The Miner Part 2 wrote:well it's only a 4 man rotation correct?
Nope. With the off day tomorrow, though, Baker can be skipped, but this is still a five man rotation.
i definetly dont see silva or radke being able to pitch well enough to be .500 pitchers, not in this division.
Well then, go ahead and ignore Radke's 2.09 and 3.24 June and July ERA, including 5 of his last 6 being quality starts, two of which against the Indians and WSox.
and i defenitly dont see liriano keeping up this pace. he's on pace for over 200 innings right? the guy has never gone over 130 and he threw that much once.
Liriano has thrown just 107 thus far. He averages about 35 a month so he should end the year around 180. By keeping him in the bullpen until mid-May they preserved his arm for this pennant race. By the way, last season Liriano threw 191.1 innings combined in AA/AAA/MLB, and in '04 he threw 156.2 in A+/AA.
also the twins have never been buyers so im not sure why anyone would expect them to be now.
How quick you forget the Rick Reed and Todd Jones deadline acquisitions in 2001 and Shannon Stewart and Jesse Orosco in 2003. They also got Nathan/Liriano/Bonser in a deal with SF, but that was an offseason deal, so I'm not sure if you want to count that; but that deal certainly has 'bought' them a playoff birth this season.