AllDay wrote: Yoda wrote:
AllDay wrote:At the beginning of the year Liriano was expected to be with the big club all year long. No, you wouldn't send your best SP down to the minors at the beginning of the year and keep him there until the All Star break just to save a million bucks.
However, he wasn't ready and he did need to go spend some time in the minors to shake off the rust. Now the Twins have a decision to make, and they will certainly consider the million bucks they could save by simply delaying a decision by a few weeks.
The Twins are my favorite team, and I have no problem admitting they look for ways to save money. Saving the money isn't the sole determining factor - but it is certainly a part of the equation. You are absolutely wrong in scoffing at that concept, and your reasoning that 'They didn't seem too concerned about saving money when they trotted him out there earlier in the year' is just sheer ignorance.
If he was ready to pitch in MLB, then he would be up by now. While teams are cautious throwing millions at free agents, if you look around you never see teams holding players down in the minors because of money. If they feel someone is even remotely ready to contribute then they'll call him up. Especially the ones with experience.
Super 2 is a rumor conjured up by the media. It would be utterly stupid for any organization to waste his bullets in the minors if he is ready to pitch up in the majors. And as a fan, why would you want to risk an injury to an injury prone pitcher? Anyway...
Well there really isn't an open spot in the rotation at the moment - so Liriano 'just being ready' isn't the only factor being weighed here.
How are you going to know when he is 'ready' anyways? You're already on record saying minor league performance doesn't mean a thing.
As a fan, I realize that a player can be injured in the minors just as easily as he can be injured in the majors. The risk is there in the minors as well as the majors. As a fan, am I supposed to be hoping they shut him down and store him in a house made of marshmallows away from sharp objects?
How do you know if he is ready? String together a few dominant starts like he has. He's probably ready to be tested.
You are taking something I said out of context. Minor league performance does matter but not for someone like Liriano who already graduated AAA years ago. If you can't see the difference between what I am saying in regards to minor league performance between someone who's had MLB success such as Liriano versus someone who hasn't then I do not know what else to tell you.
And yes, when I posted that he was getting bombed, he in fact was getting bombed every other start. Since then he went back to his old delivery which caused his arm to blow out half way through the season. We'll see at the end of the season what happens.
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