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#41 bighat

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 07:48 AM

 

You want Marwin playing center field? Not me. He is pretty much only subsistence level in the outfield at this point

Marwin plays right. Kepler moves to center.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 07:51 AM

Yeah I think the issue is that with no Sano or Buxton, Marwin can only cover one of those positions. I suppose Tortuga could play first base but he's also on the Covid-DL.

 

Get used to it. Teams are going to have guys come down with Covid-19 all over the place, there are going to be tons of games where only half the roster is recognizable, I fear.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:56 AM

 

If Buxton doesn't already have a nickname it should be Charmin.

 

I get the joke but this seems...highly offensive.

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#44 HawksNest

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:02 AM

What a shame. Guy has to be the most injury-prone player I can possibly remember.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:25 AM

 

I get the joke but this seems...highly offensive.

Would you prefer Bounty?


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:54 AM

 

I am shocked - I saw the headline and thought this was a joke or an old post.It could not happen again and this soon.I feel sorry for Byron - how frustrating this must be. 

 

Please - not Marwin.Let's move down the line and get the prospects on the field if we have to fill spaces.  

 

Isn't there a real CF in the system?Celestino?He is on the 60 man.I would rather have someone who can field the position than another bat. 

I have never seen Celestino play, Mike. But from what I have read from Seth and others is that he is a major league ready center fielder now. Because he hasn't yet made the upper levels of minor league ball, his bat isn't ready.

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#47 Dave The Dastardly

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:05 AM

 

If Buxton doesn't already have a nickname it should be Charmin.

I think he's from Fragile, Italy.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:16 AM

 

I think he's from Fragile, Italy.

 

Family hailed from Cantstayondafield, Russia

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:29 AM

CF is unfortunately the one position where the Twins don't have a good replacement waiting in the wings. The only minor league options (Baddoo and Celestino) are at least a year away from realistically being able to compete in the majors, and the rest of the possibilities are corner outfielders who only play center when they have to (Kepler, Wade, and Cave). If Buxton is out for a significant amount of time I'm afraid Lewis is going to be switched to CF and I'm worried that the move would not be good for his career.

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#50 TFRazor

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:42 AM

 

Family hailed from Cantstayondafield, Russia

It took me a second, but then I laughed


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:19 AM

Rooker?

The bigger issue is having a guy whose true position is CF being ready. Celestino is still a few years away; the defense is probably good enough already, but he's likely to get overwhelmed at the plate.

Royce Lewis can probably do it, but a) they'd need him to spend at least a chunk of a minor league season learning the position right now...and once he moves to the OF it's hard to see him ever coming back to the INF. And despite Polanco and Arraez being locked in right now in the middle INF, I doubt the Twins are ready to move their top SS prospect out of there.

Dang it, Buxton just may be too injury prone. This sucks. I hope it's just a sprain and everyone (including me) is overreacting.


There has to be some reason why Lewis only played one game at SS in the AFL last year. He played 5 in CF and a dozen or so at 3b.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:32 AM

Update from Rocco Baldelli:

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:51 AM

 

There has to be some reason why Lewis only played one game at SS in the AFL last year. He played 5 in CF and a dozen or so at 3b.

 

The reason was that Vidal Brujan from the Rays and Geraldo Perdomo from the D-Backs were the shortstops on the Salt River Rafters.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 12:19 PM

 

You want Marwin playing center field? Not me. He is pretty much only subsistence level in the outfield at this point

Actually LF had graded out as his best position over the last few years. Kepler in CF, slide Rosario and his strong arm to RF and put Marwin in LF. Obviously not ideal, but manageable.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 12:27 PM

 

Would you prefer Bounty?

 

I would actually try for no nickname that is meant in any kind of demeaning manner, or could be taken a such.

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#56 yarnivek1972

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 12:48 PM

The reason was that Vidal Brujan from the Rays and Geraldo Perdomo from the D-Backs were the shortstops on the Salt River Rafters.


I guess I don’t know exactly how the AFL works but I would hope that teams sending guys there would have substantial input as to how they are used. They are there to learn, after all. What’s the point of teaching them the wrong things?

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 12:57 PM

Marwin plays right. Kepler moves to center.


This what I don’t want as it weakens the outfield all the way around. I wanted a Maybin type player that would leave Max in right and Eddie in left
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Posted 14 July 2020 - 01:20 PM

So... He's gonna be alright?

I am glad to hear... read that.

#59 lukeduke1980

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 01:22 PM

A different thought, and players can get hurt in any position, but should Buxton be shifted to a corner to reduce the opportunities for the kamikaze? 


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 02:19 PM

Buxton fragility is driving me CRAZY. He’s going to lose speed too as he ages. Twins should consider other options longterm in CF.
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