Thursday, April 21, 2011

Matt Guerrier

Sent: 3/19/11
Received: 4/21/11
Time: 33 Days
Address: c/o Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training
Item Sent: 2009 Topps, 2010 Topps Update
Item Received: 2009 Topps, 2010 Topps Update.  Both signed in blue Sharpie.

I'm a huge Matt Guerrier fan, so this is a pretty special return for me.  He came to the Twins as an underdog.  He was a minor league free agent who had been cut loose by both the White Sox and Pirates organizations.  He came up to the Twins as a garbage-time long reliever and picked up a few spot starts.  Within two years, he had elevated himself to one of the American League's premier set-up men.  He wasn't a flashy strikeout guy, and he often made things interesting, but he got the job done more often than not.  Of all the guys the Twins lost this offseason, Matty Guerrier is the guy I miss the most. 

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