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#61 jorgenswest

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

I think Correa was much more ready with the glove. If Lewis is going to play SS it is going to take longer. If they want his bat sooner they might shift him to RF. I would keep trying to develop Lewis as a SS.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:08 AM

The whole idea of honoring his grandfather..... great. For a couple times. For a season, maybe, although even that is a bit excessive. But now, I believe, that is just his excuse to get in his trademark. He can say he is still honoring his grandfather, but that ship has sailed. Now it is only about his trademark, like the crooked hat, no matter what he spins he gives it. You don't do a 21 gun salute everyday, or every time you do your job instead of blowing the game. How many times does it take before the "honoring" becomes so redundant that it has no point?


I’m sorry, but comparing what Rodney does, post save, to a 21-gun salute every morning is way off the mark as far as comparison’s go. Talk about over exaggerations. Players do all manner of things after they win, hit a home run, cross the plate to score ... what Rodney does after a save is no different than what any other players do. I appreciate that you and others didn’t like it, but I’d be careful about insinuating he was lying about it.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:20 AM

Well, he was placed on the DL for this back in July, at which time he said it was "kind of a chronic thing" (as diagnosed by the physician Dr. Dre, I am sure :) ).

https://www.twinciti...n-on-10-day-dl/

Hard to know hat to think except that there is no point for a potential free agent to drive down his value by continuing to play impaired. If the Twins were in the race and Morrison was having a season more comparable to 2017, he would still be playing.

Alas, neither is happening this year.

#64 Nick Nelson

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:24 AM

 

Trying to figure out how Lewis' progress through the minors makes Carlos Correa's look sluggish.Correa played A+ ball as a 19 year old in 2014, same level as Lewis at the same age.  

 

But we will see if Lewis plays for the Twins as a 20 year old.Correa jumped to AAA to start the 2015 season as a 20 year old, then was called up by Houston and had 432 plate appearances that season.

 

Most likely, the Twins will continue their conservative approach, despite losing, and Lewis will go to AA next season, AAA perhaps the following with a 2020 debut during the season.IF that happens, you can see the difference between the Twins approach and successful MLB team's approaches.

It was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek exaggeration, but I was talking about the timing of their ascents after being drafted, not in relation to their ages.

 

Correa reached High-A in his third pro season, with 190 games under his belt between rookie leagues, PR winter league and Low-A. Lewis is now excelling in High-A during his second pro season, having been promoted after only 129 games.

 

I don't think anyone would actually describe Correa's minor-league development path as sluggish with a straight face, but then, that's sorta the point. 




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