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    Josmil Pinto Heading to Minnesota

    I was excited to hear from Red Wings Manager Gene Glynn that Josmil Pinto is joining the Minnesota Twins on Sunday after the rosters expand to 40 players. Pinto hit .308 between New Britain & Rochester this year with 15 home runs and 74 RBI's... he also hit 30 doubles, walked 66 times vs. 83 strikeouts.

    I think he's one of the most underrated prospects in the Twins system, but while he'll probably start 2014 with Rochester, I'm excited to see what he can do the last month of the season.

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    That is very good news and he certainly deserves it.

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    Agreed. Pinto and Hermann make Doumit expendable. It's too bad he didn't have a very good year. At least his contract is palatable.

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    I am excited to see Pinto play. I haven't heard a lot of good things about his catching, so it will be interested to see him on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Fee View Post
    I was excited to hear from Red Wings Manager Gene Glynn that Josmil Pinto is joining the Minnesota Twins on Sunday after the rosters expand to 40 players. Pinto hit .308 between New Britain & Rochester this year with 15 home runs and 74 RBI's... he also hit 30 doubles, walked 66 times vs. 83 strikeouts.

    I think he's one of the most underrated prospects in the Twins system, but while he'll probably start 2014 with Rochester, I'm excited to see what he can do the last month of the season.
    So the Red Wings making the playoffs isn't a top priority after all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    So the Red Wings making the playoffs isn't a top priority after all?
    There's a DH/3B on New Britain's team that might be able to help fill the void

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjgt View Post
    There's a DH/3B on New Britain's team that might be able to help fill the void
    Since New Britain won't make the playoffs, why not send Sano to Rochester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    So the Red Wings making the playoffs isn't a top priority after all?
    The Red Wings have lost eight of their last ten, so they're making it tough to believe that they can make it. Somehow, Norfolk hasn't taken advantage and are still just a 1/2 game ahead of the Red Wings.

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    I'm excited to see Pinto play. It would be a very helpful development if the Twins could count on him as a MLB caliber catcher by sometime next year. That would open up some options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Since New Britain won't make the playoffs, why not send Sano to Rochester?
    I think the company line is they don't want to mess with the Red Wings Chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Blaine View Post
    I think the company line is they don't want to mess with the Red Wings Chemistry.
    Given their recent nosedive - going from 3 games up in the division to a half-game back in the wild card - maybe the chemistry needs messing with.

    It's been frustrating to watch them squander good starts with lousy bullpen work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I'm excited to see Pinto play. It would be a very helpful development if the Twins could count on him as a MLB caliber catcher by sometime next year. That would open up some options.
    I agree wholeheartedly. If Pinto looks the part this September he could be a nice insurance policy for Mauer. It looks like we will need one, considering the concussion symptoms that Mauer is experiencing and the possibility of him spending less time behind the plate in future years.

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    This is a good point. Perhaps they could use a bullpen arm from NB for the stretch run. Dakota Watts? I guess there aren't all that many options.

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    Great (and deserved) news for Pinto. I'm sure there is more work for him to do, both offensively and defensively, but he has made huge strides in the past two years. He's still pretty young and has some power. Unless Doumit is traded this offseason, I would guess he'll start next year in Rochester, but especially for a catcher, I think the experience in September will be valuable.

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    BTW, is this an indication that Mauer won't be doing much, if any, catching for the balance of the year? Almost all teams bring up a third catcher when rosters expand, so if Mauer is out of the question behind the plate, the Twins are only adding a third catcher.

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    Pinto needs to be the main catcher with Herrmann starting twice a week against right handed pitching in September.

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    Good for Pinto. I like this kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    Agreed. Pinto and Hermann make Doumit expendable. It's too bad he didn't have a very good year. At least his contract is palatable.
    They won't do it, but they should just move Mauer to 1B and platoon Pinto and Doumit at C next year (with Hermann still getting starts here and there.)

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    Here Comes Josmil Pinto

    I might have something to finally watch in the Twins game-catcher Josmil Pinto is being called up. (it was reported somewhere on Twitter)
    After tearing up AA and did even better batting average wise in AAA. He looks like the next Doumit-actually probably better. What do you guys think? Will he be an installment in the lineup for years to come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danchat View Post
    What do you guys think?
    I think you're late to the party, we already got hammered in celebration.

    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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