Sinker: Time For Twins To Experiment
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:18 PM
Sinker lays out some of the reasons for the Twins recent moves and talks about some of the experiments he woudl like to see. But my favorite is the nickname he comes up with for the Twins rotation: The Filler Ds.
So, what are everyone's top experiments they want to see they Twins try over these last 6 weeks?
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:40 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:51 PM
I saw "Sinker: Time for Twins to Experiment" and thought "WTF? Haven't they been preaching 'sink' and 'pitch to contact' for years?"
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:06 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:17 PM
For me I would like to see Parmelee up playing 6 out of 7 games per week. It can work without stealing playing time from the essential players. It would be nice to see what he can offer playing full time - we did not see that this year and I do not think a fair judgement can be made on his 2012 performance in the bigs. Throw him in the OF, let him force a decision on whether he can handle playing the OF or not. There is a lot who say he cannot by them watching him play the OF in the minors. They may be right, but let's see it in person with the Twins and throw our darts after that conclusion has been made - bad or good.
Liam Hendricks has sucked in his time as a big leaguer, but has been brilliant in the minors. Hendricks doesn't have outstanding stuff (Poor Man's Scott Baker per Gleeman on PA's Show on KFAN today). He relies on his control and pitching intelligence. I am not sure if the Twins do not have him up here because they are protecting him or because they do not think he can be effective. If it is the former, that is a piss poor move. The Twins need to run this guy through the ringer and see if he can handle the pressure at this level of play. If what most are saying about Hendricks is correct, it would appear to me that the Twins need to let him pitch up here, have his failures, make his adjustments, use his greatest assets, go from there and see if he can cut it in MLB.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:06 AM
A)Recently been demoted to NBR despite good play in ROC
Not on the 40 man roster and would need a pay raise too of all things
C) Hasn't been in a 'big player' in the Twins eyes because of 2011 and some other performance question marks