05-01-2012, 12:06 AM #21
I've always and continue to be a BIG Ben Revere fan.
He is what he is.
He's the perfect #8 or 9 hole hitter, who can occasionally spell the leadoff guy.
He's more of a #3 ofer or 4th ofer/ platoon starter.
He'll be batting in the 8 or 9 hole PERMENTLY before seasons end in the Twins' lineup. IMO
what i can't figure out is why everybody likes or thinks Plouffe deserves a shot. He did NOTHING his whole minor league career besides 1 little half season at AAA Rochester, Ben Revere was consistantly a good hitter in the Minors, Plouffe NEVER was.
Andrelton Simmons has 0 homers in his minor league career, ok that may be a stretch but he has NO POWER.......the Braves fans are talking and treating him like their future Derek Jeter (Simmons is in AA or AAA)...
Ben Revere despite no power CAN STILL BE A VERY VALUABLE PLAYER..... I"m long tired of the pitching to no power argument and that Revere will have to have and sustain a High BABIP, hitting for a high BABIP ,while tough in Revere's case, is a SKILL not a luck thing.
Last edited by shs_59; 05-01-2012 at 12:32 AM.Top Twins prospects ?
1. Miguel Sano (3B-A+) 2. Byron Buxton (OF-RK) 3. Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Aaron Hicks (OF-AAA), 5. Oswaldo Arcia (OF-AA) 6. Eddie Rosario (2B-A+) 7. Kyle Gibson (SP-AAA) 8. Trevor May (SP-AA) 9. J.O. Berrios (P-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11. Max Kepler (OF-A) 12. Joe Benson (OF-AAA)13. Jorge Polanco (SS-A) 14. Chris Herrmann (C-AAA) 15. BJ Hermsen (SP-AAA)
05-01-2012, 12:18 AM #22
05-01-2012, 01:51 AM #23
Revere can be a Twin in LF if:
1. The Twins trade Justin Morneau and move Willingham to DH
2. The Twins sign/develop another power hitter at 3B or RF (since Mauer will need to be at 1B some).
I am not against those things happening. I like Revere too and I certainly like him in the OF as a platoon partner for Plouffe. Problem is NOT in RF. That's where Willingham's inability to make a simple transition has caused a problem. A big problem too.
05-01-2012, 07:28 AM #24
It wasn't the fans murdering Gomez... It was Gardy because of the bonehead stuff. He was 12 years old and in the majors because someone had to strap a uniform on... Just to represent the Santana deal. Span was MLB ready at the time. Gomez wasn't necessary.
Gomez shouldn't have been traded to Milwaukee. He should have been just arriving to the majors around the time of the trade. With the skill set that Gomez has. There is no way I trade him for an oft injured low on base SS.