Francisco Liriano Making Strides In Winter Ball

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire got some very encouraging news about one of his pitchers yesterday. Francisco Liriano is reportedly throwing pellets in winter ball. ôI just got a report that heÆs throwing the living fire out of the ball down in the Dominican (Republic),ö the Twins manager said through the St. Paul Pioneer Press . ôHe threw eight innings the other day, and his fastball was 92 to 94 (mph) and his slider was filthy. ThatÆs a really good thing, because he can be the bonus if we can get him on track.ö Not only can Liriano be a bonus to have, but he could potentially be the ace the Twins need. I am a firm believer that unless you have a lineup that can just bludgeon teams night after night (the Big Red Machine of the 1970Æs comes to mind), you need an ace to win ...

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