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nicksaviking
05-07-2013, 02:18 PM
The guy's been DFA'd for nearly 24 hours now and I haven't seen one post requesting his services. I thought every time his name came up, a Pavlovian response caused Twins fans to commence drooling.

I guess times have changed since he was last DFA'd. It seemed to me that ever since the Mets told the Twins "No" regarding his availability in a Santana trade, he got ten times more desirable. That of course is the same response I get from my two-year-old when I refuse him something.

Badsmerf
05-07-2013, 02:37 PM
The OF is pretty stacked for the Twins already. I wouldn't mind taking a flier on him if the Twins wanted to give Hicks some time in the minors.

ashburyjohn
05-07-2013, 03:21 PM
He's a corner outfielder, which isn't exactly a position the Twins are crying out to fill. Getting waived twice by age 24 seems like a red flag. But to my eye his minor league stats project to something maybe similar to Willingham eventually, which would be nothing to sneeze at for free.

nicksaviking
05-07-2013, 03:56 PM
I'm pretty blah either way. I just wanted to reminisce about Fernandomania (the lame one, not the one about the fat Dodger 30 years ago).

I suppose getting DFA'd twice by the time you're 24 has something to do with the Mets liking to start the clock early on their prospects. I'm a loudmouth when it comes to the Twins laborious development, but this surely is a cautionary tale.

Of course it took Carlos Gomez six years but he has turned into a really good player. Did anyone notice he is currently leading the NL in average? Stunned.