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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:39 PM

I know it is early and I also know that not many spots are up for grabs. Just looking at the raw numbers, so far the starting pitchers have performed pretty well with the exception of Duffey's kerfuffle today against the Blue Jays. There haven't been a lot of clean innings from the bullpen and most notably the competitors for a second lefty in the 'pen have been playing a pretty fair game of giveaway. A lot of guys haven't hit much--notably Santana, Arcia, and Buxton, all of whom probably need to show more to win spots.

 

Are there any trends that I'm missing? Is there someone making a big move to claim a roster spot?


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:57 PM

I know it is early and I also know that not many spots are up for grabs. Just looking at the raw numbers, so far the starting pitchers have performed pretty well with the exception of Duffey's kerfuffle today against the Blue Jays. There haven't been a lot of clean innings from the bullpen and most notably the competitors for a second lefty in the 'pen have been playing a pretty fair game of giveaway. A lot of guys haven't hit much--notably Santana, Arcia, and Buxton, all of whom probably need to show more to win spots.
 
Are there any trends that I'm missing? Is there someone making a big move to claim a roster spot?

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:59 PM

Every ball Dozier puts in play goes for extra bases. He seems ready.

Quentin leads NRI's in PAs. I think the Twins want him to win a spot.
I have to admit I am intrigued. He reminds me of Willingham in a lot of ways.

Tommy Milone leads pitchers in strikeouts with 3. They are averaging 5.2 K/9 thru 5 games as a staff.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:51 AM

Where are we now?We are at such a small sample size that is makes little sense to even attempt to draw any conclusions.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:14 AM

They are averaging 5.2 K/9 thru 5 games as a staff.


So a big improvement so far. Nice!
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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:42 AM

 

Where are we now?We are at such a small sample size that is makes little sense to even attempt to draw any conclusions.

 

This. No one is injured yet, we are exactly where we were one week ago before games began. 

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#7 Halsey Hall

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:13 AM

We are nearing the point of making cuts. They should start coming in the next few days and the parade of the long walk to the other end will begin. 

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:30 AM

Minnetonka, but hoping to be in Portland soon......

 

Uh, I think it is clear they want Quentin to work out. I am truly shocked they want an old guy, who hasn't played in years, to be on the roster. They've never tried that before.....

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:33 AM

 

Quentin leads NRI's in PAs. I think the Twins want him to win a spot.
I have to admit I am intrigued. He reminds me of Willingham in a lot of ways.

 

He does.  And that is not a compliment...  They both are stiff on the field and better suited for DHs, a position that is Park's to lose.  Arcia as a LH power hitter and Vargas as a SH power hitter are better options at this point.  But Quentin might sell an extra couple hundred tickets at Rochester...

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:56 AM

They look to be a mediocre team which is to be expected considering the dozen holes on this roster, most notably at least four of the bullpen arms.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:57 AM

Quentin was an interesting "fit" for this team, since we are devoid of that style of player? Which makes me wonder why he signed here of all places. I for one, would look for a team with that spot as a glaring weakness, not one filled with a new FA, young players out of options, and a gifted hitter being misplaced in the OF. Something is amiss!
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#12 birdwatcher

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:16 AM

But what's Danny Santana's BAPIP?

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:31 AM

It's hard to put too much weight into anything so far.

If I had to pick one thing... I really think that the Park signing is going to work out. His swing is smooth and quick, and his quotes are humble. Those two things will take him a long way during this transition.
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Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:24 AM

The red jersey's aren't as bad as I originally thought and also that Arcia is now as fast as Buxton.

Edited by Sir_Eugene11, 09 March 2016 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 12:20 PM

Tommy Milone leads pitchers in strikeouts with 3. They are averaging 5.2 K/9 thru 5 games as a staff.

Conventional wisdom is that pitchers are ahead of hitters at this point in spring. So no worries, I'm sure those numbers will come down from such lofty levels as we approach Opening Day.

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