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# Article: Looking Ahead to Find a Shortstop

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:55 AM

### #2

Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

2015 Minnesota Twins:

Starters-

Shields

Meyer

Nolasco

Gibson

Hughes

Fielders (from catcher to RF)-

Pinto

Mauer

Dozier

Sano/Plouffe (one will DH)

Lowrie/Cabrera

Hicks

Buxton

Arcia

Now this is saying basically EVERYTHING went right for the team from here on out. You can also throw Colabello out there to swing the stick if he plays half as good the rest of '14 as he has/did in April. The above team can actually make some noise and may become favorites in the Central. But hey, maybe wishful thinking but entirely possible.

### #3

Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

Gah. Take away all my fun. I suppose you want me to take down the Bill Smith dartboard too?

### #4

Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

### #7

Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

Baseball needs to fix the QO system because it is effectively killing free agency for guys considered solid (but not transcendent) players.

### #8

Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:59 AM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...ind-a-Shortstop

Maybe they can trade for this guy recently signed into the Cardinal organization...(scroll to the right side to see the sweet slash line).....signed through 2018 at $2M/yr.........

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### #9

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

But in the two seasons prior, Drew hit just .238/.313/.373 with 12 home runs total. He strikes out a ton. And he's already on the wrong side of 30. While he's almost certain to be an upgrade over Florimon, Drew doesn't strike me as being worthy of a sizable investment. ]

Why the persistence in repeatedly making this assertion about Drew's lackluster numbers in 2011-2012, without noting as a qualifier the catastrophic injury he sustained in 2011, one from which he finally was fully recovered from in 2013? (Again, Drew's foot was literally pointing backwards after the fateful slide into home plate).

### #10

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:16 AM

### #11

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:18 AM

#FreeDeRosa

### #12

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:18 AM

Why the persistence in repeatedly making this assertion about Drew's lackluster numbers in 2011-2012, without noting as a qualifier the catastrophic injury he sustained in 2011, one from which he finally was fully recovered from in 2013? (Again, Drew's foot was literally pointing backwards after the fateful slide into home plate).

I guess the same reason that others continually tout Drew as a quality player without noting as a qualifier that he couldn't hit anywhere but Fenway park nor could he hit against lefthanders.

### #13

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:21 AM

### #14

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:22 AM

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?

### #15

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:22 AM

Why the persistence in repeatedly making this assertion about Drew's lackluster numbers in 2011-2012, without noting as a qualifier the catastrophic injury he sustained in 2011, one from which he finally was fully recovered from in 2013? (Again, Drew's foot was literally pointing backwards after the fateful slide into home plate).

That bugs me too. And acknowledging that doesn't necessarily mean you endorse Drew.

We give Pelfrey a bigger pass on his 2013 all the time, despite the fact that he put up an almost identical ERA+ in the full season before his surgery too.

### #16

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

A .683 OPS isn't world beating, but it certainly isn't that bad.nor could he hit against lefthanders?

Does he hit worse against LHP? (Yes, just as most LHB do)

Is he a liability against them? Absolutely not.

He also can hit outside of Fenway (Which is only his 8th best park, 6th best when you take away the very SSS)

Aaron Hicks 2017 stats so far (5/17/17): .326 BA .464 OBP .616 SLG 1.080 OPS 7 HR 19 RBI 6 SB 22 BBs 1.8WAR

### #17

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

[FONT=Helv][FONT=Helv]Why the persistence in repeatedly making this assertion about Drew's lackluster numbers in 2011-2012, without noting as a qualifier the catastrophic injury he sustained in 2011, one from which he finally was fully recovered from in 2013? (Again, Drew's foot was literally pointing backwards after the fateful slide into home plate).

Let's also not forget about the Fenway factor for Drew in 2013.2011 & 2012 total OPS was .686

2013 Home OPS .858

2013 Away OPS .687

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### #18

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:28 AM

Also, Hardy had misgivings with the Twins Medical Staff. There was a good chance Hardy would have been gone anyway.

**Edited by Highabove, 30 April 2014 - 10:33 AM.**

### #19

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

**Edited by Trevor0333, 30 April 2014 - 10:36 AM.**

### #20 Guest_USAFChief_*

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:42 AM