Trading an established hitter for a position the Twins have in abundance?
After reading the weakest minor league report ever posted on TD..
Make sure you dont miss....Garver homers 3 times..
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Clearly Joe Mauer is not worth his contract as a non-catcher. I am sure when he signed that humongous contract,the Twins signed him as a catcher.
I have clamored for years for Joe to play another position, i was wrong.
He is worth way less as a position player.
Now the question, is the contract valid when he refused to play the position he was signed for? If not, I am way willing to see Joe finish his playing days elsewhere.
If Sam Deduno was given half the chance, that Kyle Gibson has, he would be substantially better. Gibson once again lays an egg....two more of these and something will have to be done with him.
Yes at times Gibson has been brilliant....but he can not continue to lay eggs like he did last night...the rest of the season depends on how Gibson pitches, is he hurt?
Hoping the twins wont try to trade him and we go for it this year...
Without him, we dont contend, with him..possible..
1. Starting pitching MUCH better...(keep Correa)
Our starting pitching has been much better, we have an ace now..Gibson is pretty much online..but do expect more short outings..but also long outings..he is getting better...Twins will move Nolasco..to pen..drop Swarzak and bring up May. Pino will be decent for remainder of year, Our Starting rotation will be Ok the rest of the way.
2. Collabello - has matured from his exit, look for him to perform above average the
Put Nolasco in pen, long relief, let Swarzak go or whatever he can be dealt for..box of donuts etc...call May up...
With his second straight sterling performance yesterday, Samuel, proved he is a valuable resource. Interestingly, Deduno before Slama....hmmm
With all the criticism of Deduno, do you really want him to fail?
I am delighted that Twins have found a way to use him and this might be his optimum role.
His stuff is just so good, remember this, when he is on, he can beat anybody,
We need a few more of those, do we not?
I say move Nolasco to pen, call up May.
What you guys think?
What Pino was this? Devoid of confidence, looking terrified?
Trout, Pujols and Hamilton would terrify me too..but you gotta throw it
We see it over and over, a player gets hot, he hits everything, then he slumps a little and it just continues.
Heres what you do, Arcia being the prime target for this, sit him down, two-three games, never let him get into a prolonged slump and let him go for 5+ games whiffing at everything.
Parmalee when he first came back did the same thing..then the slump..not three hits yesterday, in Arcia and Parmalee we have the ideal duo to do this.
Joe needs to sit
Assuming we get the Morales...we have seen, this lineup just became very formidable. One question is, when will Pinto play?
With Suzuki slowing down, I guess Pinto will catch a little more..but wow...tell me who has a better lineup than us, with Morales in the middle!
Also have you noticed Santana looking much better in CF? Im excited about the Minnesota Twins..(Does the State pay Gladden to say that all the time?) MINNESOTA...most of us know where the Twins hail from,
How does that strike you? I am betting you go, that guy (me) is an idiot.
Think about it, we are loaded at AAA with Pitching..
What do we need? We can get it for one of our great young pitchers, but what would you want?
A cf? A ss? a catcher? Hmm..looks like we are pretty stocked..I guess I would take a Power Hitting First Baseman...thoughts?
I have constantly championed Samuel Deduno. Despite his success there are always the detractors, who listen to media instead of making valid observations, maybe they dont watch twins games.
Yesterday was very different Deduno Speak, Dick and Bert were efffusive in their praise for him, hmmmmm..something came down from on high this was in sharp contrast to earlier comments..the players and Andy all gave him huge praise and Andy was right on about him pitching..to be effective and and