Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:52 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:21 PM
I'm going to give the Twins the benefit of the doubt on Mauer. We don't know just how his leg is progressing. He played with the injury the second half of Sunday's game, and he could barely run by the time they took him out. What good is it having him swing the bat if he can only jog to first? He got booed because he was unable to leg out a double; he get's booed if he's not in the lineup. Kind of a no-win situation for him.
Only a complete moron would boo Mauer.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:17 PM
That half inning wasn't exactly awe-inspiring.
McDonald was acquired via a deadline trade of Octavio Dotel. Maybe Capps can fetch us something similar.
In other news: after that inning Revere is in a 5-29 slump. Would be nice if he can break loose today.
This just in: Andrew McCutchen is good.
Edited by ashburyjohn, 21 June 2012 - 05:21 PM.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:51 PM
Wouldn't this be the perfect night to be giving Dozier a rest and putting Carroll, the NL vet, at SS against a tough right-handed starter?
Watched the bench reaction, I think Jamey just reminded Gardy that this would have been the right move (he said...as he slapped himself on the back...).
Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:00 PM
Good God, can Mauer just tough it out for once in his freaking career? I like the guy plenty and rarely have a bad thing to say about him, but its time for him to actually be a leader and stay on the field as much as possible.
The single, simple thing most likely to keep Mauer on the field--and at his most productive--is to move him off catcher. Should have been done years ago. Paying $23M/yr to a catcher, where the player cannot under any circumstances play his position every day, and where he's also most likely to get injured, suffer long term debilitation, and hit the least--is and always was idiocy, despite what FANGRAPHS tries to tell you with WAR or some other poorly thought out crap.