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Who Gets the Axe ?

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan , 29 May 2019 · 2,397 views

When Garver is ready to return...when Cruz is ready to return...who gets sent down? Will it be Litttell and Arraez? Will it be two relievers, since the starters are doing so well and Arraez is such a good hitter and can play several IF positions? ? Will it be 2 position players since two position (DH and C) players will be returning? What do you think?

  • Oldgoat_MN likes this



Littell and Arraez more than likely. Leaves 7 relievers who have not been taxed at all lately Arraez needs to play and he won't much if he stayed up.

    • brvama likes this

I don't know about Arraez.

You usually want a guy to be hitting under .400 before you send him down.

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108Stitches
May 29 2019 10:28 AM
You’d be a moron to send Arraez down.

 

You’d be a moron to send Arraez down.

 I'd be a moron. Arraez needs to be playing every day.

    • Steve Lein, darin617, brvama and 3 others like this

 

I don't know about Arraez.

You usually want a guy to be hitting under .400 before you send him down.

The Tortuga Line. 

    • Oldgoat_MN likes this

It is a nice problem to have when you can look at your roster and there is literally not a single player on the club that deserves a demotion or DFA. I can remember years when I wanted every player on the team to be DFA'd !!!

    • gil4, Brandon, beckmt and 3 others like this

I think it depends on how many at bats you think you can give Arraez once Garver and Cruz are back. If he's just going to sit on the bench he should be sent down to get regular playing time. Then if an injury pops up you can call him up and use him. If you think you can get him in the line up 4 to 5 times per week then keep him around and send down a pitcher. 

    • Brandon, stringer bell, tarheeltwinsfan and 1 other like this

absolutely send Littell back. Let him and another RP shuffle back & forth from Rochester. 

If Arraez keeps hitting, put the most banged-up player on the 10-day DL and keep shuffling until Arraez stops hitting or you run out of banged up players.(Which I doubt would ever happen.):)

    • Madisonsdad and tarheeltwinsfan like this
Agreed on Arreaz going down. He has a bright future and he can be brought up whenever you need him. But he needs to play daily and continue to see work all across the diamond.

And then probably Littell. I just dont see us need the extra arm right now.
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Joe A. Preusser
May 29 2019 05:48 PM
Littell looked really good. Arreaz has looked really good. Adrianza has performed the worst, but he has been steady and solid. Astudillo's bat has been flagging for a while. But he continues to be an asset to the team. With Duffy's new veliocity and his usual awesome breaking balls, how could you possibly send him down? Gun to my head, I would choose Adrianza or Arraez, and probably Littell. I would not be happy about it. I suspect it will actually be Arraez and Littell. Good problem to have, GREAT problem to have, but this just plain sux.
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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 29 2019 09:45 PM
When Cruz comes back I think they will do the old “pitch & ditch” with Littell, if Littell pitches a couple innings they’ll send him down right after (trying to think of a catchy name for it) unless they really need a fresh arm, and they call up a pitcher, if Cruz isn’t ready. Garver still sounds like 4-5 days minimum, at least.
    • Madisonsdad and tarheeltwinsfan like this

Astudillo and Littell need to be sent down when Gaver and Cruz come back.

    • curt1965 likes this

Quick topic pivot-When Pineda is healthy what will become of Smelzer?The twins selected his contract.Would they then have to let him go? 

 

He won't pass waivers.  

I may have spoke too soon.Sometimes this contractual stuff gets confusing.  

 

    • tarheeltwinsfan likes this

 

Littell looked really good. Arreaz has looked really good. Adrianza has performed the worst, but he has been steady and solid. Astudillo's bat has been flagging for a while. But he continues to be an asset to the team. With Duffy's new veliocity and his usual awesome breaking balls, how could you possibly send him down? Gun to my head, I would choose Adrianza or Arraez, and probably Littell. I would not be happy about it. I suspect it will actually be Arraez and Littell. Good problem to have, GREAT problem to have, but this just plain sux.

Looked good. Until he did not

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Aerodeliria
May 30 2019 09:04 PM

Littel will look really good in red and black...

I checked transactions. Littell is still with us.:)

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strumdatjaguar
Jun 01 2019 09:26 AM

Littell and Arraez (who should play every day). Then, I know the fans will hate it but La Tortuga is probably the most likely to go down next if the Twins need another reliever (another lefty would be nice). Adrianza has lifted his average enough to stay, 

Decisions to have. And you still have no room in the dugout for Wade or Cave, not to mention Stewart. What has become of Moya and Vasquez? Will Mejia fit back in?

Littell gone. Garver back. Who will go when Cruz returns?

 

My guess is Arraez