I think there's a lot of stuff to complain about the FO but I'm not sure we should say they are conservative in rushing minor league players. Frankly, that's been a false narrative since Steil took over. The Twins have pushed a lot of young guys up the system.
I think the development guys are doing a pretty decent job, frankly. It's the ML side that needs to be fixed.
Totally disagree and he facts indicate otherwise.The Twins are VERY conservative in moving their players through the system.Look at a guy like Mitch Garver.He did not get to the major leagues full time until he was 27, TWENTY SEVEN, and he still doesn't even have 500 career plate appearances.Garver, despite significant minor league success (he was Twins Daily minor league hitter of the year), moved step by step through the system. This was despite his success and the fact that the Twins catching sucked while they were losing 100 games.
Addressing something someone raised below,if we wait until a conservative front office decides a player is ready we are going to wait until forever, all while we lose with guys that have no future.The fact is, a minor league player is never ready, and Twins minor league players despite the conservative approach reach the majors remarkably ill prepare and often lacking basic skills.
When you are rebuilding you have to acknowledge that the players you bring up aren't going to be ready.They are going to make mistakes and you are going to lose ball games.But, the approach -needs to be a commitment to rebuilding.I advocate bringing up just about every prospet next season:Lewis, Kirilloff, Rooker, Gordon amongst others.Work them in with the existing young talent.We might lose 100 games like the Twins did in 1982, but the guys who can play will be sorted out and the guys who cannot moved on from.The sooner we get THOSE QUESTIONS asked, the sooner we can get a real competitive team out there.
And, for those who disagree, how can anyone stand watching this front office bring up Taylor Motter and BObby Wilson, amonsgst other crappy players?If we are going to lose 87-90 games why lose them with these players without futures?