Posted at 2:48 PM on August 25, 2008
by Steve Rudolph
I had planned to rant about how the weary arms in the bullpen are the Twins' Achilles heel and debate whether Bill Smith or Ron Gardenhire are more to blame for the team's problems. I'm going to take a deep breath and save that for another day.
Why? The front office finally did something to support the players on the field that have exceeded every expectation and have the Twins in the playoff hunt - they acquired former-Twin Eddie Guardado from the Rangers
Eddie isn't the same pitcher that saved 36 games for the Mariners in 2005, but he's a better option for the eight inning than anyone on the roster or in Class-AAA Rochester.
I'm not ready to jump back on the bandwagon, but I'm a little less depressed than I was after this weekend's games in Anaheim.
The Twins have not announced who Guardado will replace on the 25-man roster. My guess is that they'll dump Adam Everett, but Boof Bonser is also a strong possibility especially after having another shaky appearance on Saturday.
What say ye Twins fans? Is Everyday Eddie the missing piece?