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Article: Twins Acquire 1B Matt Rizzotti from Phillies
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:14 AM
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:46 AM
If I was to read between the lines, it looks to me as this means Parmalee is starting the year with the Twins. They found a guy to take his spot in Rochester. I do agree with the Phillies questions at 1B this year, seems odd they were willing to let him go for cash.
Yup. Parmalee gets to start a few times a week between 1B and RF so Morneau never has to play back to back days in the field. Hughes can also spot start at first if Morneau needs a day off when Parmalee is playing RF. What this team lacks in talent it makes up for in flexibility! Not really, but if Gardy wants to micromanage match ups, the versatility of Hughes, Doumit, and Parmalee will give him some options.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:17 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:12 PM
Curious to know who Philly has at AAA for first basemen that they could let this guy walk for what I'm assuming isn't a huge payout? Not saying his numbers/age/level jump off the page, but good guy for depth at AAA.
Reading some Philly fans and they think this guy would be a worse defensive 1b than Thome.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:23 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:53 PM
This guy raked at every chance he was given, and there was no need to fast track him because they had Howard in the majors.
Every chance he was given, yes. But one of the chances he was not given by age 25 was "AAA". Have to wonder why. Defense sounds a likely culprit. Having a DH-only profile really limits roster flexibility for many teams, such as 2012 Minnesota with the lingering health questions.
I do like the move in terms of Rochester alone, and there is also nothing wrong with having a guy in the organization with serious home run power, in case he's able to translate it to the higher levels. If he does defy what I think to be the odds (from looking only at minor league stats) it could be a good pickup, for a solid five year major league career for instance, and in the meantime the investment is low.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:43 PM
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