I wonder if Redmond will build a team in Miami starting with the Jays prospects he took in trade and will actually stay there a while. Remember he knows those prospects better than most cause he managed in Jays system this year...
I'm not sure if I agree that things would need to deteriorate quickly with the Marlins for that to happen. That franchise, for some reason, seems very adept at identifying talented young managers who do find success. The problem for the Marlins is that most them find success after being chewed up and spit out by the Marlins. Girardi's successor only lasted a little over three years before getting the boot too. I'm guessing Redmond lasts 2-3 years. Time will only tell, but I think he'll be a very good manager and eventually will come back and manage the Twins.
Hmmm.... that's an interesting thought. Things would need to deteriorate quickly with the Marlins for that to happen - or else the Twins would need to pay a ransom for him, I suppose.
I understand the medical staff were unable to find a heartbeat on the field Wednesday.
Twinslover, I agree. He should not have returned until he started to hit. Why even bother sending him to Rochester in the first place if 0-8 is good enough to get you back in the everyday lineup. I don't like the message it sends. 0-8 is ok and 0-12 for the twins is acceptable now at the major lead level. I remember Plouffe hitting two balls hard out of those twelve, but it missses the point. You have to earn your time in the majors. If you need more flexibility, promote Florimon, give Parmelee some time at third.
We are in the midst of a losing season, but we still have to try and win games. Does a guy that doesn't have a hit in a month, give us a better shot at a win this game or are there other options? Let's experiment a little. Masty at 2B. At least he has proven he can hit.
Originally Posted by Nick Nelson
what difference does it make whether he's shaking off the rust in Rochester or Minnesota? The alternative is shifting Carroll to third and writing another punchless middle infielder into the lineup.
That's pretty much my point, the complete lack of depth in this organization is pathetic and I get that the team is going nowhere this season, but like Herm Edwards once said, "Hello, you play to win the game." I just don't understand how promoting Nishioka or bringing back Plouffe before he might be ready helps the team win. Everybody keeps talking about the future and next year or 2014, but there are still games to be played this season and the purpose of every team in major league baseball is to win games. The rest of this season still matters to fans, players, coaches, and other employees of this franchise.
First of all, I don't think he's looked that bad. He's had some hard-hit liners find gloves in the outfield. Second, what difference does it make whether he's shaking off the rust in Rochester or Minnesota? The alternative is shifting Carroll to third and writing another punchless middle infielder into the lineup.
Yeah, I agree. What he get, two games of rehab in and whithout a hit? How about at a week of rehab or hitting the cover off the ball in rehab, whichever happens first before returning.
Agree with most of your thinking. Signing two pitchers of that caliber seems very unlikely. One of those three would fare will enough. I think it's too early to make a decision on Blackburn. After the season ends, the Twins should have a pretty good idea of how to move forward. His 2013 salary is so daunting that if Minnesota can see any glimpse of hope, they should hold on to him.