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#1 DaveW

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

Just saw an ad on espn for the home run derby, it had dozier as one of the 10 or so players hitting a home run in it.

Did espn and mlb tip their hand early before the announcement?

Would be cool to see dozier in the derby, after missing out on the all star game it would be nice to see him be a part of the all star week in Minnesota.

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#2 old nurse

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

He could have Nolasco pitch to him

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

I think they usually try to include a player from the home team, right? Mauer was one of the suggested derby candidates listed on the all star ballot, I suspect for that very reason.

Dozier's got good HR numbers and I'd root for him, but I don't think he's the derby type. (And no hair/hat jokes, please :) ) Willingham would probably be a better choice if you want a good showing. Too bad Arcia is all out of whack, he would be fun to watch.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:46 PM

Assuming he doesn't crack his way onto the ASG roster as a replacement, I'd love to see Dozier get some of the ASG spotlight via the home run derby. Watching him drill high & tight fastballs into the LF bleachers would be a blast.

Arcia is an acceptable Twins representative too - though I'd doubt he's anywhere near the list of names being tossed around.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

He could have Nolasco pitch to him

I think he would have to get in line

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

he could have nolasco pitch to him

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

Bautista was on MLB Network Radio and led the host to tweet that he believed that JoeyBats was leaning towards a Dozier inclusion.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

but I don't think he's the derby type. (And no hair/hat jokes, please :) )


Concurs:

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:17 PM

No no no. Screws to many guys up imo.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

I'd be very pleased if Dozier gets into the HR Derby. We will not see any 470ft shots to CF, RF, LCF or RCF, but it's all about volume and not "Shock and Awe".

I think he would be successful at poking them out to LF at a decent clip.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

I have a feeling the guys who are participating already know. The all star game is now a week away, I imagine they want guys to know before the very last second so they can coordinate players going, families etc

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

If they're looking for shock & awe Arcia's the guy. But I do tend to agree that it screws guys up (although Arcia is screwed up now anyway, so maybe it would help him.)

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

No No No! Dozier doesn't need anything to mess with his .230 average!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:05 AM

It would be nice to see Dozier in the HR derby. He has earned it. At the same time, I don't think Willingham or Arcia would be terrible candidates either.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:45 PM


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

OOPS! Forgot there was a thread on Dozier in the Derby with a ?

Should have posted this there but once I hit post I couldn't figure out how to delete!

Anyway, Good luck to Brian Dozier.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

He's earned it? Not in my lifetime he hasn't. I don't think it's right, but then, it's just a show anyway.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

He could have Nolasco pitch to him



Unfortunately we have strict pitch counts so Dozier would get no more than 95.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

It's official. Dozier has been named to the HR Derby. I think it's great. Fun for him.

Very cool also that he has said that he will have his brother pitch to him.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

Well, gives me reason to watch the derby then.