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  1. MWLFan's Avatar
    Beresford was my favorite Snapper SS over the years, you wouldn't think he would be much of a player to look at him but he made the plays and seemed to really have control of the infield. See where he is playing 2b now, has he put on any weight? He was a pretty skinny guy back here.
  2. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    Rock Cats close out the victory, win 5-3. Hicks, 2-for-3 with a HR and a double, 2 RBIs. Now batting .308.
    Deibinson Romero, 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs.
    Evan Bigley, Chris Colabello and James Beresford also with hits.
    No errors.
  3. rogrulz30's Avatar
    Looks like Marquis pitched well too, 2 Runs 8 IP, that is a good sign.
  4. rogrulz30's Avatar
    Just bought a sweet Hicks autographed hat on ebay the other day for $6.00, hopefully he can fulfill what some people have called a pretty talented player.
  5. Thrylos's Avatar
    The Miracle has a hand-written board at the concourse as well. Not sure about Rochester. I've only been at their away games
  6. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MWLFan
    The Snappers have a large board on the grandstand behind home plate with the lineups and the current League Standing on them. Thanks for the update and you sounded good on with Seth the otehr night. Keep it up.
    I love the hand-written board. Very authentic and old-school. No tweeting of the lineups in New Britain! Thanks for the encouragement, too!
  7. MWLFan's Avatar
    The Snappers have a large board on the grandstand behind home plate with the lineups and the current League Standing on them. Thanks for the update and you sounded good on with Seth the otehr night. Keep it up.
  8. nicksaviking's Avatar
    In response to the question regarding a .500 record or trading for vets for 'specs, I think there's no debate. Fans are already on the ledge, a .500 record isn't going to appease anyone, might as well try to reload with some near MLB ready arms that actually have some upside and a K/9 rate north of 7.5.

    Won't happen though. The front office is pretty stubborn, they hold onto hot players, wait for their stock to cool then let Gardy declare them to the league as a clubhouse cancer. If TR was wise, he'd tell Gardy his next negative comment about his potential doghouse trade chips (Valencia? Revere? Liriano? Baker?) will be his last. The organization can give Gardy slack for poor play now, but only if he plays ball and stops denigrating anyone the team might like to move. Other clubs praise their players before trying to move them. It's a no-brainer business move, however, Gardy instead has helped to torpedo Young, Slowey, Hardy, Bartlet and Lohse's trade values, it can't happen again.
  9. whydidnt's Avatar
    Thanks for the report. I had just read Wimmer's line and it didn't sound great. I do think he's a guy the Twins definitely need to see move up quickly, too bad about the control issues last spring, but so glad it seems to be behind him.
  10. Jeff P's Avatar
    Thanks for the report, Wimmers is a guy a lot of us are hoping will develop into a solid starter for the Twins in the next few years.

    Guerra has been really successful out of the bullpen, I am a little surprised he started back at New Britain. He is on the 40 man roster and I would think he would be a candidate for a Sept call up.
  11. Fanatic Jack's Avatar
    Very encouraging. I hope Wimmers moves up fast the Twins really need the help. Thanks for the update.
  12. Seth Stohs's Avatar
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  13. shawntheroad's Avatar
    Will do. I want to arrange at least 2-3 trips. Hopefully Topper Anton will join in. NB has a really cool park for minor leagues.
  14. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    Thanks for the comments, guys. Shawn, drop me a line when you make the trip to NB. We can grab a beer at the game or something. I think they will be pretty decent this year, especially if Hicks can be solid at the plate.
  15. shawntheroad's Avatar
    I'll have to get down to New Brit soon, now that I am settled in New Hampshire.
  16. Han Joelo's Avatar
    Very cool write-up. I love this kind of insight. Thanks for sharing. I'm bullish on Wimmers as well.
  17. CDog's Avatar
    If you're picking exceptions to his awful 2011, don't you have to pick his best start, and not his second best start? The "near" perfecto against Texas was better, I thought.

    Obviously that's a little tongue in cheek (hopefully it's obvious). But there is a point...he's SO hard to project because even when he seems to have turned a corner (2010, the couple of starts in '11 mentioned, plus a few other good ones, etc), or at least for the short-term harnessed what he has, he can stop the train on a dime and go the other direction. He's so high-variance, not only from year to year, but sometimes even start to start. I don't know if that will ever go away. And it will take even longer, almost by definition, before those of us observing can feel any sense of comfort in knowing what we'll get.
  18. CDog's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Dan Gladden
    Twins Fan,

    I think you got your IP and SO backwards, because that would be virtually identical to his 2010 numbers.

    No way Liriano throws 215, 210, or even 200 innings in any year. In 2010 he threw 191 innings and it took him 31 starts to do that. 25 to 30 starts is more realistic, which would put him in the 150-170 range. A 3.40 ERA is possible, so is a 9+ SO/9IP ratio. If he does put up numbers close to his 2010 year, I think he would be a prime candidate to get the 1 year qualifying offer. If he signs a longer term deal elsewhere, the Twins get the pick. If he signs the tender and stinks next year, he will go off the books. With all of his inconsistencies, there is no way the Twins invest anything long term into this guy.
    Really? There's NO WAY he could throw 9 innings more than he did wayyyyy back two years ago? He couldn't improve his pitch efficiency? Or get one more out per start? He couldn't just improve overall?
  19. Fire Dan Gladden's Avatar
    The difference between this year's bench and previous years is pretty easy to define. In previous years, we had veterans who hit .220 and below, so we knew the bench was terrible. This year we have young guys who, through all the positive double talk, were average to below averagein the minors, were below average in short stints with the majors, but have shown promise. This means we don't know for sure if they are terrible, giving us a reason to be somewhat optimistic.

    I do believe that the bench will be better offensively than last years bench (kind of hard not to be). But to expect any drastic improvements for any of these guys is wishful thinking.
  20. Fire Dan Gladden's Avatar
    Twins Fan,

    I think you got your IP and SO backwards, because that would be virtually identical to his 2010 numbers.

    No way Liriano throws 215, 210, or even 200 innings in any year. In 2010 he threw 191 innings and it took him 31 starts to do that. 25 to 30 starts is more realistic, which would put him in the 150-170 range. A 3.40 ERA is possible, so is a 9+ SO/9IP ratio. If he does put up numbers close to his 2010 year, I think he would be a prime candidate to get the 1 year qualifying offer. If he signs a longer term deal elsewhere, the Twins get the pick. If he signs the tender and stinks next year, he will go off the books. With all of his inconsistencies, there is no way the Twins invest anything long term into this guy.
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