The Twins have made more moves after the deadline

The Twins have made more moves after the deadline


The Twins have made more moves after the deadline


So the Twins made their big trade at the deadline, trading for Matt Capps, who I still haven’t really seen pitch, due to my own other obligations. Since then, however, they have managed to lose both Jose Mijares and Ron Mahay to injury, so they needed to grab the best available lefty relievers. They did so by picking up Randy Flores the other day from Colorado.That should help a bit. He’s actually not much of a LOOGY, because he doesn’t pitch that effectively to lefties, but it’s a fresh arm, unspoiled by Gardenhire.
That would have been all well and good, but the Twins went ahead and added another former Rockie, Brian Fuentes, who recently pitched for the Angels. He was the league leader in saves last year, but that’s not particularly telling, as he has a penchant for being streaky. He was chased out of Colorado after losing the closers role there, and after a rough outing in the ALCS, Angels fans have started booing Fuentes. That said, he too will provide some good depth for a squad, like any, that needs it in the bullpen. Well done again, Bill Smith, even if your hand was forced by injury.

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