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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:02 PM
It's IL now, btw, not DL.....
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:03 PM
Not a surprising move but best of luck to him. My wife thought he sorta looked like Starlord.
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:11 PM
Not a bad player, but the Twins should be able to do as well or better without him. I expect to see him in a major league uniform in 2019.
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:27 PM
The 360-370 OBP plays a lot better when you don't have to stick him in the outfield on an every-day basis. He would have made a great bench bat before the days of 15 pitchers on a 25-man roster. Now, his kind look like a dying breed.
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:52 PM
He helped us win a few games. I appreciate that and I wish him the best. However, as Hyman Roth once said.
He's small potatoes.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:59 PM
I just wish he could play a position decently. His bat in the lineup would be a plus if he could play defense effectively somewhere. His bat doesn't really play as a DH in today's baseball.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:47 PM
As others have said, his skill set is just too narrow. The Twins finally have a competent outfield and he's not DH material. If he could play defense competently this would be a different conversation.
He hit better than anyone would have dreamed of as a Twin.
Edited by Doomtints, 03 December 2018 - 05:53 PM.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:37 PM
Do we need a poll?
Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:55 AM
Good riddance. How a guy with that skillset lasted on this team that long....
Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:24 AM
Grossman would be great for the current Twins if they had a DH that 'could' play a skill position and weren't likely to bring back Austin as a bench bat (not to mention Garver on the bench). But with current construction he just doesn't fit well. Or basically at all.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:43 AM
Grossman's dWAR over the last 3 years averages to -1.53.Miguel Sano's dWAR in 2016 (when he took a stab at OF) was -1.4.
Edited by SomeGuy, 04 December 2018 - 09:44 AM.