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#1 milldaddy35

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:03 PM

I like this guy a lot. But will he be sent down?

#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

Gonna be hard to send him down if he keeps doing this.

But it's unlikely that he'll keep doing this.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

I would love it if he would keep this up. What is more likely though, Santana or Escobar continuing with how they are playing now. I would say Santana, but I very well could be wrong.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:27 AM

As long as he keeps hitting and playing average defense, he's here to stay. I don't know that he'll be able to do both for an entire season, but I'd love to be proven wrong. I'm rooting for him, he's a blast to watch.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

Gonna be hard to send him down if he keeps doing this.

But it's unlikely that he'll keep doing this.


Pretty much this. Based on what he's done in the minors so far, I have a tough time believing he's ready and that this is probably a good case of SSS more than anything. That said, nothing wrong with enjoying it.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:40 PM

Pretty much this. Based on what he's done in the minors so far, I have a tough time believing he's ready and that this is probably a good case of SSS more than anything. That said, nothing wrong with enjoying it.


Agreed. I recall Dozier having a solid MLB debut in 2012, before he had established himself at AAA. Hopefully Santana can keep going for awhile, and hopefully the Twins aren't afraid to send him back quickly before things turn too sour (and hopefully we still have options to replace him!).

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:16 PM

My favorite part about Santana is his speed. He looks fast out there. Zoom! Reminds me of Ben Revere in that category.

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#8 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

The kid just keeps hitting. It will be interesting to see what happens as the league develops a book on him and starts throwing stuff he doesn't expect to see.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:39 PM

It won't be too long until his batting average dips under .220, but he's really exciting. His speed is fantastic and I hope he doesn't get injured (an injury that would sap his speed, that is. Like Mastoianni). Might as well keep starting him while he's hot.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:54 PM

My favorite part about Santana is his speed. He looks fast out there. Zoom! Reminds me of Ben Revere in that category.

thats what i like is his speed.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:19 AM

My favorite part about Santana is his speed. He looks fast out there. Zoom! Reminds me of Ben Revere in that category.

No doubt. Santana reminds me of a harder hitting, harder throwing version of Ben Revere.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:26 AM

I don't have any grand expectations with the bat but the bat can be solid and the defense can be good. The Twins shouldn't shy away from an upgrade in the future if available but might be able to at least hold down the fort.

My expectations of his hitting. .265/.305/.365/.670 I can live with that at SS as long as it comes with his supposedly good defense.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:22 AM

Could he be short term answer at CF? Until Buxton is ready?




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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:32 AM

Agreed. I recall Dozier having a solid MLB debut in 2012, before he had established himself at AAA. Hopefully Santana can keep going for awhile, and hopefully the Twins aren't afraid to send him back quickly before things turn too sour (and hopefully we still have options to replace him!).


That and his quick glove tag I saw. I'd buy a ticket to see him play!

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:12 AM

As long as he keeps hitting and playing average defense, he's here to stay. I don't know that he'll be able to do both for an entire season, but I'd love to be proven wrong. I'm rooting for him, he's a blast to watch.


I don't consider yesterday's game to be average defense at all. How was he not charged with an error that led to the blast from Miggy (Gibson had to make 5 outs in the inning).

If his future is at SS--which I doubt--then send him back down to learn defense. If his future is to be the Punto of this team (utility) then maybe keep him up until AL pitchers figure out how to get him out.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

I'm starting to believe that if Santana has any type of instincts in center, I'd put him there and ride with Esocobar at short. My patience with Aaron Hicks is nearly "E" for empty.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

he's a blast to watch.


If the team isn't going to be competitive, they might as well have someone fun to watch. Dozier is fun to watch; Santana makes two.

Tell your statistics to shut up.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

The Twins put Santana at AAA because he makes lots of errors at shortstop and they wanted him to make fewer errors and be more consistent. So, they bring him up and Gardenhire says he's going to have him playing multiple positions. Why? So, he can never master any of them? Why not let him become what they really need, which is a polished shortstop with offensive ability? And, if he isn't ready to do that at the major league level, he should be doing it in AAA.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:22 PM

When Santana was called up, it was as a stopgap. At the time, he was healthy and on the 40-man. Since he arrived, he has hit well and fielded acceptably. He given us a glimpse of his two best tools--exceptional speed and a rocket arm. He's earned a longer stay (probably until he cools off hitting-wise) but Escobar has also been one of the Twins best hitters in the past ten days. Gardy is keeping a hot bat in the lineup most days and he's worked in BP at playing center. As I said earlier, right now I'd play Danny in center and send Hicks to AAA.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:50 PM

I like this guy a lot. But will he be sent down?

I think he is one of the most exciting Twins in the entire organization and I really hope he can make himself valuable enough to keep. I will add Deduno to that list. Here is another question for everyone: Are the Twins gearing up to try Santana in center field on a regular basis?

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