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    Are the Twins calling up Herrmann?

    I don't see it anywhere but Sickels has this up at minor league ball:
    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/...innesota-twins

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    I was wondering about it given Mauer and Doumit situations and the fact that Butera is terrible.

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    I would be excited to see it.

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    Twins purchased the contract of C Chris Herrmann from Double-A New Britain.

    He'll provide some depth while Joe Mauer (back) and Ryan Doumit (oblique) are nursing injuries. Herrmann, 24, batted .276/.350/.392 with 10 homers and a .741 OPS in 127 games at the Double-A level this year.

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    I don't think so...he starts in Arizona soon and they want players there for the duration. He's not on the 40-man and no need to add him early. The Twins would do better to just add Rivera or Towles, if need be. Remember quite a few years ago when LeCroy was on his last legs in the minors and had gone home, but was recalled just-in-case after batting a pitiful .190+ at AAA after his return from Washington. Got like 7 games of work. But then the Twins have the 40-man roster full. Maybe they could finally then move Capps to the 60-day if they wanted to add someone else. I would give it to Rivera...as a bonus for sticking with the Twins another season........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosterman View Post
    I don't think so...he starts in Arizona soon and they want players there for the duration. He's not on the 40-man and no need to add him early. The Twins would do better to just add Rivera or Towles, if need be. Remember quite a few years ago when LeCroy was on his last legs in the minors and had gone home, but was recalled just-in-case after batting a pitiful .190+ at AAA after his return from Washington. Got like 7 games of work. But then the Twins have the 40-man roster full. Maybe they could finally then move Capps to the 60-day if they wanted to add someone else. I would give it to Rivera...as a bonus for sticking with the Twins another season........


    It turns out it's happened, this is the Twins version of fasttrack. Check out Rene Rivera's Twitter account. He's not happy about the Twins decision, probably the end of the road for both he and Towles, but then, they helped determine the end themselves by their performances.

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    Well, you knew they had to do something. They weren't going to go very long with one healthy catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Well, you knew they had to do something. They weren't going to go very long with one healthy catcher.
    They don't go long without 3 healthy catchers.

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    It's official and Rene Rivera is not happy about it!! Here is what the journeyman catcher tweeted, "I guess I should not expect promises to be kept. Best of luck to everyone #Disappointed#Lies"

    I'm happy for Herrmann. He was being added to the 40 an roster anyway. HE's Ryan Doumit-Lite... he's a tremendous left fielder who continues to get better behind the plate. He walks quite a bit and hits some doubles. 3 versatile catchers on next year's roster is intriguing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    It's official and Rene Rivera is not happy about it!! Here is what the journeyman catcher tweeted, "I guess I should not expect promises to be kept. Best of luck to everyone #Disappointed#Lies"

    I'm happy for Herrmann. He was being added to the 40 an roster anyway. HE's Ryan Doumit-Lite... he's a tremendous left fielder who continues to get better behind the plate. He walks quite a bit and hits some doubles. 3 versatile catchers on next year's roster is intriguing!
    Wait, is he a slimmed-down version of Ryan Doumit? Because if he's a "tremendous left fielder" he bears little resemblance to Ryan Doumit.

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    This is great news for Herrmann and he did deserve this promotion. Now I hope that the Twins do the right thing and let Butera go. I do understand Rivera's frustration (and this is not because of Herrmann) but because he has been the best of the 3 Catchers who started the season in Rochester and Butera has been collecting an MLB paycheck because of his last name, while he was making a fifth. Yes money matters to folks and if they see worse people promoted and get fat paychecks (in any business) they leave.

    That simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    It's official and Rene Rivera is not happy about it!! Here is what the journeyman catcher tweeted, "I guess I should not expect promises to be kept. Best of luck to everyone #Disappointed#Lies"

    I'm happy for Herrmann. He was being added to the 40 an roster anyway. HE's Ryan Doumit-Lite... he's a tremendous left fielder who continues to get better behind the plate. He walks quite a bit and hits some doubles. 3 versatile catchers on next year's roster is intriguing!
    Wait, is he a slimmed-down version of Ryan Doumit? Because if he's a "tremendous left fielder" he bears little resemblance to Ryan Doumit.
    Herrmann isn't tall, and he's stocky, but he's a good athlete and can run a bit. One person told me that when he was in the FSL, he was the best defensively LF in the league. Doumit has much more power though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    This is great news for Herrmann and he did deserve this promotion. Now I hope that the Twins do the right thing and let Butera go. I do understand Rivera's frustration (and this is not because of Herrmann) but because he has been the best of the 3 Catchers who started the season in Rochester and Butera has been collecting an MLB paycheck because of his last name, while he was making a fifth. Yes money matters to folks and if they see worse people promoted and get fat paychecks (in any business) they leave.

    That simple.
    I get the money thing for sure... but I don't think that Butera was/is any worse than Rivera. Butera's significantly better defensively, and they're pretty much the same offensively, slight edge to Rivera, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post

    I get the money thing for sure... but I don't think that Butera was/is any worse than Rivera. Butera's significantly better defensively, and they're pretty much the same offensively, slight edge to Rivera, maybe.
    That is a suburban legend and for some reason has propagated like crazy. And really ask anyone who played with both Butera and Rivera (or even better a pitcher who they caught) about them (off the record) and you might get a true story.

    Here is a litmus test:
    We have seen Butera's passed balls and throws to CF (or hitting the P on the back) the last 2 seasons and his whole "defensive" play. This season we are also blessed to see the defensive play of a guy who was named the worst defensive catcher in the majors (Doumit.) Think about Doumit behind the plate and think about Butera behind the plate. Do you see much difference? I really don't

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    There is no good reason for Butera to be on an MLB roster.

    The upside is that if he only plays three times a month, it doesn't matter much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    The upside is that if he only plays three times a month, it doesn't matter much.
    Well, other than preventing the team from having someone who could contribute on the team instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    The upside is that if he only plays three times a month, it doesn't matter much.
    Well, other than preventing the team from having someone who could contribute on the team instead.
    Three times a month. When the pitching staff is this bad, I'm not going to get too fired up about Son of Sal.

    Still, he shouldn't be here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    There is no good reason for Butera to be on an MLB roster.

    The upside is that if he only plays three times a month, it doesn't matter much.
    This is true if you also think that a team playing with a 24 man roster (often 23 because of the "day-to-days" ) against teams with 25 men, does not matter much

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    Please play well Herrmsie, the Twins need any excuse they can to get rid of Butera. Please, for the sake of our sanity and all that's good and holy in this world, play well enough to convince the Twins that Butera can finally get DFA'd for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    There is no good reason for Butera to be on an MLB roster.

    The upside is that if he only plays three times a month, it doesn't matter much.
    This is true if you also think that a team playing with a 24 man roster (often 23 because of the "day-to-days" ) against teams with 25 men, does not matter much
    In a season this bad, no, I don't think it matters much.

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