Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:40 AM
Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:35 AM
I've been surprised with the offense as a whole this year as well. Been awhile since I've felt confident in them to score runs. I really hope they can keep it going and get the pitching turns around.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:50 AM
The Joe Mauer strikeout thing is definitely troubling. He seems to have rough stretches every year where he goes a couple weeks of really poor hitting before finding himself again, so hopefully he's working his way towards one of his hotter streaks.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:54 AM
Do you think the Gyorko signing has raised the bar for a Dozier signing? They have the same amount of service time.........I was hoping for a Dozier extension , if he has a good yr this yr , of 4 yrs/$17.4 mil, with 2 FA option yrs at $9 and $11 mil........now that Gyorko just signed a 5 yr $35 mill extension plus one option yr($13 mil), longer we wait the more expensive Dozier will get.........last yrs stats between Gyorko and Dozier are similar with Gyorko being approx. 2 yrs younger than Dozier
Dozier is already signed, no need to resign him.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:00 AM
Mauers' K's worry me alot. Plouffe has really surprised me so far. No way did I see it coming, and hope it continues. If it does, I was dead wrong about him on some things. I still think he's the luckiest man in the world though.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:31 AM
Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:19 AM
If Dozier's last year is repeatable, he needs to be with the club ling term. Reward his performance with some financial security and keep him around until his mid-thirties. At 2nd or SS.
And you want to do this now? That question remains to be answered.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:21 AM
Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:17 PM
I would like to see Plouffe's fielding improve some... But if his hitting is sustained for the better part of the season with no prolonged droughts, I would agree with you, he is part of the rebuild.
I'm most surprised by Plouffe's plate discipline and his hitting to right. Reminds me of how Brian Harper turned around his career and became a lifetime .300 hitter for the Twins. If he can sustain this approach, he is definitely part of the rebuild. I'd lost all hope for him last year. He looks like a different player up to the plate now.