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Weekend Links with Jon Marthaler: The Twins at the trade deadline

Posted by: Michael Rand under Twins fans Updated: July 30, 2011 - 11:43 AM

Jon Marthaler bakes up a batch of delicious links just for you. Other times, you can find him here and here. Jon?

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It's Saturday! Rand's on the Great Baseball Road Trip, I'm on the Average Non-Baseball Road Trip, so let's just go straight into the links:

*We begin this week with the baseball trade deadline, which is on the mind of all Twins fans this week as we all try to figure out whether the team should buy, sell, stay put, or try to leave Tsuyoshi Nishioka behind on their current road trip. John "Twins Geek" Bonnes thinks the Twins should consider trading Denard Span for Nationals reliever Drew Storen. I agree 0%, but his reasoning is interesting. Nick Nelson, on the other hand, thinks that the Twins should stay put, and if they make a comeback then great. (I agree 100% with this one.)

*Nelson also thinks that the Twins should quit being so patient with the awful Nishioka, something else I agree with. And while we're at it, Parker Hageman breaks down Michael Cuddyer's pitching, yet another skill in the arsenal of the guy who's been the team MVP this year.

*I've argued with many people about the paying-college-athletes debate, and so I won't go into it any further here. Nevertheless, let me point out that America's greatest sportswriter, Joe Posnanski, agrees with me.

*And finally: Canis Hoopus commenter KGMN went through and put together video clips of his top 68 plays of the Timberwolves season. Be warned that loading all 68 videos will likely make your computer and internet connection groan in pain for awhile, so be careful.

There's also some Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio extras in there, which should get you excited for 2012-2013. The season's only 15 short months away!

 

That's enough for me; enjoy your weekend. It's supposed to be hot, but slightly less hot, and so maybe we can enjoy summer instead of being burned alive, for once.

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