Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:47 PM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:52 AM
Deduno - I enjoy watching him pitch
Florimon - I enjoy watching him play SS
Pinto - I hope he turns out to be a really good MLB hitter. I liked what I saw from him last year at the plate
But there's obviously a bunch of other players I like as well, Mauer, Perkins, I was a big Burton fan until he took a step backwards last year. Dozier is improved and is growing on me. I didn't mind Kubel when he was a Twin before. I enjoyed watching Willingham and Plouffe put balls into the seats a couple of years ago. I hope they both have rebound seasons.
I hope Buxton, Meyer and Sano turn out to be good ones for us.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:41 AM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:47 AM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:23 AM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:16 AM
But ask again at the AS break because a new favorite may have emerged.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:25 AM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:56 AM
It's the same reason I like watching Deduno pitch. The energy and the "just try to hit this" aggression are refreshing to see.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:35 AM
I love watching the up & comers that have a zeal for the game.
with that being said, I just may actively root AGAINST the Jasons. I can't stand Kubel and Bartlett offers nothing exciting or useful to the team.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:44 AM
Also have always liked Kurt Suzuki for some reason (fantasy baseball sentimentality I think) so I was really excited when the Twins acquired him this off season.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:48 AM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:24 AM
So yeah, this year it's Hicks.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:02 AM
When I saw your thread title, one name immediately came to me, and I thought to myself no one would have him. But you picked my guy. Pelfrey is my favorite guy on the team...just seems to have a great personality. As a guy who has played ball his whole life (still playing at 63!), I still get a little nervous when I watch very tall and somewhat wild right handers on the mound, and I suspect a lot of hitters don't like to dig in against him. I think he is poised for a big year, now that he is recovered from TJ surgery.
It used to be easy for me. I never really had to think about it. When I was little my favorite player was Kirby Puckett. Puck retired after the 95 season and I got away from the game a bit while I was growing up. Radke was my favorite, but I wasn't close to the game. And as I got older, and came back to baseball as an adult, I fell in love again; Michael Cuddyer was my favorite Twin, year after year from 2004 until his departure following 2011. #5. And then he was gone.
In the years since Cuddy has been out of Minnesota, it's been hard for me to settle on a favorite player. in 2012 I was all excited about Brian Dozier and that silky smooth head of hair, but I soured on him a bit, even after he moved over to the right side of the infield and started showing some skills with his bat. I've never been a Joe Mauer guy, and as much as I like Glen Perkins, it's hard for me to get excited about and latch onto a relief pitcher. In 2013 I again put my faith in a young exciting player and Aaron Hicks didn't do much to keep my affections (I am, however, still a big Aaron Hicks fan, i expect big things from him in 2014).
This season I've settled on Mike Pelfrey. I can't explain it. I'm excited for Big Pelf. He's like a miniature sasquatch. I want him to do well. I like how quick he's been pitching this spring, and I just feel like I can compell him to do well in 2014.
Who's your favorite this season?
I also love watching Deduno pitch.
Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:14 PM
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