It's been great to watch the bounce back, especially against a good Brewers team (albeit the worst RISP team in MLB).
To me it's been a perfect case scenario, we sold some stuff, got value back and are again competing. All year we have been competing because of our young kids (and Erv). There is no better way to prepare for next year. If we end up staying in it, how great will that experience be for our young guys?
Yes I am excited.
That being said. Mauer is not having that much better of year than last year. We need to think about platooning him with Garver or a waiver wire trade as has been suggested.
It's nice Dozier is heating up, as we know what that could mean, but for the vet calling out the FO, then striking out 5 times in a game and not hustling out a grounder to first..I am holding off on my praise for him. Lead by example, not words.
Love that Polonco is restoring our faith as a hitter. Him not panning out would be a huge blow to this team and our future 2nd base options.
Rosario is having a defining offensive year, as he may have fought through his awful bad habits at the plate. However, he literally almost makes one mistake a game in the field or on base, which is still concerning.
Finally I say we let the bullpen go, sink or swim, and hopefully our Manager stops riding guys with 4 run leads. Need to trust the young kids. It's great experience.