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Is Marwin Gonzalez a lock to make the roster?

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#81 Danchat

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:10 PM

 

Is it possible that next August we are wondering why we continue to give at bats on a corner to a 90 OPS+ bat without finding out whether Rooker, Larnach or Kirilloff can contribute more with the bat?

Eh, there will likely be several injuries and guys on the DL by that point. Most of this debate is moot once somebody gets hurt.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 09:30 AM

 

Is Marwin Gonzalez a lock to make the roster?

I don't think Marwin is particularly tradable right now -- he's probably not quite good enough / cheap enough for teams to overlook the scandal cloud.

 

But he's not nearly bad enough or controversial enough for the Twins to cut him either.

 

So yes, he is a lock to make the roster.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 09:32 AM

Let he who has never improved his lie in the rough during the weekend Nassau with his golfing buddies cast the first player off the Twins' roster. I cannot believe the holier than thou comments. Just let the Twins' roster go through the process all teams go through year after year. What if Donaldson pulls a pec on his first swing thinking the pitch was going to be a fastball when it was a change up?


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 09:42 AM

And not only have rosters expanded to 26, but it sounds like the number of pitchers will be capped at 13. So we essentially have an extra bench spot over much of last season.

 

I see our bench right now as the following:

 

Avila

Marwin

Cave

Adrianza

 

Assuming a healthy starting 9, there's no significant playing time available for Rooker, Wade, Larnach, etc. anyway, regardless of whether Marwin is around. (And if someone gets hurt and goes on the IL, that will open a spot and playing time regardless of Marwin too.) Plus Cave still has an option year, so we can temporarily swap him out for Astudillo or Gordon if, say, the outfield is 100% but a catcher or infielder is day-to-day.

 

And we can obviously re-evaluate midseason -- if Marwin is tradable by then, and if a prospect is fully healthy and knocking on the door, we can make a move. But right now, not so much.


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 10:35 AM

 

Let he who has never improved his lie in the rough during the weekend Nassau with his golfing buddies cast the first player off the Twins' roster. I cannot believe the holier than thou comments. Just let the Twins' roster go through the process all teams go through year after year. What if Donaldson pulls a pec on his first swing thinking the pitch was going to be a fastball when it was a change up?

Never would'a happened with a well timed bang on a trash can.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 05:13 PM

 

 I cannot believe the holier than thou comments. Just let the Twins' roster go through the process all teams go through year after year.

If I don't want Gonzalez (or any other Astros on the team) this is "holier than thou"?Do you think this guy is coming from a place that is "holier than thou"??

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PLENTY of players don't appreciate this scandal and why have any taint from it when we don't have to have it?

 

Sorry, but I am in a career where I am scrutinized and if I do something questionable like Gonzalez and his teammates did (over and over again--not just once) I would be fired.

 

Playing professional baseball is a privilege.Three managers and a GM have caught consequences for this.Are you saying the players shouldn't take any heat for it?Shouldn't the players also be held accountable for this?

 

To heck with him.Discard him like a broken part in a machine.Find someone else in the snap of a finger.

 

 

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#87 specialiststeve

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 10:52 PM

Nothing is a lock but with his experience and versatility he will likely be staying. Especially now with Maeta and the win now mode. We have Blankenship In the wings to take over his role next year...


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:37 AM

 

If I don't want Gonzalez (or any other Astros on the team) this is "holier than thou"?Do you think this guy is coming from a place that is "holier than thou"??

https://www.msn.com/...hink/ar-BBZ4gza

PLENTY of players don't appreciate this scandal and why have any taint from it when we don't have to have it?

 

Sorry, but I am in a career where I am scrutinized and if I do something questionable like Gonzalez and his teammates did (over and over again--not just once) I would be fired.

 

Playing professional baseball is a privilege.Three managers and a GM have caught consequences for this.Are you saying the players shouldn't take any heat for it?Shouldn't the players also be held accountable for this?

 

To heck with him.Discard him like a broken part in a machine.Find someone else in the snap of a finger.

And during the off season the Twins can form a choir and travel the country singing songs beginning with "Pure as the wind driven Snow". Sorry Ewen but you are assuming an awful lot about all the other players on all the other rosters including the Twins. By the way, have you ever improved your lie in the rough?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:39 AM

 

 

Never would'a happened with a well timed bang on a trash can.

Exactly


#90 SmellEm

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:00 AM

What an absurd question. Of course he will make the roster.  

 


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:07 AM

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#92 ewen21

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:54 PM

 

And during the off season the Twins can form a choir and travel the country singing songs beginning with "Pure as the wind driven Snow". Sorry Ewen but you are assuming an awful lot about all the other players on all the other rosters including the Twins. By the way, have you ever improved your lie in the rough?

Of course I have improved my lie...both in the rough and elsewhere

 

The thing is, there is a certain amount of accountability that goes with baseball.They sign contracts, make tons of money, must not cheat, etc....

If asking cheaters to face consequences makes me a choir boy than so be it.

 

At the same time, I can be vicious if someone crosses me.If provoked I might just eat someone's family tree and fart saw back into their face before I embark on a full on assault.Gary Carter was a choir boy and he'd eat your heart right our of your chest if it meant wining a ballgame.Marwin, I think, is a whimp.I saw him yukking it up with the Yankees as they kicked our teeth in.How freakin wimpy is that? And when he called time as Severino went into his windup he was wayyy too emphatic in his apology. He was like "My bad my bad!!!"

What the heck.

 

After that, I already had an unfavorable view of him.Add to it the fact that he's a part of this Houston thing and I say discard him unceremonious.We can do without him and I would eat that money too.

 

Call me crazy.I might just be!