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Do you really like the DH?

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:38 PM
We've resisted in the NL for 47 years now and with a 26th player added it may be delayed even longer. When offense is slacking they talk...

Forget adding SP, let's talk about keeping what we have

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Let's stop talking about adding more SP for a moment and recognize what we have and keeping it. There have been various discussions about...

Donaldson Signing PC?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Anyone heard what the timeline is for the Twins officially announcing this deal?I assume a press conference will be held with Donaldson i...

Front Page: Buzz on Baseball's Worst Scandal in Decades

Other Baseball Yesterday, 07:28 PM
In early November Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers shocked the baseball world by revealing that his former team had been cheating. Th...

Post-Donaldson Trade - Status of Top Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Lewis and Kirilloff are blocked by Donaldson, Polanco, Arraez and Sano. Without a trade or an injury, I don’t see an opening for our top...

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Coach Rickey

Posted by mikelink45 , 25 January 2018 · 835 views

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Coach Rickey I have hardly been able to keep up with all the free agents signings this winter. Kaat, Cuddyer, Morneau, join Hawkins and Hunter - and I almost forgot Eddie Guardado who will probably be joined in our front office bullpen by Glen Perkins soon. it is like an all star team! Is Johann next?

http://m.twins.mlb.com/roster/coaches

I have never seen so many coaches or so many special assistants - the team front office should be able to beat any other front office in a game! And I cannot begin to explain all the men hired for the pitching staff from minors to majors to FO.

But who am I to care about that? I want to add one or more. I have stated in some threads that they can take the Yu Darvish money and give Gonsalves and Romero personal coaches to follow them around and get them in the rotation, but now I have another addition - Rickey Henderson. Who else can understand Byron Buxton and his unique combination of speed, power, and potential? Only Rickey combined so many attributes. Of course it would take a second coach or translator so we could figure out what Rickey would say, but boy would he give the writers something to write about.

But, if that is not possible, how about having Byron acquire a few hours of Rickey being Ricky (before Manny was Manny).