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  1. JB's Avatar
    Those guys obviously helped get St. Louis through the playoffs. That's the one place Punto just couldn't get it done alone.
  2. TwinsRubes's Avatar
    I tried guys, I really did. Punto will never be the next Albert Pujols, poor guy. Red Sox may win the WS though - if they do I'm going to reevaluate this.
  3. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Yes, it was Nick Punto who was the "winner" with the Cardinals... not Pujols, or Carpenter, or Berkman, or, or, or...
  4. JB's Avatar
    Clearly Punto was the leader of this team, and that is what we were missing last year. Prediction: Red Sox win the World Series.
  5. TwinsArmChairGM_Jon's Avatar
    Ben Revere's offseason football throwing program really changed him. I don't even recognize him anymore from that picture.
  6. John Bonnes's Avatar
    As you look at the Twins offseason, this is the one place they clearly improved. Nice to see
  7. Todd G's Avatar
    "what's not to like about Revere?"

    1) His weak arm.
    2) His low OBP.
  8. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Very good post. I really liked this move from the beginning. He also provides depth at two other positions besides SS, which is nice. I am hoping that his slugging goes up a little bit with the Target Field gaps.
  9. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    Nice summary of an under analyzed move by the Twins this year; I worry sometimes that his solid OBP is more of a result of hitting ahead of the pitcher's spot in the NL (which may partially account for his meager runs scored total last year--especially if the Dodgers pitchers/lead off hitters struggled--they were the Dodgers so...).

    For statistically inept bloggers like me, my biggest hope is that Carroll's offers plenty of "old guy" joke material (especially now that Thome's gone). For example: Jamey Carroll's so old that he has a MedicAlert bracelet for the times when he dives for a ground ball and can't get up."
  10. terencemann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by righty8383
    I don't want to see Revere in center or LF on a regular basis. He should be limited to pinch runner and spot starter. His arm is too much of a liability. Do you remember last year when AJ Pierzyski scored the winning run from 2nd base on a line drive to center. Revere made the throw on 5 hops and AJ scored easily standing up. The arm is more of a liability that some people understand. Lets say he cuts off a hit to the gap that nobody else would've got to, the hitter gets a double anyway because Revere can't get the ball back to the infield quick enough.

    Offensively, his speed is his only asset. He needs to be able to get his OBP over .350 to be worth having in the lineup IMO. The farthest I've seen him hit a ball was that shot in Detroit when he tried to get an inside the park HR. That ball went about 350 in the air. His lack of power allows outfielders to come way in and take away the short singles. Ultimately Benson will be the best option for CF. His overall defense is better than Revere and he is more productive offensively. Some may say Benson is not quite ready and I will say, neither is Revere. The only difference is Revere will never be unless he can drag bunt and take more walks.
    I'm totally with you on this. The best spot for Revere is not anywhere in the starting lineup (which means we'll probably see a lot of him leading off and playing left or center)..
  11. righty8383's Avatar
    I don't want to see Revere in center or LF on a regular basis. He should be limited to pinch runner and spot starter. His arm is too much of a liability. Do you remember last year when AJ Pierzyski scored the winning run from 2nd base on a line drive to center. Revere made the throw on 5 hops and AJ scored easily standing up. The arm is more of a liability that some people understand. Lets say he cuts off a hit to the gap that nobody else would've got to, the hitter gets a double anyway because Revere can't get the ball back to the infield quick enough.

    Offensively, his speed is his only asset. He needs to be able to get his OBP over .350 to be worth having in the lineup IMO. The farthest I've seen him hit a ball was that shot in Detroit when he tried to get an inside the park HR. That ball went about 350 in the air. His lack of power allows outfielders to come way in and take away the short singles. Ultimately Benson will be the best option for CF. His overall defense is better than Revere and he is more productive offensively. Some may say Benson is not quite ready and I will say, neither is Revere. The only difference is Revere will never be unless he can drag bunt and take more walks.
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