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#1 Twins Daily Admin

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

Just announced by the Twins. How has Colabello been doing lately? Parmelee/Colabello platoon at 1B, dare I hope?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

The Twins announced moments ago that Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and Chris Colabello is back with the Twins.

Mauer has been hitting well of late. He is currently on an 11-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .364/.404/.477 with five doubles and 10 RBI.

Colabello has been hot for the last month in Rochester. After yesterday's 2-home run game, he has hit .318/.392/.561 (.952) with eight doubles, 6 homers and 25 RBI in his last 29 games with the Red Wings.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

Ugh. Where are the actual prospects? Just not exciting at all.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

*shakes head in disbelief*

This team is so damned unlucky. The moment Mauer gets it going, he goes down.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:22 AM

*shakes head in disbelief*

This team is so damned unlucky. The moment Mauer gets it going, he goes down.


Well you could look at it as the moment Colabello gets it going there's a spot open for him!

Not that I look at it that way.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:27 AM

Now he will for sure finish the season with more RBI than Mauer! http://www.sportsfri...rn-of-mack.html

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:27 AM

So true about th unlucky part. Plus, he mentions been hurting for a few weeks. ugh!!

*shakes head in disbelief*

This team is so damned unlucky. The moment Mauer gets it going, he goes down.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:39 AM

The Twins announced moments ago that Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and Chris Colabello is back with the Twins.

Mauer has been hitting well of late. He is currently on an 11-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .364/.404/.477 with five doubles and 10 RBI.

Colabello has been hot for the last month in Rochester. After yesterday's 2-home run game, he has hit .318/.392/.561 (.952) with eight doubles, 6 homers and 25 RBI in his last 29 games with the Red Wings.


As long as Gardenhire plays Collabello at first base or DH every day while Joe M is out, there is a legitimate time to feature Collabello as someone that may interest other teams. Perhaps with Joe Mauer out, the Twins get lucky and Collabello finds his stroke back at the plate at the MLB level. Being Collabello is an offensive guy, perhaps if he plays well enough at the plate he will entice another team to give up something of a prospect for him at the deadline. The incentive is there for the player too, if he does well he may get a shot with another team and is not going to be blocked at first base.
This means a player or asset that is not likely part of the Twins long term plans, has an opportunity to showcase his talents to another MLB club that is scouting the Twins. As long as Gardenhire plays this hand correctly and plugs Collabello in at first base or DH we might actually benefit from this. Really I doubt that Morales and Collabello are part of the Twins future as far as long term planning so if both play a lot and play well maybe we garner some decent trade prospects back for them and both those players end up on pennant contending teams.
The key is the manager Gardenhire putting both guy's in spots they can shine so that we get something back for them in trade.

Edited by jaimedude2, 02 July 2014 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

Vargas has been slumping, maybe Colabello can go on a surge again.

I do appreciate the quick DL this time, the oblique is almost always a guaranteed 15 days.

I guess Parms doesn't have to play CF to get in the lineup either.

Edited by TKGuy, 02 July 2014 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

I do appreciate the quick DL this time, the oblique is almost always a guaranteed 15 days.


This. After years of wishy-washy DL actions, this is a welcome sight.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:08 AM

This. After years of wishy-washy DL actions, this is a welcome sight.


Agree.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

As long as Gardenhire plays Collabello at first base or DH every day while Joe M is out, there is a legitimate time to feature Collabello as someone that may interest other teams. Perhaps with Joe Mauer out, the Twins get lucky and Collabello finds his stroke back at the plate at the MLB level. Being Collabello is an offensive guy, perhaps if he plays well enough at the plate he will entice another team to give up something of a prospect for him at the deadline. The incentive is there for the player too, if he does well he may get a shot with another team and is not going to be blocked at first base.
This means a player or asset that is not likely part of the Twins long term plans, has an opportunity to showcase his talents to another MLB club that is scouting the Twins. As long as Gardenhire plays this hand correctly and plugs Collabello in at first base or DH we might actually benefit from this. Really I doubt that Morales and Collabello are part of the Twins future as far as long term planning so if both play a lot and play well maybe we garner some decent trade prospects back for them and both those players end up on pennant contending teams.
The key is the manager Gardenhire putting both guy's in spots they can shine so that we get something back for them in trade.

What is the difference between Morales and Colabello? One is a major league DH and the other one is a career minor leaguer. I can't see any way that Colabello will make himself a tradable asset in the time Mauer is on the DL. There's a chance he could become a candidate to stay on the team the rest of the year and maybe figure in the plans next year, but no one is going to trade for Colabello with his resumé.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:20 AM

So do you just dismiss any possible developmental problems by promoting prospects too soon? Does that problem not exist in your mind? Of all the times to complain about prospects not getting brought up, this seems a sheepishly small one.


It was more an indictment of how uninspiring their options are, than of the logic of the move. Is anyone actually excited by this new shiny toy?

The Astros have promoted 4 legit starters to the majors this year, including two that could be star types.....the Twins have new MLBPers, Santana, Pino, and Tonkin this year. Just isn't exciting at all. (not counting Polanco, since that was an emergency, and he's back in A ball, proving they don't think he's close to ready)

Was a general lament, not a specific one.

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

This. After years of wishy-washy DL actions, this is a welcome sight.


Agreed. It's bad that I'm surprised to hear he went to the DL just one day after an injury.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

The Twins could have been like the Astros if Saño and Buxton hadn't been injured, Rosario hadn't been suspended and a couple of veteran pitchers hadn't been signed.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

The Twins could have been like the Astros if Saño and Buxton hadn't been injured, Rosario hadn't been suspended and a couple of veteran pitchers hadn't been signed.



It has been a bad year for progress, yes. That post is about emotion, not logic......

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

The moment Mauer gets it going, he goes down.


To be fair, I am not sure Mauer really had it going yet. He had similar streaks earlier this year too that didn't last, and they all seemed to feature too many Ks and not enough BBs and power to be classic, sustainable Mauer.

Not that I wanted to see him out of the lineup now, though!

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:49 AM

*shakes head in disbelief*

This team is so damned unlucky. The moment Mauer gets it going, he goes down.


I don't know, according to Pythagorean W/L, the Twins are exactly as lucky as they should be.

Context is important... as a Twins fan, when something like this happens, they appear to be unlucky if you don't also follow all the other teams.

You know who's really unlucky? The Rangers.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

It was more an indictment of how uninspiring their options are, than of the logic of the move. Is anyone actually excited by this new shiny toy?

The Astros have promoted 4 legit starters to the majors this year, including two that could be star types.....the Twins have new MLBPers, Santana, Pino, and Tonkin this year. Just isn't exciting at all. (not counting Polanco, since that was an emergency, and he's back in A ball, proving they don't think he's close to ready)

Was a general lament, not a specific one.


1. It isn't bad to give Colabello a chance to start hitting again. If he does, he is a solid fill-in for the time being.
2. The other options, Vargas and maybe Danny Ortiz (Parm to first, Ortiz to OF), probably were considered, but neither deemed ready.
3. I pretty much always agree with you about prospect movements, but this case is pretty borderline, and maybe Colabello hits and generates some trade interest. Or he hits and the Twins feel comfortable keeping him around and trading Parmelee a bit later.
4. Unexciting promotions to MLB, yes . . . mainly because of injury though (Sano, Buxton, May) or up and down performance (Meyer). And Polanco should be headed to AA quite soon.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

I don't know, according to Pythagorean W/L, the Twins are exactly as lucky as they should be.

Context is important... as a Twins fan, when something like this happens, they appear to be unlucky if you don't also follow all the other teams.

You know who's really unlucky? The Rangers.


Buxton. Sano. I'm not only talking about the MLB team. The organization has had a pretty unlucky year.