Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:48 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:56 PM
I found it interesting that at the end of the game Towles was put in at 3rd base. Could this possibly be an effort to add more flexibility to the bench? He did successfully make a play in the 9th. I think somebody somewhere wants this guy to make the team. With Doyle gone and Zumaya either on the 60 day or cut, this leaves 2 spots open on the 40-man. Room for Burroughs & Towles perhaps?
That was a gameday error. I watched the game on YES and Towles replaced Butera at C. Hollimon replaced Burroughs at 3B for the duration of the game.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:58 PM
How can we discount Hollimon's record in the minors based on a handful of spring at bats that have no meaning?
We shouldn't! Like I've said, I like the story, and I"m no fan of Burroughs and Hollimon does have more power than him... Neither is graet defensively, and we are talking about the 25th man on the bench. You have to go with defense/speed (which could be Florimon) or power (which would be Hollimon)... but I think it most likely would be Burroughs because h'es probably the best overall hitter of the group.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:00 PM
You don't have to be a stat guy to determine if Manship should make the roster. Just watch him pitch! He should not be on the final roster, period.
I don't know what that means? Not tall enough? The slider isn't sharp enough? Too stocky? He's been dominant all spring. When healthy, he was a solid pitcher all the way up. He got the win in a pretty huge final weekend game two seasons ago for the Twins to send them to the playoffs. Not sure what you're saying here by "just watch him pitch." I have. A lot!
Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:39 AM
Edited by Highabove, 24 March 2012 - 05:29 AM.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:31 AM
Hollimon (don't see one. Based on career, he shouldn't be used to pinch hit or as a defensive sub)
Hollimon has some power and he walks quite a bit. Unfortunately, that's come with high strikeouts and low batting averages.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:23 AM