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#1 Twins Fan From Afar

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:28 PM

I tweeted this a couple hours ago, but will also share here:
Hearing rumblings that Sano will join the Rock Cats in a few weeks. FSL All-Star game is June 15....
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#2 John Bonnes

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

FYI - Andrew has been covering the New Britain Rock Cats for us.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

I tweeted back to you saying that it means he'll be moving up to New Britain June 16. Several will move up to FM from Cedar Rapids at that time too.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

Good deal!
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

Arcia moved up at that time last year.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

If the Twins really want to reward productivity, a few dozen players should be moving around that time (some of them immediately after the draft and the short seasons beginning).

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

I promise this is my last burn, but I sure hope Thylos wasn't the source of those rumblings. Also, I would be shocked if Sano AND Buxton didn't get call ups after all-star games. Shocked. I would also put my house (ok 1 bedroom apartment I pay rent on) that Rosario will be moved up. I would bet the over that Walker moves up to Ft. Myers. The 2 AA pitchers, I would think stay the entire year.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

Poor thrylos. Lol.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

Poor thrylos. Lol.


yeah, it's only been how many months since that happened...but as long as it makes someone feel good, that's what counts...it's not like thrylos didn't get enough abuse for this a long time ago...

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

Arcia moved up at that time last year.


That's what people forget. Arcia was in Ft. Myers at this time last year... But, the Twins traditionally promote 2-4 players from FM to NB after the All-Star game, and the same from CR to FM. They're earned the nod, no harm in letting them get that recognition. 3 weeks isn't going to hurt a guy.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

I promise this is my last burn, but I sure hope Thylos wasn't the source of those rumblings. Also, I would be shocked if Sano AND Buxton didn't get call ups after all-star games. Shocked. I would also put my house (ok 1 bedroom apartment I pay rent on) that Rosario will be moved up. I would bet the over that Walker moves up to Ft. Myers. The 2 AA pitchers, I would think stay the entire year.


Alex Meyer has the 2nd best FIP in the Eastern League (basically tied with Kevin Guasman, who debuts for the Orioles tonight). No reason to hold him back if spots open up above him.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

Alex Meyer has the 2nd best FIP in the Eastern League (basically tied with Kevin Guasman, who debuts for the Orioles tonight). No reason to hold him back if spots open up above him.


Not possible, the 10 rotation spots above him in AAA and the majors are filled with rock solid starters.

I'd like to see the Twins keep the dynamic duos together. I like the Sano/Rosario pairing and the Buxton/Walker pairing. Keep them together to keep some continuity and hopefully they push each other knowing they don't want to get left behind a level when their buddy gets moved. Of course this only goes if promotions are deserved, which at this point they are.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

Not possible, the 10 rotation spots above him in AAA and the majors are filled with rock solid starters.

Of course this only goes if promotions are deserved, which at this point they are.


Sarcasm will get you nowhere on this board, the Twins apologists are apt to take you seriously!:D

Despite the unevenness of the M&M duo, I wouldn't be opposed to a joint promotion to AAA or to the Twins. Yesterday would suffice.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Before promoting Meyer (and this is somewhat the case with Gibson as well), it's important for the Twins to assess what they have as far as filling out the rotation. And I imagine that's what they'll continue to do all season, until Sept. when we might see Meyer.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

Alex Meyer has the 2nd best FIP in the Eastern League (basically tied with Kevin Guasman, who debuts for the Orioles tonight). No reason to hold him back if spots open up above him.


I've watched 2 of Meyer's starts in person. One last month, which I blogged about, and last night's. Neither were his best performances, so take that into account when you read the following:

Being completely honest, I think he still has work to do in AA. At times he's overpowering, and other times he loses control and composure, and becomes hittable. That being said, he's still our best pitching prospect. I'd be surprised if he lasted the entire season in New Britain, but I don't see him leaving after the Eastern League All-Star Game (being held in New Britain, by the way).
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

Since we are talking prospects, how long will May be a starter? Seriously, if he were to have the same or worse control issues, how long to you keep trying him as a starter. I know you do everything in your power to keep him starting. But at what point do you put a guy in the bullpen? Or do you wait until he proves he can't be a starter in majors like Perkins? This should be a thread all by itself but I thought I would ask.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

Since we are talking prospects, how long will May be a starter? Seriously, if he were to have the same or worse control issues, how long to you keep trying him as a starter. I know you do everything in your power to keep him starting. But at what point do you put a guy in the bullpen? Or do you wait until he proves he can't be a starter in majors like Perkins? This should be a thread all by itself but I thought I would ask.


That's a good question. Here's my uneducated opinion: especially considering this organization and the way we need SPs, you go as long as possible trying him as a starter. The control issue has to be solved, or contained, at some point, though, because he won't be effective as a reliever with this control problem, either.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

I've seen one of Meyer's starts as well, and I completely agree with Andrew. He still needs to work on his game-to-game and inning-to-inning consistency.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

I've seen one of Meyer's starts as well, and I completely agree with Andrew. He still needs to work on his game-to-game and inning-to-inning consistency.


Are you not familiar with xFIP? Shouldn't that be driving all pitching promotion decisions?
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

That's a good question. Here's my uneducated opinion: especially considering this organization and the way we need SPs, you go as long as possible trying him as a starter. The control issue has to be solved, or contained, at some point, though, because he won't be effective as a reliever with this control problem, either.


I agree with this. Keep him as long as possible, hope the light switch goes on. But he probably ends up as a back of the bullpen guy, which would be an acceptable (if not the best) outcome.

I have a feeling he might get a couple innings in Minnesota in September.
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