Article: Three-Bagger: Two Catchers, Dozier & Parmelee
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Parmelee gets this promotion only as a consequence of Morneau's situation. He's not earned it, but I'm also not horrified at him getting a chance. Guys do sometimes just breakout in the bigs and at his age. We'll see... Also, very surprise but thankful that we're only carrying two catchers. Willinham is the emergency, which relieves all my worries since his actually been a position player at catcher. The bullpen is still downright scary. Hope I'm wrong, but i fear we'll give up many leads and ties in the 6-8th innings.
How exactly has Parmalee not "earned" his spot on the 25 man? He's done everything the organization has asked of him in the last 2 seasons. He was one of the only players who showed up at the end of last year and had a very good spring?? It doesn't mean he's going to succeed long term but at some point it makes no sense letting these guys rot on horrible teams in the Twins minor league system. What does anyone learn losing 2/3rd of their games at Rochester or New Britain? This Twins team won't win 70 games. You cannot expect more when you put the worst pitching staff the majors has seem in a decade out there. Why not give some of these young hitter a chance? We know you can go get Butera up here to claim his crown as worst hitter in baseball anytime we want.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:45 PM
the worst pitching staff the majors has seem in a decade .
Where do we place our wagers? I'm thinking of a pretty big number.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:03 PM
How exactly has Parmalee not "earned" his spot on the 25 man?
Not to displace Morneau at first if Morneau were healthy. Winning a spot is different than getting a spot. Parmelee has played well enough to get himself into a position to get the spot that Morneau leaves vacant because of injury. He's earned the chance (and I hope he succeeds, but am not a homer or loving change for the sake of change) but he hasn't earned the start. Again, with all that said, I hope Morneau gets back to playing everyday 1B and Parmelee has earned (at that point it will be earned) to start in RF.