Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:45 AM
Edited by Fanatic Jack, 29 March 2012 - 09:23 AM.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:59 AM
A 1-1 game in the 7th inning at Yankee Stadium with Cano/Texiera/Rodriguez coming to the plate. Does anybody really believe Maloney or Gray could get out of the inning without giving up the long ball. This season has disaster written all over it. Thanks again thanks to the Pohlad family for cutting $15 million from payroll and going with the cheapest possible option.
You're right to be skeptical, but who else deserves the shot at this point? Also, in that scenario, I would expect to see Duensing and Burton (or whoever) there.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:04 AM
Who else deserves a shot. How about the following;
1. Dan Wheeler
2. Todd Coffey
3. Michael Wuertz (Why not take a chance on him. Way better than Joel Zumaya and not even close to the injury history).
4. Octavio Doltel
5. Latroy Hawkins.
The list is like the energizer bunny and keeps going, and going, and going.....The difference is these guys all cost money that the Pohlads refuse to spend.
You're right, it's not like this team has the third-highest payroll in their history, or is upper half in the league in payroll. Obviously, the Pohlads are just cheap, cheap, cheap, what with giving 184 million to Mauer. Pocket change.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:06 AM
"Live, Love, Laugh, Enjoy Life" - KP #34
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:08 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:17 AM
Thanks again to the Pohlad family for cutting $15 million from payroll and going with the cheapest possible option.
With league revenue sharing gone or mostly gone and this year's budget for signing draft picks up by $6 million or more, where is the money supposed to come from? Last year's budget had to be cut to take these two changes into consideration.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:22 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:38 AM
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:08 PM
Do we create a bench spot for the guys? Do we send him down again?
He hit .300 last year at the major league level. He has hit over .300 so far this spring. Now he has a home run. Nobody talks about the guy, but he just keeps getting hits.
Screw the third catcher spot and bring Dinkleman with on opening day.
leadoff single in the 4th. Machine.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:22 PM
Edited by Highabove, 29 March 2012 - 12:25 PM.