09-02-2012, 02:18 PM #21
If I could take one thing out of Gardenhire's mind. Put that one thing in a locked box that can survive a nuclear explosion and than hand that thing in the locked box over to the captain of a freighter with instructions to drop that box exactly in the middle of the pacific ocean.
It would be his goofy idea of needing a third catcher so catcher's one and two can DH.
The Twins do indeed lack decent pinch hitting options and have all year long and the year before that.
On the otherside... I only make my pro-Butera statements under the context created by Gardenhire. Butera on the roster allows Ben Revere to play. Under Gardenhire that does help this team. Under another manager it probably wouldn't be necessary.
09-02-2012, 02:25 PM #22
Just out of curiosity, does anybody know how many times this year we've been forced to change catchers mid-game because of injury? Of the top of my mind, I'm having trouble thinking of one.
09-02-2012, 02:45 PM #23
God, this thread makes me miss BYTO. It could have been gold. Gold, Jerry.
09-02-2012, 06:31 PM #24
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09-02-2012, 10:10 PM #27
So Sal acts like a dad and declines the invitation to crap on his son in the press. How utterly scandalous!
Butera's presence on the roster is one of several topics about which there is far too much hand-wringing over in these parts. He's played in about a quarter of the team's games and had 99 PA's.
If your only source of info about the 2012 Twins was this forum, you'd think it was all because of Butera, Mauer, Nishioka and Gray that we're in last place.
09-02-2012, 11:21 PM #28
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09-03-2012, 01:56 PM #29
Fun fact of the day: When added together, Sal and Drew have a combined career OPS+ of 102.
09-03-2012, 06:25 PM #30