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Brad Radke Set to Retire Today

Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:16 am

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Brad Radke will announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday.

The Twins tried to get the 34-year-old Radke to give it one more try, but he didn't feel he could continue pitching without undergoing shoulder surgery. "It'll be a sad day because he's not going to be pitching for us anymore," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "And it's also going to be a great day because he's done so much for our organization. He started with us, and he never left us. That's something our organization is very, very proud of."
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:37 am

Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:00 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D


Yea he is from the Tampa area, played his HS ball here. We were hoping for him to come here during his FA last time he was a FA. Very underrated pitcher and as u said a class guy who stayed with the same team his while career.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:11 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D

Bagwell... Radke... There just aren't many of them anymore.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:13 pm

JTWood wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D

Bagwell... Radke... There just aren't many of them anymore.


Jeter ;-D
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:29 pm

acsguitar wrote:
JTWood wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D

Bagwell... Radke... There just aren't many of them anymore.


Jeter ;-D


As much as i hate the Yankees and Jeter i have to agree Jeter is a class guy and does what he says and lays it all out. I hate him, but much respect.
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Postby Matthias » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:59 pm

Respect to Radke. Stuck with the Twins through some very lean years. And even in the good years, it was rarely a perfect situation for him as he never felt comfortable being called the staff, "ace" even when he was the clear #1.

It is great when a good player never has to change jerseys. Hope you land some lunkers in retirement, Brad. You've earned them.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:03 pm

acsguitar wrote:
JTWood wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D

Bagwell... Radke... There just aren't many of them anymore.


Jeter ;-D


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Postby The Cow » Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:52 pm

Darn it, someone would always waste a pick on him. Now that pick may actually go to someone that can help a team. At least someone will still draft Eric Milton.

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Postby Yoda » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:41 pm

ChipperJonesFanatic wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
JTWood wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days. ;-D

Bagwell... Radke... There just aren't many of them anymore.


Jeter ;-D


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