First what is good about the Twins?
1 Middle infield Florimon and Dozier....No change needed, Florimon needs to hit more but if he doesnt his defense warrants his inclusion
2 3b- Plouffe didnt have great numbers but I think his hitting is passable...we dont have to make a change here...I would like to see Mauer trained to play 3rd...also Mauer in outfield....would be great, can he play center? I wouldnt bet against him..he certainly can be a lead off hitter
ready -1b, of, or SS
Choice of 2aa prospect
and A Prospect
What do you think? One thing I wouldnt do is take pitching unless there was a guy that blew me away...(twins have invested heavily in pitching in drafts and trades, now build the rest of the team
Not only was he bad in start 2, he wasnt that good in start one
Maybe he will be ok one day, but dont hold your breath
Ryan actually giviing up actual value for a trade?
Too many rookies playing?
No much more strange than these...ready?
Ok, here goes...
We have a Decent Starting Rotation!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you think we could ever say that this year?
Albers has shown the constituency the Twins say they are looking for. Can the twins resist the pressure to bring Gibson up, or will they do the right thing and bring Albers up?
Arcia made my post of yesterday look like complete stupidity, heres hoping to look stupid for the rest of the season!
I have been following AR since Elizabethton and have eagerly anticipated his ascension, but until he can quit waving at Big League Pitching, I say wave goodbye to him.
The fact that GH did not lose this team is incredible, 10 straight losses, horrible starting pitching, lack of clutch hitting, I too have had my doubts about GH, but this year he has been excellent.
Keep Gardy as long as he wants to stay, he deserves it
I hope I can quit saying this soon, but once again Sam Deduno proves not only that he belongs but he can be dominant.
He is the best starter on the Twins staff (ok I know thats not saying much)
When i hear the self aggrandizing pundits proclaim, that we are desperate, to have to use the likes of Deduno and Walters...I almost puke and this shows
their complete lack of knowledge.
Walters maybe, but Deduno can be great if the Twins just let him.
Nobody is more interested in Oswaldo than me, but the Pitchers in the Big leagues, have discovered his weakness and are exploiting it....
Send him down, take the pressure off of him.....he will be back up and better for it..
Only thing, do we have anybody to replace him?
Question: Why does the DR pitch Deduno in the Championship game?
Answer: Simple, they want to win! (what a concept!)
Deduno would be no worse than the Twins 2nd best Pitcher and very possibly could be the best, what do the Twins have to lose? Their repuation for smart?
Think of Deduno as a knucleballer and that might help you to deal with his erratic pitching..but remember this, he can beat anybody anytime, can you really say that about Correia and company?
If the Twins send Hicks to Rochester this will send a very poor message to their fans. Mainly, Team politics are more important than winning.
The base is excitied about Hicks. After today, its hard to imagine the Twins without him. Keeping him on the big team would send very positive messages about the organization and their will to win, not always salvage the dollar. It would also be a big signal to their young players, prove you are good enough and we wont worry about the money