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Tyner Signs with Indians; Gardy Attempts Humor

Apparently, the Indians have gone ahead and signed Tyner.  Gardy had an interesting reaction.

“They must’ve been one home run shy of their quota.” – Gardenhire, when asked about former Twin Jason Tyner signing with the Indians
This is the sound of me falling off my chair, laughing. It seems to me that teams usually like to get players from a division rival in order to glean information about the team that isn’t necessarily apparent from watching film.

The White Sox immediately got better at competing with the Twins when they got their grubby mitts on AJ. Maybe he made a bigger difference because 1) he was good, and 2) he was a catcher. But Tyner was one of Gardenhire’s boyfriends, and spent plenty of time on the bench with Gardy, presumably learning all the secrets with the ultimate plan of selling them on the AL Central black market. He surely knew it was his only chance to score another contract.

My only hope is that Gardy knows so little about what he’s doing that Tyner’s nefarious knowledge won’t help our rivals. It’s a good thing he’s so blase about the possibility though.

And no, I don’t think I’m overreacting. Thanks for asking.


3 Comments so far

  1. Texas February 25th, 2008 12:22 am

    I think most of Gardy’s attempts at humour back fire miserably. Guys I’m serious about that intervention, anyone else on board!

  2. Grizz February 25th, 2008 1:13 pm

    It’s a really good thing we had Tyner in the lineup all the time, because we did need only 1 more home run. Oh wait, we needed about 75 more home runs. Why would we ever let a guy like Tyner go? I mean come on, he hustles. He’s got that going for him.

  3. sirsean February 25th, 2008 1:23 pm

    Well, when Tyner hits 70 homers for Cleveland’s AAA affiliate this season, we can slap our collective foreheads.

    Actually, I’ll be rooting for that to happen. It’d pretty much ensure that Tyner won’t be returning to the Twins.

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