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Postby Bosy Billups » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:03 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Morneau's favorite part about playing first base when Francisco Liriano is pitching comes on the rare occasion when a hitter actually gets to him.

"They look at me and say, 'I don't know how I got here,"' Morneau said with a smile.

They seldom do.

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Coming from an actual player should weigh more than what fantasy baseball players (i.e., "expert baseball analysts") speculate. Anyway, pretty awesome for Liriano to get such a write up.

PS - no dis, I'm an expert as well :)
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Postby tomkatt » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:15 am

Liriano has some seriously filthy stuff. I'd like to thank the impatient owner in my league who cut him loose when he was still in the bullpen. ;-D :-°
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Postby Smee » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:27 am

tomkatt wrote:Liriano has some seriously filthy stuff. I'd like to thank the impatient owner in my league who cut him loose when he was still in the bullpen. ;-D :-°


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Postby Secret Avatar » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:43 am

Liriano has some of the nastiest raw stuff I've seen -- better even than Johan's, although he lacks Johan's pinpoint control.
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Postby NZF » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:32 am

It again begs the question, how the hell did he not make the starting rotation at the beginning of the season ahead of Silva or Lohse.

The Twins could have been a lot closer to the Tigers and White Sox if he had.
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Postby Los_Dodgers » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:02 am

He's been fantastic so far. I drafted him in all my leagues and was getting so incredibly impatient because of his extended bullpen time, but it has proved to be completely worth it. He's been a stud. I wonder where he'll be drafted next year..
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Postby Bukoski77 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:45 am

NZF wrote:It again begs the question, how the hell did he not make the starting rotation at the beginning of the season ahead of Silva or Lohse.

The Twins could have been a lot closer to the Tigers and White Sox if he had.



Confidence.

They wanted to let him log a decent amount of innings in lower pressure situations than as the starter so he would come out poised with experience.

Basically making sure he didn’t have any jitters that would lead to a mental lapse.
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Postby NZF » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:48 am

Bukoski77 wrote:
NZF wrote:It again begs the question, how the hell did he not make the starting rotation at the beginning of the season ahead of Silva or Lohse.

The Twins could have been a lot closer to the Tigers and White Sox if he had.



Confidence.

They wanted to let him log a decent amount of innings in lower pressure situations than as the starter so he would come out poised with experience.

Basically making sure he didn’t have any jitters that would lead to a mental lapse.


They did the same thing with Santana in fact there are many similarities between these two guys. I still think their cautious approach with Liriano was unecessary and now they have Baker, Lohse and Silva all suffering from confidence problems.
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Postby Thursday » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:05 am

Dude in my league who drafted him traded him for Craig Wilson and J.C. Romero, both of which he no longer has on his team. :*)
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Postby Apollo » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:27 am

Ugh, I was one of those impatient owners.

Dropping him netted me Otsuka, which has worked out okay... but looking back, I wish I had just dumped Bonds or something.
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