Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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If Ron Gardenhire had it his way, Glen Perkins would be an All-Star. There's no rule saying a manager can't vote for his own player, and Gardenhire does indeed fill out a ballot. But there's only so much one manager can do to get his player onto the All-Star team. "He's got my vote," Gardenhire said of Perkins. "His numbers match up. They're right at the top as far as closers go." Even though he's pitching for a Twins team that is in fourth place in the American League Central entering the weekend, Perkins has 20 saves this year, which ranks 11th in all of baseball. He's blown just two saves and has a WHIP of 0.79, which is lower than all 10 closers who have more saves than he does. Perkins will certainly have some competition among American League closers when the rosters are announced Saturday. Orioles closer Jim Johnson leads the AL with 29 saves, while Mariano Rivera and former Twins closer Joe Nathan each have 28. Some of Perkins' peripheral numbers, however, are better than th...
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