I understand being careful with Bailey. I understand pitch counts. But I do think part of holding him back is an organization that is spooked because of its failure to develop starting pitching over the past 20 years. At a certain point you've got to say "We're in a pennant race, and it's time to jump in the water."
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Milton can opt out of his deal if he chooses. Some brainwashing is in order.
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Krivsky's made a number of questionable moves throughout the organization this season, but I do believe his main strength and asset is developing young pitching in the minor league system. Krivsky's protection and development of Homer Bailey, including having Mario Soto work with Bailey in spring training, is most definitely not one of his questionable moves this season.
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He made two brilliant pickups with Arroyo and Phillips and added Scott Hatteberg as a nifty (though of late overexposed and improperly deployed) bit of help. He also picked two staggering surprises, to me at least, in Dave Ross and Kyle Lohse. Eddie Guardado was working out like gangbusters until he got injured (though admittedly how much he had left in his arm was an issue when the trade went down) and Scott Schoeneweis has been a nice grab (and the NL probably won't catch up with his wrinkles until next season).
Now, I wouldn't bank on Ross and Lohse keeping up their level of play next year and Hatteberg's certainly showing his limits too, but aside from one really bad trade (and how often does a GM make the best and worst trades in the league in the same year?) Krivsky's done pretty well by the franchise.
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Good post, M2.
I'll add that any attempts to compare Krivsky and Ryan are probably doomed in the first place. Ryan had the luxury of following, for lack of a better term, the Dan O'Brien plan. By the time the Twins were ready to compete (after Ryan had already been on the job 5+ years), it was his team. Krivsky's trying to win now with a flawed team he inherited. Apples and oranges.
This offseason will give us a much clearer picture of what type of ballclub he wants to build, although I don't think it's any big secret.
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Well, Liriano left the Twins game today after 2 innings after apparently re-injuring the left elbow. I'm surprised they didn't shut the kid down for the year.
I wonder if this will make Krvisky more gunshy w/regards to Homer?
You know ive said all along it would be impossible to see Bailey this season......
but with this?? Is it too late to get him up here.. and wheres Rameriz?
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I think we should keep Bailey shut down. I'd rather make do with a a committee of pitchers for the few times we need a 5th starter. I'm not nearly as glum as some regarding that option. I would hate to cause later problems for Bailey calling him up now.