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#41 Rosterman

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 10:45 PM

I would love to be a fly in the wall in any discussion about a longer term contract.

 

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#42 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 10:55 PM

 

I would love to be a fly in the wall in any discussion about a longer term contract.

I don't think there are any discussions at this point because the two sides would be so wildly far apart. Buxton needs a good season for contract leverage, the team is willing to pay for what he has done (plus some, but almost certainly not enough).


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 11:44 PM

 

Don't rush it and nurse him along until fully healthy. I'd rather see Buxton in October than Buxton in March.

Could open an early door for Kirilloff or Larnach.


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 08:18 AM

I only skimmed some of the longer responses, but it seems to mostly be discussion Buxyon's role with the team goin' forward.

I ain't thinkin' that hard, and will content myself with an answer to 'where is Buxton now?"

He is cleared to hit off a t? May i assume he is in Fort Myers getting his work in on the complex side of things rather than the fields? Or is he getting said work in back in Georgia with his family?

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 08:23 AM

I would love to be a fly in the wall in any discussion about a longer term contract.


Buxton sets a new MLB precident, asking that a fly swatter be included as part of the signing bonus.
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Posted 07 March 2020 - 11:44 AM

I remember Mauer saying "baby steps" before the 2011 season and not liking it.We aren't there yet, but I am beginning to wonder what is up.Back on February 15th we read this:

"Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins hope to have Buxton ramped up to game action by mid-March, but Buxton himself didn't put any timeline on his return in Spring Training. The sole focus for both Buxton and the Twins remains getting him ready for Opening Day on March 26 in Oakland."

https://www.mlb.com/...ng-rehab-update

 

 Rocco assured us everything was going according to plan.Well, how is that now when he still has not faced live pitching with the season starting in 19 days?Would we not need to hear something real soon?Maybe tomorrow?


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

Have we decided yet if Rocco is honest or dishonest?


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 12:32 PM

 

Have we decided yet if Rocco is honest or dishonest?

Baseball managers are now Politicans, say what people want to hear, and down play everything


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 05:47 PM

 

Have we decided yet if Rocco is honest or dishonest?

He was not being dishonest.He was just trying to "be positive"


#50 DocBauer

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:19 PM

It is not mid March yet. We have a good week until that time frame. I'm sure he will either be participating or we will hear something different.

I want a healthy Buxton, not a rushed Buxton.

IIRC, Hunter had a few injury issues early as well. Is Buxton
injury prone or early snakebit? We really don't know yet.

One thing I'm wondering is if he's not ready, does Wade make the club? He seems to be doing OK in ST and seems to be a better option in CF than Cave. Does he force his way on to the opening roster so Kepler can stay in RF?
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Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:48 PM

I don't know who would make the club in his place ... I think that might depend on where he is in his recovery. If it's just a couple of weeks in extended ST (which I think it will be) ... then I think it's Cave. Kepler can man center for a short time period. But then ... I just don't know.

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 06:06 PM

The speculation on Buxton is laughable. Here is a player who has gone through one season unscathed. Every year it is something and he can't stay healthy.

If this guy had the last name Mauer people would be singing a much different tune.
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#53 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 09:46 PM

 

Baseball managers are now Politicans, say what people want to hear, and down play everything

Ugh, not true. The media today will throw any downplaying a manager says in their face if the reality doesn't match the statement.

 

Unfortunately for all of us, baseball managers and front offices are held to a much higher standard than politicians.

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 05:10 AM

This has to be the year Buxton is finally defined as an asset or a liability for the Twins. As asset if he can play anywhere close to his enormous abilities, and stay on the field for a majority of the season. He becomes a liability if he is again hurt and the Twins are again betwixt and between what to do about CF and the roster spot. 

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 07:00 AM

betwixt


Willing to bet that's the first use of "betwixt" on twinsdaily. Betwins.
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Posted 09 March 2020 - 07:41 AM

I give Buxton 50-50 at best to seriously continue his Major League career. He is border line frail physically (not strength wise but structure wise) and on top of that he is prone to headaches and scary concussion symptoms. Its like a car which gets the transmission rebuilt and back on the road and then the engine throws a rod. I simply do not think he can stay on the field very long if and when he comes back. Way too many unrelated symptoms and injuries.


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Posted 09 March 2020 - 08:26 AM

I give him an 80% chance of having a long and productive career with our favorite team. Kind of reminds me of board favorite Aaron Hicks. Expectations can be a bear.
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Posted 09 March 2020 - 10:02 AM

 

I give him an 80% chance of having a long and productive career with our favorite team. Kind of reminds me of board favorite Aaron Hicks. Expectations can be a bear.

 

Hicks hasn't exactly been a bastion of health either, considering he has exactly one season with over 390 plate appearances.

 

It's criminally negligent that the Twins haven't found a solid backup CFer to fill in for Buxton. They knew he was iffy to be ready for the season, and he's left them in tough spots year after year with unavailability. You have to plan for someone to man CF competently without weakening the rest of the defense by relocating everyone.

 

I like the Buxton and the X-Factor he brings to this squad. His speed/athleticism/defense/baserunning pressure is the straw that stirs the drink on a team chock full of big swingers. That said, you don't turn down potential young front-line pitching for him. Buxton's elite skills/athleticism could start to erode before he ever learns to stay on the field, at which point he's no longer an X-Factor and he's just a decent player with OBP issues that will want to get paid.

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 10:28 AM

To some degree, Cave, Kepler, and Rosario can all fill CF. To a lesser degree, if you ignore the Mendoza Line, so can Lewis and Celestino. Calculated risk until the deadline.
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Posted 09 March 2020 - 11:06 AM

 

To some degree, Cave, Kepler, and Rosario can all fill CF. To a lesser degree, if you ignore the Mendoza Line, so can Lewis and Celestino. Calculated risk until the deadline.

 

That's what I'm talking about though. If Buxton misses extended time and your plan is to move someone else over and then backfill for that guy, you've now weakened 2 defensive positions. Then at some point one of those guys gets hurt or needs a few days off and you pretty quickly have a clown show in the outfield like we did at times last year. As far as I've seen, Cave is only a passable defender in short stints.

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