Startribune.com digital sports editor Howard Sinker used to cover the Twins and now shares season tickets with friends in Section 219 of Target Field. He blogs about baseball from the perspective of a long-time fan who loves the game, doesn’t always believe the hype and likes hearing what others think. Howard sometimes talks about sports with Cathy Wurzer on MPR's Morning Edition.

Section 219: My sorta-deep thoughts on Francisco Liriano

Posted by: Howard Sinker under Twins management, Twins pitching Updated: June 21, 2012 - 9:03 AM

Trade him.

Get something that may turn out pretty well for the Twins down the road. If it doesn't, I won't hold current management responsible for what prior management should have done.

Trade him.

The Twins shouldn't take his five post-bullpen-exile starts, all against teams that range from not very good (Pittsburgh) to really, really bad (the Cubs), as anything more than a(nother) indication of what Francisco Liriano will do from time to time -- amid the lengthy, maddening stretches that make him a sucker bet for the long term.

Trade him.

And thank Denard Span for this quite-nice catch that kept us from talking (yet again) about how one bad inning ruined another Liriano start.

Trade him.

And show that video of Denard's catch while you're at it, Terry Ryan.

Trade him.

Three words on Sorta-Deep Thoughts: Worst commercials ever. Bert Blyleven and the singing lottery animals is Gone with the Wind by comparison. (I've been looking for a way to work that into a blog post.)

Trade him.

Anyone want to argue the opposing view? Liriano? Span? Commercials? All opinions welcome.

 

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