True, but you can find at-bats for players.The problem is staying through the struggles.
But hell, we've seen the Twins struggle with that even when they're terrible.That's the part that bugs me the most - stop giving 600 ABs to your clubhouse veterans or noteworthy innings to your Belisles when there are players to be putting out there and investing in.
I don't see why.There is literally no upside in spending your available opportunities on those dudes.You want to spend a roster spot so your clubhouse has a good Jedi/Padawan feel?Fine.But stop taking away the playing time of players you might have a future in.
Right on, brother. Let's forget the illusion that this team can or will contend in 2018 and play for 2019-2020. If there was any doubt , it's gone now with us losing 4 of 6 to the Indians. I start there, but then I wonder how much else there really is to do. I will say the the FO has started the moves with Moya up getting Duke's old innings.We need to keep the replacement train rolling but are there really that many options?.Sooo, these we can and should do...
Morrison - gone and replaced by Austin, with Rooker getting some ABs in September.
Belisle - gone, replaced by either Drake or Busenitz. (in other words, never back from the DL).
But then it gets tough...
WIlson - gone and replaced by ....., hmmm, never mind...
Santana- gone? Don't we need to see if he's a viable 3rd or 4th starter next year?
Odorizzi - trade him and replace him with Romero or Gonsalves ? Yeah, probably but we won't get much for him and he is a servicable back end starter. Those guys don't grow on trees for the Twins.
Forsythe - replace him with who, exactly?Gordon isn't burning up AAA and Forsythe is performing well, at least right now. Probably need to see if he can be the one year 2B stopgap for next year.
Rodney - trade him and replace him with Busenitz as the closer?Maybe...
That's about it. I'd love to replace vets with promising young players - we just don't have that many promising young players ready for the bigs and most of those we do have are already here - Kepler, Sano, Polanco, Rosario (already established by this point?), Hildenberger, Moya, May, Rogers, Mejia, Berrios (already established). Maybe one could include Cave in that group, maybe.
So, I love your premise and fire and I love the idea of replacing vets with younger guys NOW.I just only really see 2 immediate moves - replacing Morrison and Belisle - and 2 possible moves if trades are made of Rodney and Odorizzi.Maybe we just are what we are and the major hope is to play the young guys we already have up every day. Maybe the FO has already done what we want on this to the extent they can, once the get rid of Morrison.
Edited by LA VIkes Fan, 09 August 2018 - 09:22 AM.