Look at his use this year. What young catcher could have been successful with the way Pinto has been used?
Why take your developing catcher and use him primarily with a pitcher who is among the most difficult to catch in the majors? How can you work on your technique when catching Sam Deduno is different than catching any other pitcher? The Twins have a veteran in Suzuki that should be working with Deduno. Gardenhire wouldn't do that to a veteran.
He isn't hitting recently. Playing twice a week, what else can you expect from a young player? He needs consistent at bats
Gardenhire set up Pinto for failure and now I expect him to o start implying that he needs to go down and work.
The front office has provided Gardenhire with the veterans he loves. They have used a franchise record number of players in their 30s. The team needs to respond with wins this year.
Edited by jorgenswest, 10 June 2014 - 03:56 PM.
Pseudosabr correctly pointed out cynicism in title