to make the decision they can't make the playoffs and go w/o a lhp in the pen.
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Sun May 14, 2006 10:37 pm

Silva actually RAISED his ERA from 8.23 to 8.80 with a sparkling 6 earned runs (8 runs total) in 3.1 innings.

When is Minnesota gonna get a clue?
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Postby Htr10 » Mon May 15, 2006 12:21 am

There's also still a chance that Liriano could get into the rotation if Radke gets moved to a rotation-depleted team like the Mets who might be willing to give some value for a starter that can eat up some innings. Again, that's something that probably couldn't happen until closer to the ASB.
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Postby nuggets » Mon May 15, 2006 1:42 pm

Or because Silva got even worse 8-o

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Carlos Silva's struggles have landed him in the Twins bullpen. A night after giving up eight runs – six earned – in 3 1/3 innings against the White Sox, manager Ron Gardenhire told the Associated Press that Francisco Liriano would be elevated to the starting rotation, while Silva would be put in the bullpen in attempt to get him on the right track.
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Postby benjapage » Mon May 15, 2006 2:05 pm

wait, WHAT?! is it on? please tell me it's on. tell me it's on.

it IS ON!!!!

rotoworld reports:

Francisco Liriano - R - Twins


Francisco Liriano will move into the rotation and start Friday against the Brewers.
He'll be replacing Carlos Silva. If Liriano was somehow dropped in your mixed league, grab him now. He'll be on a rather low pitch count initially, so he may not be all that valuable right off. However, he could easily be one of the top 10 or 15 starters in the AL over the rest of the season. May. 15 - 1:25 pm et


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Postby sportsguy138 » Mon May 15, 2006 7:26 pm

benjapage wrote:wait, WHAT?! is it on? please tell me it's on. tell me it's on.

it IS ON!!!!

rotoworld reports:

Francisco Liriano - R - Twins


Francisco Liriano will move into the rotation and start Friday against the Brewers.
He'll be replacing Carlos Silva. If Liriano was somehow dropped in your mixed league, grab him now. He'll be on a rather low pitch count initially, so he may not be all that valuable right off. However, he could easily be one of the top 10 or 15 starters in the AL over the rest of the season. May. 15 - 1:25 pm et


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well blantons been struggling.. so its worth to take a shot at this guy.. just picked him up hopefully he has a good first start ;-D
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