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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

Doogie Wolfson first tweeted it and a few minutes later Twins PR man Dustin Morse confirmed it... Byron Buxton has been promoted to AA New Britain.

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#2 TheLeviathan

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:26 PM

Wow, that's pretty exciting news.  Making the hopes for next year just a bit brighter.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

That's very good news.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

If he tears it up these first couple of weeks I really think the Twins need to bring him up for a Sept call up to get him a few at bats, get the fans pumped and actually put a better team on the field. The OF is going to be pretty brutal in the mean time.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:46 PM

Congrats to Buxton.It will be a great lead into the Fall League and next year. 

 

With Haar (3B) supposedly coming to Ft. Myers wth Burdi - Where does the other spot come from?I would imagine an infielder with Haar coming.Although with back to back doubleheaders coming up tomorrow and Wednesday - they could use some more pitching in this short span of time.28 innings in 2 days uses up alot of arms.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:53 PM

If he tears it up these first couple of weeks I really think the Twins need to bring him up for a Sept call up to get him a few at bats, get the fans pumped and actually put a better team on the field. The OF is going to be pretty brutal in the mean time.

 

Davo,

 

any idea the 40 man roster situation with the recent trades of Correia and Willingham?

 

As Buxton is not currently on the 40-man roster...would need to be to be called up I believe. If the slots are open, this is plausible, even if unprobable.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:58 PM

Davo,

 

any idea the 40 man roster situation with the recent trades of Correia and Willingham?

 

As Buxton is not currently on the 40-man roster...would need to be to be called up I believe. If the slots are open, this is plausible, even if unprobable.

I think they should have a spot open, if not they could easily enough make a space avail. Once Sept happens you don't have to worry about losing a guy from the major league roster through waivers (though I think guys like Parmelee and even DeDuno don't have any business being on this teams 40 man roster for 2015 anyways)

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

Excellent news!


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

With the two trades, the Twins have two open spots on the 40-man.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:14 PM

With the two trades, the Twins have two open spots on the 40-man.

And they added Milone to the 40 man so due to trades it should be 1 open spot. 

 

There are guys that can be DFA'd though.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:37 PM

And they added Milone to the 40 man so due to trades it should be 1 open spot. 

 

There are guys that can be DFA'd though.

Milone came over for Fuld and was immediately on the 40 man.

 

Correia and Willingham were traded with no one added to the 40 man, so they have two spots. 


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:44 PM

Milone came over for Fuld and was immediately on the 40 man.

 

Correia and Willingham were traded with no one added to the 40 man, so they have two spots. 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:54 PM

They added Mauer to take Willingham's place. :)

 

Buxton has hit .240 at Ft Meyers.Do we need to challenge his confidence by bringing him to the Twins ?

 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:10 AM

What's the reason? He hasn't hit a lick so far this year. Just seems like a big risk here, but, like everyone else, I believe in this kid so good luck Buck!

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:37 AM

Ain't to party like a AA party, because a AA party don't stop.

 

 

Wait, what?

 

Congrats, Bux. Looking forward to seeing you roaming Target Field this time next season. Huzzah!

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:33 AM

Bit surprised, Buxton wasn't exactly raking... Hopefully he was working on something and now he's going to be allowed to do what he does best.

#18 twinssouth

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:45 AM

Saw last night he was hit again by a pitch. Get him to AA where he at least doesn't have to worry about getting hammered by High A pitchers

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:17 AM

Saw last night he was hit again by a pitch. Get him to AA where he at least doesn't have to worry about getting hammered by High A pitchers

Not only was he hit by a pitch (in the hip), it was in the at bat directly after his first inning home run by a 23-year old Venezuelan who was then ejected in the 5th inning with Buxton at the plate.

 

That is not good for baseball.


#20 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

Lots of teams promote prospects based on talent, and not just on dominating a level. If this becomes the Twins' new MO, I'm not sure what I'd be allowed to complain about anymore......

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