Article: Factors for Frustration
Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:04 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:08 AM
Add to these factors that the Twins starting pitchers’ have all performed to a nightmarish, worst-case-scenario, and although no one could have predicted 11-25, it shouldn’t be surprising that this team is struggling already in the season.
I guess my reading of this has been different. If you had told me on April 1st that given that list, we'd be 6/10 on May 16, I would have been quite happy and expected we'd be in the .500 range. I guess it goes to show (a) just how spectacularly terrible our starting pitching has been and ( not only did the young players not maintain or improve, they have been awful.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:48 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:58 AM
It is perplexing why this coaching staff can't seem to help players move forward. I heard or read Gardenhire say that it will be good for Parmelee to go back down to AAA and work with Brunansky to get his hitting stroke back. Huh? Don't the Twins have a hitting coach for that?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:59 PM
I agree with you Prairiejack. I have never understood why players with the Twins seem to hit a wall and then they go somewhere else and excel. Prime example would be David Ortiz. Matt Garza also. This organization HAS TO look at the coaching staff and shake it up. Hitting and pitching coaches included.
You mean the Matt Garza who performed almost exactly as he had in his last year in Minnesota for the next three years after he left and THEN took a step forward in his fourth?
Oh...and it should probably be noted that a big part of Ortiz's success after leaving the Twins was his willingness and ability to drive the ball the other way and pound the Green Monster...which happens to be the approach he supposedly was resistant to that those very Twins were recommending.