Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:54 PM
The following could have major roles (likely starters):
1B. Vargas -Puerto Rico
2B. Rosario - Puerto Rico
SS. Santana - Dominican Republic
3B. Sano - Dominican Republic
RF. Arcia - Venezuala
C. Pinto - Venezuela
Six of eight fielders could soon be Latin. This could certainly have an impact on the quiet personality of our usual "Minnesota Nice" team. It will certainly require changes in the approach of field management.
None of this is bad, in my opinion, but I am surprised I haven't seen it discussed. It also isn't anything different than most other teams are finding.
Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:09 PM
I don't think this is some radical change. The Twins have frequently featured foreign talent -- it was the "Infield of Nations" that started their playoff run in 2002.
Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:13 PM
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:15 PM
Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:39 PM
Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:55 PM
This thread is a rorschach test.
If that's what you see it as.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:33 AM
They'd certainly make it more boisterous than it is now.
Not every Latin player is flamboyant like Yasiel Puig. The OP makes it seem like having Latin players is assumed to create a more boisterous and outspoken clubhouse.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:22 AM
Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:37 AM