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Should the Twins have jettisoned Sean Burroughs so soon?

Twins blogger Nick Nelson argues Minnesota didn't give infielder Sean Burroughs a fair shake this year. Burroughs was let go Tuesday in favor of backup catcher Drew Butera.
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Twins blogger Nick Nelson argues Minnesota didn't give infielder Sean Burroughs a fair shake this year. Burroughs was let go Tuesday in favor of backup catcher Drew Butera.

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