Mackey: Gibson Should Start In Bullpen, Carroll On The Bench
Phil Mackey gives five things to watch/opinions about the Twins spring training. The two that struck me were:
Mackey is a little more bullish than I am on this pitching staff. Given that, it makes sense. I was also a little surprised to see this:
The Twins have already decided they won't use Gibson out of the bullpen, mostly because he has been a starter his entire professional and amateur career. Medlen had previous bullpen experience.
If having Gibson available in September is important, the Twins should reconsider.
I gotta say, I think it's a real mistake to push Dozier to the majors again. Let the guy get his feet under him in AAA for chrisakes.
The Twins would like everyone to believe Eduardo Escobar and Jamey Carroll
are firmly in the mix too, and they are. But shortstop and second base are Florimon and Dozier's spots to lose.
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