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Byron we need you

Posted by mikelink45 , 19 July 2019 · 1,357 views

byron buxton twins injuries sid hartman bud grant
Byron we need you I had to share this quote from Sid Hartman's column since I too have a concern about Buxton and his ability to be on the field. We really miss him right now and I would love to see him play 150 games a year for us, but injuries take a toll.

I have no solution for him, I love his all out style, but other than a bubble wrap uniform I cannot see him as a long term player. I have had a life of outdoor adventure and the cumulative injuries I have had are all calling on my in my old age. In five years he has only played more than 100 games once. This year he is at 75 as I right this at the 95 game mark so he could do it yet, but after each injury there is a restart process. Hopefully someone can tally the injury total for me.

From the Hartman column:

"The big concern for the Twins and their front office is that injuries are becoming a trend for Buxton.

Yes one of the great statements about sports was made by former Vikings coach Bud Grant. He always said, “Durability trumps ability.” Meaning that Grant would always want a player who was on the field over a talented player who missed a lot of games."

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To me he seems a lot like Eric Davis, when he played 130 plus games he was an All Star and MVP candidate, but there just wasn't enough of those seasons.

Hope Byron's career ends up better on average than Davis.

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In a blink Buxton will be 30. Tic toc.

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