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Gordon, Gonsalves starting in AA. Romero to AAA

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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:09 AM



Gonsalves doesn't have anything to prove in AA IMO. Nor does Gordon. I realize this will be resolved quickly. It's still a weird assignment to start the season.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:16 AM

Colder and wetter in Rochester in April and they want these guys to play?

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:20 AM

Colder and wetter in Rochester in April and they want these guys to play?


As opposed to them not wanting Romero to play?
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:35 AM

I think some people are waking up to the fact that we are going to have a cold, -- not just wet -- but snowy Spring. 

 

Rochester is firmly in the snow belt. Will they play any games there in April?

 

You want your ace prospects wearing long underwear or baseball jerseys?

 

Gordon and Gonsalves are the first two to get called up in event of an injury.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:39 AM

I'm a little surprised. It sounds like the Twins have Romero ahead of Gonsalves, which is correct, in my view. (I hope they didn't put him in AAA to work out of the pen). But Gordon should be in AAA right away. This is probably an indication that the FO isn't as high on him as I am.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:05 AM

This is exactly why I am advocating the Twins move their AAA Affiliate to Nashville. Also, I am not biased...at all.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

They also have a lot of pitchers to shuffle around, compared to position players. Especially starters.

 

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

This is exactly why I am advocating the Twins move their AAA Affiliate to Nashville. Also, I am not biased...at all.


Either that or they should start the leagues in the north a couple weeks later.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:41 AM

Give them a few weeks and this'll all shake out.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:51 AM

 

As opposed to them not wanting Romero to play?

Romero still likely has an inning limit and a shot at pitching in September or October with some good fortune.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:21 AM

 

Colder and wetter in Rochester in April and they want these guys to play?

Colder and wetter in Minnesota in April and they want the Twins to play? We don't need no stinking roof!

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:32 AM

I think all this means is Romero was lights out this spring. 

 

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:45 AM

Gordon hit .270/.341/.408 (.749) in AA last year. 

It's not like he wowed anyone. He can use the work.

If he does well he'll be moved up quickly, I suspect.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:50 PM

 

Colder and wetter in Minnesota in April and they want the Twins to play? We don't need no stinking roof!

The question was why Chattanooga not Rochester. This has nothing to do with Minnesota

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:54 PM

Minor league starting pitchers: Dietrich Enns, Tyler Duffey, Myles Jaye, Fernando Romero, Aaron Slegers, Adalberto Mejia, Stephen Goncalves, Kohl Stewart, Ryan Eades, Lewis Thorpe, Zack Littell, Felix Jorge, Omar Bencomo, Randy LeBlanc.

 

That's 14 for 10 spots. Maybe 12 if you went with a six-man rotation. But doubt that will happen. Four have to go to High A, which is also stacked with starters.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

 

The question was why Chattanooga not Rochester. This has nothing to do with Minnesota

I thought it had to do with baseball players playing in cold and wet weather no matter where they are. My bad.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:28 PM

Maybe they want Romero to get used to pitching in cold spring weather. Like in an outdoor stadium in Minneapolis. 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:01 AM

"The reason? In large part, their spring performances. Romero was unhittable during his time in Twins camp — he literally didn’t allow a hit in eight Grapefruit League innings — and kept that momentum after being optioned. So the Twins have decided to give the 23-year-old righthander, rated as the Twins’ second-best prospect by mlb.com, a challenge by stepping up to the highest minor league level.

Gonsalves wasn’t as sharp and his velocity was down slightly this spring. The reason: He’s making some adjustments in his mechanics that the Twins believe will pay off as he rises in the system. While the 23-year-old lefthander, rated as the team’s third-best prospect, masters the changes, they’re putting him in a comfortable environment — the franchise where he went 8-3 with a 2.68 ERA last year."

http://www.startribu...wins/478475293/
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:37 AM

Not a fan. I like my prospects to be challenged.
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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:40 AM

Very surprised about Gordon. With Polancos suspension, Twins are lacking depth at SS. Seems like they would put Gordon at AAA and hope he performs well there.