Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:28 AM
The Twins are currently one game under .500 and in a jumble of teams groups around the breakeven mark. Most likely at least one team will emerge from that pile to make the playoffs, and most likely it isn't the Twins.
There have been many poor performances and a few positive surprises for the team. Their overall record still ranks as a surprise. Ricky Nolasco, off his last couple starts, has to be grouped in the disappointments and given his contract, he is starting to look like a really bad free agent signing. That said, Nolasco has a track record of very consistent and useful mediocrity and it is likely he will regress to the mean.
I think it is far too early to give up on guys who have performed in the past. I get nervous about guys that haven't performed and are projected to produce, like Hicks and to a lesser degree, Parmelee. The Twins, in their half-baked way, are rebuilding. They need to see for sure what they have in young players like Hicks, Pinto, and Parmelee, along with Arcia and Gibson.
It is a long season. Some things we are pretty certain about will be wrong. Some things we see as preposterous will turn out to be pretty good calls. I want to see this team get better and that means that the young guys need to step up.
Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:57 AM
The big surprises so far have been Colabello's & Suzuki's amazing April. The most encouraging things of note are Hughes' pitching, Plouffe's maturation at the plate and Dozier becoming one of the best second baseman in the game.
The biggest disappointments have been the injuries to Buxton and Sano, Gardenhire's total botching of the defense in the outfield, the musical chairs at SS and Nolasco/Pelfrey/Correia.
Things I'm looking forward to the most starting month number is the return of Arcia and Willingham, continuing to watch Pinto at the plate and whether Aaron Hicks' decision to abandon hitting left-handed will alter his quickly vanishing future in Baseball.
Posted 26 May 2014 - 03:56 PM
Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:07 PM
Could someone please explain this to me.
Edited by Highabove, 26 May 2014 - 05:10 PM.