Just to be clear...I don't disagree that Hicksie is on thin ice right now, and might be in Rochester the day Fuld comes off the DL. My point is I don't think it's because he asked not to see any breaking balls from the coach standing behind a screen throwing BP 50 ft from the plate. That guy isn't throwing any breaking balls. My guess is LENIII got the context or nuance wrong in his reporting.
Chief and Christy, I don't know about the pregame quote, but I do know that the Strib turned the corner on over-the-top, critical coverage of Hicks and the CF situation- from first, Reusse, then LEN, and then Scoggins- in quick succession after the Giants series.
But then, there's no mistaking what Gardy said on-camera in the post-game interview, and it doesn't portend well for Hicks' future with the Twins.
For the record, I'd still let Hicksie play CF over all current Twins options (including Fuld), but I certainly understand why others might feel differently. I'd also have Santana in Rochester playing SS every day, but that's a different thread.