Taylor's Twins Talk

Focusing on the Twins, with a few ramblings on other things that catch my attention

Monday, August 21, 2006

Evening Wrap Up

A few jottings from this night off:

1.) I'm not sure what to root for in this White Sox/Tigers series. So long as the Twins do their job, and win at least 2 of 3 in Baltimore, any result is pretty much a good result. Watching the Tigers beat up on Jose Contreras tonight, though, I realized that I would like a Tigers sweep more than anything, to give the Twins a chance to build a lead in the Wild Card going into this weekend's series with the Sox in Chicago. Plus, it's always fun to see the White Sox lose games.

2.) ESPN is reporting that David Wells cleared waivers. If you're the Red Sox, do you take the plunge and deal him when the rest of your rotation is in trouble? Certainly, losing 5 straight at home to the hated Yankees proves that things are rough. The Red Sox are done, and I think they should very seriously consider any offer they receive. This isn't their year.

3.) One time can be passed off as a problem with the player, twice seems like a pattern. I'm referring, of course, to the confrontation between John Gibbons (manager of the Blue Jays) and Ted Lilly, detailed here. Sources suggest that Gibbons pushed first. Ron Gardenhire defended Gibbons the last time this happened, but I don't think anyone will be defending him this time. I give Gibbons 3 days before he's out of a job. Or at least, he should be; managers can't go around pushing players, no matter what the player did. This clubhouse certainly appears to be in disarray.


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