05-08-2014, 03:13 PM #121
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Ford was actually pretty dominant at AAA in 2012 too (puts some of our recent AAA sluggers into perspective!). He would certainly accept a minor league deal to play at Rochester, right? Even if he wasn't 40-man rostered? Unless he's drawing an unusually (suspiciously?) large paycheck as a player/coach in Long Island...
05-08-2014, 03:23 PM #122
05-08-2014, 03:29 PM #123
Just imagine the Twins not showing up for the opening game of the series because the team plane landed at the wrong airport. Piloting an airliner requires less education and expertise than practicing medicine, but it's similar in the sense that relatively few people are qualified to do so, and most people know little about what the job entails.
And yet when the Northwest Airbus flight from San Diego to the Twin Cities ended up a hundred miles into Wisconsin, nobody hesitated to call for the pilots' figurative heads, and probably rightly so.
The Twins front office's flight from San Diego to the Twin Cities is over the north shore of Lake Superior and, pending tomorrow's potentially wacky maneuvering, about to be shot down by Canada. Everyone they employ, including their vaunted medical wizards, is therefore open to scrutiny.
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05-08-2014, 03:30 PM #124
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05-08-2014, 03:47 PM #125
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05-08-2014, 03:50 PM #126
This has nothing to do with pilots missing airports or roster moves. The comment was made specifically about Arcia's wrist injury.
05-08-2014, 04:04 PM #127
The outfield today consisted of a shortstop, a catcher, and an outfielder who many hoped in ST would never see Opening Day, let alone substantial time in the outfield. The postgame consisted largely of commentators scouring the forty man roster for healthy, major league-worthy outfielders, to no avail.
Terry Ryan, who is loathe to publicly criticize anyone, has voiced his concerns about the Twins trainers and medical staff. And Rob Antony, who is likely largely responsible for some questionable moves in Ryan's absence, doesn't know his xFIP from his lower lip.
I'm not going to change your mind, so I'll simply say I envy you your faith, pick up my pitchfork and torch, and join the mob.
Looks like the Dark Side was just a brief phase for you after all.
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I have stated this numerous times here and elsewhere: Terry Ryan is a great scout and evaluates prospects with the best in the business. When it comes to assembling a club at the MLB level he is VERY average. Antony may be calling the shots now, maybe not, but assembling a MLB club is definitely an issue in this organization.
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05-08-2014, 04:40 PM #131
I promised to pour out three beers in protest. I keep my promises.
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05-09-2014, 08:01 AM #137
ok - so right now the Twins have the following active position players
Suzuki and Pinto - C
Colabello and Mauer (Day to Day) - 1B
Dozier - 2B
Escobar and Santana - SS
Plouffe - 3B
Kubel - LF
Nuñez - UTIL
Any word yet on Hicks and Arcia for this weekend series?
Looking back at this week, obviously this was a huge mess. Even a team with a great contingency plan in place would be hard pressed to field a team when Arcia/Hicks/Fuld/Mauer/Willingham are all unable to play at the same time.
I sincerely hope that Guerrier and Burton are pitted against one another for the next week or so and the Twins take one (or both!) off the 40-Man and replace them with some younger talent.
The outfield depth throughout the organization is stronger than it looks; the problem is that it is all too young to help the big league club at the moment. The options are not great - the Twins could potentially seek a trade to move some spare parts from their AAA team for someone elses spare part outfielders. Would any team trade an AAA (or even AAAA) outfielder for Bernier? or Fryer (blasphemy, I know)?