Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:22 PM
Edited by stringer bell, 05 July 2012 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:35 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:41 PM
Since May 26, Parm has hit more homers than Morneau. 2-1.
They send Parmelee down. He starts swinging a hot bat. They recall him. He sits on the bench. I look forward to seeing history repeat itself.
Morneau continues to totally frustrate me. He hasn't hit lefties at all, and except for a couple of stretches, hasn't been a productive RBI guy.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:49 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:52 PM
With the extra days off for the All-Star break, hopefully the Twins will see fit to send Dozier, Deduno, DeVries, Fein, Waldrop, Robertson and anyone else back down to Rochester to get playing time, elevating a few folks back up here for a week like Valencia Guerra and Toshi, before sending them back down again. Let's really play the musical chair game and see folks before the trading begins.
FWIW, Deduno is out of options.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:24 PM
While Morneau hasn't been showing any problems with concussion symptoms, the fact that he has been out of baseball for about a year and a half (not counting the stretch last year when he returned and then was shut down almost immediately) might be messing with his timing and he might be going through the slumps that power hitters like him sometimes go through.
It might not just be messing with his timing. His timing might be gone for good. Sometimes, especially after you turn 30, you don't bounce back. My greatest fear? It takes a full year plus to regain his timing, and we see the old Morneau return late next summer - just when his contract is about to expire. Then you have the problem of what do you do with him. Sign him to another big money contract? Let him be a free agent?
Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:45 AM
Anyone care to provide some history/insight into Deduno? I think the first I remember him being in the organization was this past Spring(?) and IIRC he pitched pretty well, but I don't know anything beyond that. Whatever help offered is appreciated!
Here is a link to Deduno's career stats: http://www.milb.com/..._pbp&pid=465679
As you can see, he just had his 29th birthday, so he is not a young prospect. And he gives up a lot of walks, but also gets strikeouts and does not seem to give up a lot of home runs.
I like this move -- Deduno will either make it or not If he makes it, then he can competently fill a rotation spot. If he does not make it, then he will help the Twins get a better draft pick next year. I see possible upside and almost no downside to giving Deduno a chance.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:34 AM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:15 AM
Regarding to all this roster moves, Blackburn is not listed in the 40-man roster, and in the Rochester roster is listed as "reserve". Anybody knows what it means? Is he definitely out of the 40-man?
I noticed that too. Blackburn was definitely optioned, so he is still on the 40-man. My guess is that he hasn't repoted to Rochester yet, so that's why he's listed as "reserve".
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:18 AM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:22 AM
Parmelee sitting on the bench was starting to be ridiculous. Glad he will get to play somewhere. But there doesn't seem to be a spot for him to play on the Twins this season unless someone gets hurt.
He will have a spot come the trade deadline. TR is shopping Span for starters... he is really our only option to trade that has value (and he is willing to move). I have seen lately more and more coming out that the Twins are likely to hold onto Willingham, and the only other trade options that may have any good value right now are basically Span and possibly Capps if he can recover well from his recent injury. Only time will tell, but I think sooner than later you will see Parm up again playing everyday in RF