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#21 Musk21

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 03:57 PM

 

The Twins officially announced 6 minor league signings. 

 

I realize it's just minor league depth, but I just don't understand the Asche, Reinheimer, or Tovar signings. Gotta be others out there with at least a slight bit of a track record or promise.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 04:43 PM

 

The Twins officially announced 6 minor league signings. 

 

Cody Asche is a very strange way to spell Cristian Pache

I'm going to need a Falvine definition of the word IMPACT in regards to MLB Hurlers


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:01 PM

 

I realize it's just minor league depth, but I just don't understand the Asche, Reinheimer, or Tovar signings. Gotta be others out there with at least a slight bit of a track record or promise.

 

The next tier up from these guys probably want to go to places that don't have Sano, Polanco, Arraez, Adrianza and probably either a 1B or 3B coming.  

 

Lewis and Blankenhorn probably both spend a 1/2 season or so in AA before moving up. So, it kind of is what it is. They all can be solid in a pinch. 

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#24 Rosterman

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 07:03 PM

Too many shortstops? Guess the Twins aren't going to push any in 2020.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 08:15 AM

I think the issue for the Front office here is being prepared for all scenarios. If they are not ready to be pushed, ie they stumble, are you prepared? All organizations are going to have guys that no one expects to see the majors but you want the best guys around those that you do expect to make it.

And FWIW, those filler guys still should be given respect for both their role and to be at AAA, they are dang good baseball players.
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#26 Rosterman

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:54 PM

 

I think the issue for the Front office here is being prepared for all scenarios. If they are not ready to be pushed, ie they stumble, are you prepared? All organizations are going to have guys that no one expects to see the majors but you want the best guys around those that you do expect to make it.

And FWIW, those filler guys still should be given respect for both their role and to be at AAA, they are dang good baseball players.

 

If you back and look at the rosters of the sixties, they were full of guys who ahd a cup-of-coffee in the majors, and msot were hoping to get a few more days of player's association time. Prospects tended to jump from AA ball to the majors, or those on the cusp were welcomed at AAA ball because ALL of these guys played, at some point, as that extra bat or arm in the majors at some point in their career. Yes, praise them. We forget that the BEST in the minors could be the WORST in the majors, but in both situations they are fulfilling a roster need in which they excel, perhaps aagainst someone else more talented but still in need of discipline and seasoning.

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#27 DocBauer

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:20 AM

I realize it's just minor league depth, but I just don't understand the Asche, Reinheimer, or Tovar signings. Gotta be others out there with at least a slight bit of a track record or promise.


FWIW, I am familiar with Asche from his time in college for the Huskers. Not a top prospect, he still had some helium rising through milb. He's had some ML experience and could prove to be a decent, "useful" type of player.
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