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FIRE RYAN NOW! Willingham Traded To KC!

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Posted: 8/11/2014 6:22 PM

FIRE RYAN NOW! Willingham Traded To KC! 


Just got the alert from the Score. Twins trade Willingham to KC for minor league pitcher Jason Adam.

WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU DOING TERRY! Never EVER trade within the division! Obviously we didn't learn our lesson after trading Delmon Young to the Tigers.

I've had it with this BS. Terry Ryan has to go NOW!
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Posted: 8/11/2014 7:01 PM

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Lighten up my friend! Its for 2 months rental and then the Hammer is a FA, does it really matter? Will it make a difference of where the Twins end up? I hope the guy hits 5 homers against this tattered pitching staff coming up. Hope they can pass up the TIGGERS and Hammer gets to the playoffs.

  Finally decided to post on this site again, read it everyday and held back from getting in brians and insagts discussionsbiggrin

 BTW, they need to fire more than just Ryan, start there and keep going, Gardy and Anderson for sure, give the reigns to Molitor and see what he can do, that or just clean the whole clubhouse of management, need fresh faces...but we been saying that for 3 years now.

Worse than all this the great Robin Williams has taken his own life, very sad! Prayers to his loved ones, have had family members that have taken the same road. Depression is a very tough thing....

Last edited 8/11/2014 7:03 PM by 02Heritage

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Posted: 8/11/2014 7:30 PM

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I'm not exactly afraid to face Willingham in a Royals uniform.  Someone wanted him and we don't need him and he's gone at the end of the year.  It's a good deal.  It would have been good if we got a bag of cracker jacks.
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Posted: 8/11/2014 7:35 PM

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I know it's not a big deal where ever he goes but still...it's an unwritten rule, you never ever trade with a rival. I'm all for Gardy and Anderson to be gone, and Molitor taking control. I've been wanting Molly to be in charge for years now....but it's not a secret how much I dislike Terry Ryan. The man is overrated, the game has passed him by YEARS ago. He needs to go away, and go away for good...not just take another position within the organization like before, but actually GO AWAY!
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Posted: 8/11/2014 7:45 PM

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Agreed! Like I said TR isnt the only one that needs to go, I kind of doubt TR will be let go, he should be though, I wouldnt be surprised if they let them all stay, maybe force Anderson out, I hope there is more to go as well...

 Hammer I really wish him well, I would like to see him finish strong, seems to be a good guy and who wouldnt want the Royals to unseat the TIGGERS, nobody would have predicted such to happen.
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Posted: 8/11/2014 8:18 PM

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ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote:
It would have been good if we got a bag of cracker jacks.
Well, that's pretty much what we got. 

I don't know - I know Willingham is not part of our future and this season is "lost" but I'd have been in favor of letting him play it out here instead of giving him away to anyone, much less a divisional foe.  I didn't know we still owed KC a favor...

Let's just say it was unimaginative.
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Posted: 8/11/2014 10:22 PM

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As a Royals fan I can tell you that the fan base is very excited about acquiring Willingham, the OBP but especially the RH power that the Royals sorely need. Hosmer is out for another month so Willingham will likely play every day.

Adam projects as a possible solid reliever, and the Royals take on the salary. It's about what you'd expect for a month and a half of Willingham. I think this might be only the second deal that the teams have done in their history. Also a couple weeks ago the Royals acquired Hendricks from TOR for Valencia, a funny trade of former Twins. Valencia has turned into a weapon against LHP, but Yost wanted someone with defensive flexibility. Hendricks is putting up big numbers in AAA but we know what he does on a major league mound.

I really think the Twins are gonna clean house after this year. The good news is they have some good young pieces coming along and will have plenty of payroll room to supplement them, but fans have to be patient while those young guys get experience.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 7:19 AM

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TWins had to make a roster spot for Mauer. It wasn't that bad a move. They were figuring to lose Josh at trade deadline and they also weren't expecting to get much for him even then. He also may not be in KC's plans next season so trading him to a division foe really isn't that dire...given that the Twins will be a last place team for the 4th straight season...barring any unexpected Epiphany.
Hey the Yanks and Red Sox exchange players....that would seem to be anathema by anyones thinking....so I'm OK with this move.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 7:40 AM

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Who cares at this point... He's a FA at the end of the year.

Twins therotically save money for someone else
Losers whine about their best...... Winners go home and        %##%# the prom queen.
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