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#21 gunnarthor

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

 

Jay is a bust, no question (regardless of whether he winds up spending some time as a lefty specialist) . . . pitchers from that 2015 first round in general have turned out very poorly to date, except for Walker Buehler (who lasted all the way to #24). 

Buehler is the one we should regret passing on, not Bennintendi. Buehler was actually in the discussion for the Twins and there was some expectation we'd take him. He and Berrios would look great together.

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#22 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

 

You're saying that when he's not throwing a clunker, he's good/solid, not electric (or other superlative)? That's pretty faint praise, if so.

 

I dont know that it's praise at all... I do think there is a decent chance that he will pitch in the big leagues at some point in his career... not sure that'll be with the Twins. 

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#23 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:33 AM

 

Jay is a bust, no question (regardless of whether he winds up spending some time as a lefty specialist) . . . pitchers from that 2015 first round in general have turned out very poorly to date, except for Walker Buehler (who lasted all the way to #24). 

 

Imagine if the Twins had takenNola, Conforto, Turner, or Chapman in 2014 instead of Gordon, and Benintendi or Buehler in 2015 instead of Jay


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:43 AM

Imagine if the Twins had taken Nola, Conforto, Turner, or Chapman in 2014 instead of Gordon, and Benintendi or Buehler in 2015 instead of Jay


Add in the Stewart draft, and you can see why things needed to change. You can't miss on three straight top ten picks....
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. Oh, and I have at least one blog post now......The table on my first blog post is now fixed. Sigh.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

I hope the Twins keep Sano in Rochester for several weeks until he is making consistent enough contact to once again be a threat at the plate in the big leagues.

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That Twins 2nd baseman - #29 - he doesn't run, he "ca-rew-zes" - Earl Weaver


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:17 AM

 

I hope the Twins keep Sano in Rochester for several weeks until he is making consistent enough contact to once again be a threat at the plate in the big leagues.

 

They can only keep him on a rehab assignment for 20 days total. 


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:19 AM

They can only keep him on a rehab assignment for 20 days total. 

SanĂ³ has a minor league option remaining, if they choose to use it in the way puckstopper1 suggested.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

 

SanĂ³ has a minor league option remaining, if they choose to use it in the way puckstopper1 suggested.

I'm not sure why anyone would think we should poison the water with one of our most important players. He's doing fine on his rehab assignment and we need his bat. Gonzalez is posting a 55 OPS+. 

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:52 AM

I'm not sure why anyone would think we should poison the water with one of our most important players. He's doing fine on his rehab assignment and we need his bat. Gonzalez is posting a 55 OPS+. 

Just to be clear, I wasn't endorsing puckstopper1's plan.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

 

Buehler is the one we should regret passing on, not Bennintendi. Buehler was actually in the discussion for the Twins and there was some expectation we'd take him. He and Berrios would look great together.

 

Now that would have made them look smart, eh?...... instead of.....


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

 

I hope the Twins keep Sano in Rochester for several weeks until he is making consistent enough contact to once again be a threat at the plate in the big leagues.

 

I hope he makes consistent contact and has good at bats for 3 days.... and then is a threat in the bigs for the rest of the season. 

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 10:31 AM

 

I'm not sure why anyone would think we should poison the water with one of our most important players. He's doing fine on his rehab assignment and we need his bat. Gonzalez is posting a 55 OPS+. 

Sorry Gunnar, but I have to disagree that Sano is doing fine on his Rehab assignment.In his time in AA Sano hit .200 and struck out 35% of the time.SSS I know, and I'd be less concerned about this if he hit last year with the Twins like he did in 2017.Unfortunately the AA numbers are similar to what he did for the Twins in 2018.Is 2018 version of Sano going to help them?I know Gonzales is struggling, but 2018 version of Sano is not an upgrade.Hence the reason he needs to stay at AAA until he demonstrates that he is not the 2018 version of Sano.

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