Article: Minnesota Twins Minor League Report (May 9): Kernels Crush
Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:55 AM
Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:26 AM
Polanco and Goodrum still raking at A+...
Vielma...age 19 at Cedar rapids...coming around with a little bit of the stick perhaps.
Maybe drafting Gordon at #5 in June?
Why is it so hard to find a solid fielding SS (not even great, but solid) who also has the coordination to hit .280+ 15+ HR 15+ SB scenario?
Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:03 AM
Why was Buxton out of the FM lineup? Any background info about Arcia's return to the lineup in Rochester?
They both are in the same situation: Day to Day with wrist issues. They hurt.
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:02 AM
Wasn't at the game and don't know the order of things but 5 errors and several misplays can turn 4 innings of work into a lot more. Focus on the 2 earned runs part of it.
Eleven hits.....and I was so sure Wimmers would be back this year. Not looking good lately.
Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:11 AM
Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:14 AM
I like versatility but trying to make so many players be interchangeable parts doesn't really make sense to me. Used to be everyone knew their position and a guy like Al Newman would be the utility guy. Now it seems they are trying to make everyone capable of playing multiple positions and it just seems counterproductive. Why is it a good thing have the ability to play several positions when it seems to equate to not playing any particularly well. Plouffe is just now appearing to be competent at 3rd base. I am guessing he would still be a defensive mess if trotted out at other positions.
The reason is that for many guys they will never be good enough to force an established player aside for a spot in the lineup.
The premium 'specs like Buxton, Sano, etc. they will learn pretty much 1 position and stay there until they get up, because they are good enough that you make room for them at that position when they are ready.
For everyone else, you may need to move off your 'natural' position in order to ever have a shot at making it. Most teams would prefer that you learn those other positions in the minors, rather than the majors.
Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:02 PM
Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:11 PM
Covering the Cedar Rapids Kernels for MetroSportsReport.comwhile my alter-ego, Jim Crikket, opines about the Twins and Kernels at Knuckleballsblog.com.
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