Tragedy in Minnesota

Picking up Carl Pavano is defensible, but this was not:

To make room for Pavano, knuckleballing reliever R.A. Dickey was optioned to Triple-A.

This is a dark, dark day.


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Kelly
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Kelly

Blasphemy!

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

All things considered, the farther away he is from Yankee Stadium, the better. Dickey should be picked up by the pinstripes

Colin
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Colin

And just to make matters worse, RJ Swindle was also DFAd today.

Chris Simonds
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Chris Simonds
Their numbers (I know, I know, one’s a starter and one’s a reliever) are comparable except Pavano gives up more homers per inning and hence has an ERA almost a point higher, but maybe Minnesota felt the need of starting help more than relief help, though I don’t see it myself, but, but….. THIS IS JUST BAD KARMA and the Twins have cursed themselves out of any kind good fortune for the rest of the year. How can you send down a knucleballer for Carl Pavano? If they don’t bring back RA when rosters expand, they are dead to me.… Read more »
Amos
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Amos

As a Twins fan it’s a dark day because Liriano wasn’t exiled back to the farm.  Here’s hoping Liriano replaces Dickey in the ‘pen.

ecp
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ecp

As usual, Yankees fans think they have automatic first rights to everything.  Dickey was optioned, not waived or DFA’d.  The Yankess can’t just “pick him up.”

Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

Way to generalize, ecp.

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

Jason, thanks for coming to my defense. Besides, we only buy our enemies to set them straight, and a knuckleballer doesn’t faze us (i.e. Wakefield most of the past few years).
BTW thanks for the graphics this morning, I only listen on the radio but John was having a more-difficult-than-usual time calling the play by play.

jwb
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jwb

That’s R.J. Swindle, not R.A. Dickey, who was DFAed. Swindle was claimed on waivers by the Rays, who then DFAed Jon Meloan. . .

daOldGuy
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daOldGuy

Sounds like we may be getting Dickey back up soon – the TV guys were saying he will go right to the rotation in Rochester to stretch out his arm a bit and be ready to help the Twins rotation. And could they use it!

jwb
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jwb

And now the Rays have DFAed Swindle to make roster space for Russ Springer, whom they claimed off waivers from the A’s. . .

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