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#121 Aerodeliria

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:18 PM

Saying you don't want to make Buxton a gazillionaire by offering him a long-term deal is really not quite the same as implying that Buxton is trash. And saying that Cave was a better player than Buxton LAST year is close to being indisputable. With that said, I think there are a bunch of Twinkie supporters who just want to wait and see what 2019 will bring for the Buxton express. I have always wanted Buxton to succeed, but have also wanted something a little more promising than last year as the basis to proceed with the franchise tag and the money that goes along with it.

 

And, concerning the AAA adventure, I admit I was a bit on the fence about letting Buxton stay in AAA last September, but I also tried looking at that situation from the viewpoint of what Cave had done and was doing. In the end (for me), it was far more important to get a chance to see Cave play regularly so we all could get an idea of what kind of player he really was and could be. If Cave had ended up hitting .180 for the balance that would have told us lot, but he showed that he is probably a decent hitter and an average outfielder. He has decent speed and although he is no Buxton in the field, he wasn't chopped liver (he'll improve I believe).

 

To sum up, I want Buxton in a Twins uniform--but not last year's version, so I hope that management takes the 'wait and see' approach for now.

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#122 DrNeau

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:57 PM

 

To sum up, I want Buxton in a Twins uniform--but not last year's version, so I hope that management takes the 'wait and see' approach for now.

 

Well we sure can't afford to have another situation like 1st-rounder Hicks, where we let him develop in a Twins uniform for years and got low production, and then became super productive once traded to another team. 


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:51 AM

Well we sure can't afford to have another situation like 1st-rounder Hicks, where we let him develop in a Twins uniform for years and got low production, and then became super productive once traded to another team. 

Even that scenario could be OK, if we got someone super productive in return.

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#124 zenser

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:35 AM

 

What have you done for me lately, Byron Buxton? 

 

According to 2018, this is the bottom line: 

* 4 DL trips

* Multiple migraines

* Blurred vision

* Broken toe
* 134 games missed
* 28 games played
* 0 HR
* 4 RBI
* .156 BA
* .383 OPS

 

Things that should matter to a player: 

* Health

* Productivity

 

Other things like "super 2 manipulation" are just clutter. This guy needs to be healthy and learn how to hit. If he would (or could) do that, his stock would soar. 

This!!!I am not for or against an extension at this point.I can argue for an against both side.What I would really like to see is a full healthy year before I make a decision.Yes, I know that could be a costly decision but I dont see him signing an extension right now with his value low.I would bet he bets on himself.

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#125 yarnivek1972

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:33 AM

Well we sure can't afford to have another situation like 1st-rounder Hicks, where we let him develop in a Twins uniform for years and got low production, and then became super productive once traded to another team.


Which was likely the reasoning behind not calling him up to keep his service time under 3 years. Buxton has three years of control by the Twins. That is more than enough time to decide whether or not he can hit well enough to keep putting him in the lineup. Frankly, I think he will have to hit decently (OPS over .700) in 2019 or he will not be in a Twins uniform in 2020.

#126 nytwinsfan

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:28 AM

 

Which was likely the reasoning behind not calling him up to keep his service time under 3 years. Buxton has three years of control by the Twins. That is more than enough time to decide whether or not he can hit well enough to keep putting him in the lineup. Frankly, I think he will have to hit decently (OPS over .700) in 2019 or he will not be in a Twins uniform in 2020.

it is actually 4 years of control now. It was 3 years before the service time shenanigans.




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