Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/6): Buxton Homers
Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:19 AM
we know it is a joke, but given their moves this offseason, I think this might have been their plan (had he not been injured). Otherwise, their CF moves this off season make little sense.
I really think that the plan was (prior injury) have Buxton play AA till the Future's game at Target Field and then have him stay. Thus showing the willingness to part with Mastro and not really have any other back up outfielder ready.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:35 AM
Brett Lee did he get injured? Called up a level? What did I miss?
Brett is my AAP. I wondered the same thing. I checked MILB.com. Nothing. He didn't get his status change (call up or DL). I also checked the Ft. Myers paper. Nothing. (I don't tweet so I couldn't check that).
In answer to your question--I don't know any more than you but he didn't get called up. I actually wonder if he is going somewhere as part of a trade (like Sulberin earlier this season).
Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:44 AM
A team at the All Star Break that is within 3 games of a wild card may make some bold moves to improve the club - to include bringing up their best prospect. Could happen - but not unless Buxton gets to AA soon and rakes there.
Agreed! With Buxton missing time and still shaking off the rust, the earliest I believe it is possible for him to be up is maybe September and even then, more than likely sometime in 2015.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:27 PM
I am a little surprised that the highly rated farm system is not doing better this year. Sure, Sano and Buxton have been absent, but I thought the talent would also translate to stronger team play.
Edited by h2oface, 07 May 2014 - 09:33 PM.