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If you my interview with Paul Allen this morning at 9:20 on KFAN listen to the podcast (Fan on Demand) now.
The Twins were swept by the Brewers. That’s never a good thing. Yovani Gallardo is really good. How come Ubaldo, Halladay and Gallardo have been the Twins Get-Away opponent’s pitcher the last three series?
Cliff Lee rumors persist. If you believe The Bleacher Report, the Twins and Mariners nearly had a deal in place that would have sent Wilson Ramos, Brian Duensing and a ‘low-level outfielder’ to Seattle. However, when Ramos was injured last week, the deal was put off or delayed. I’m not buying that a deal was imminent. I do believe that they have talked, and I actually believe that the Twins will land the talented lefty in a few more weeks.
Following today’s game, the Twins announced that Brendan Harris had been outrighted to AAA Rochester. Outrighted means that he was placed on waivers and no one claimed him Jason Repko, the centerfielder who signed with the Twins just days before the season started, was called up. Repko has been Rochester’s best player this year. He’s good defensively. I’m told that his defense in CF is comparable to that of Jason Pridie, which says a lot. He’s been up in the big leagues various times over the last four years with the Dodgers, so he is no stranger to the big leagues. What is scary is that the Twins now have an extra outfielder. Does that mean more Michael Cuddyer at 3B? Yikes!
Finally, I wrote a blog entry for Minor League Ball and sent it to the great John Sickels to post as he has time. Keep checking back there to see if it is there.
Sorry about the brevity, but I am heading out of town now and don’t know when I’ll post next. Any thoughts on the Twins, minor leaguers, the Brendan Harris decision (which makes the D’Angelo Jimenez signing confusing), or anything else? Feel free to leave your questions and comments here.