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Francisco Liriano Frustrated

Posted on: July 17, 2008 3:37 pm

Ken Rosenthal spoke to Francisco Liriano's agent, Greg Genske.  The 24 year-old lefty is frustrated that he's still at Triple A, and Genske has contacted the Players' Association about filing a grievance.  The union will investigate.  Liriano is now dominating in the minors.

Rosenthal says Liriano's arbitration year has already been pushed back by his time in the minors.  Twins GM Bill Smith denies any shady money-saving tactics, saying "our starters are all doing the job."

Most likely, the Twins would be an improved team by replacing Livan Hernandez in the rotation with Liriano.  But this isn't the first time the Twins have chosen veteran mediocrity or worse over promising young players.


Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2008 12:24 am

Francisco Liriano Frustrated

If your saying you agree i also agree, the liriano is better than hernadez, but hernadez eats a lot of innings up. Noy only does that keep your relievers fresh, but also liriano is coming off an injuy and who knows how many innings he can last (i would think he has been on a limited pitch count.) Maybe they want him to be fresh for a playoff run. Dont show his stuff to the major leaguers, but when do you call him up and who do you replace? I think the obvious answer is hernandez, hopefully they can get someone for him cause thats a lot of money for the twins to be paying a AAA starter!

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2008 5:03 pm

Ruben do you have the twins phone number?



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