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#1 Twins Daily Admin

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

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#2 CwK

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

@JimCrikket: Buxton promoted to Ft Myers per Jake Mauer.


yep.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:16 PM

Glad this moment has come....a little surprised he didnt go after the all star game

#4 drjim

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:16 PM

This was a week late!

#5 josecordoba

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:21 PM

Buxton appears to be the Youngest Hitter in the League. If Buxton has a wRC near League Average this will be a very successful season.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:26 PM

Glad this moment has come....a little surprised he didnt go after the all star game


I think that the Miracle were getting Wilkin Ramirez and wanted him to get 3-5 games in as rehab first. With Ramirez having a setback, the time came.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:48 PM

I hope he performs to the best of his abilities. Buxton surely will be fine defensively, but we'll have to see if he can hit these pitchers. If he can just be an average hitter here, I think he'll move past this with ease. Since we saw quite a few Twins' prospects crush the FSL, perhaps Buxton will too.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

Let's hope Buck moves up more smoothly than Sano has done. I watched (via MILB) the New Britain games this week end and, in spite of a few hits, Sano really appeared to be lost. Today, in particular he looked like he had no idea of either the strike zone or what was coming. I am still confident he'll get it together, but it's been difficult.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

I think that the Miracle were getting Wilkin Ramirez and wanted him to get 3-5 games in as rehab first. With Ramirez having a setback, the time came.


Sounds reasonable. It seems like its been a long time coming, by all accounts this kid is a worker and internally driven for accepting nothing less than excellence. I think Dougie Mint is just the right guy (has been all along) to tweak and motivate this guy to quickly move through this level, as well.

How many managers get to actually play baseball with a HOF number-type guy in High School (A-Rod) and then have the opportunity to manage not one, but 2 sky's-the-limit potential guys in one season? He appears to have done right by Sano- Miguel ended up doing unprecedented things in the FSL, no reason to think that he won't tap into Buck's full potential, too. Exciting time to ponder the Twins near future.

On a selfish note, thanks Twins, for getting this promotion done just in time for my July Florida vacation!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

Let's hope Buck moves up more smoothly than Sano has done. I watched (via MILB) the New Britain games this week end and, in spite of a few hits, Sano really appeared to be lost. Today, in particular he looked like he had no idea of either the strike zone or what was coming. I am still confident he'll get it together, but it's been difficult.


Probably hasn't seen breaking pitches quite that good... nor consistently thrown for strikes. It will be a good challenge for him.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:55 PM

Toughest jump is from High A to AA. He will be fine after the adjustment period.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

Congrats to Buxton. Will see what he can do. If he rakes in Ft. Myers, he should start next year in AA. Maybe the majors next year.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:59 PM

This was a week late!


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Edited by jay, 24 June 2013 - 08:52 AM.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:01 PM

Congrats to Byron on the much deserved promotion! Bummed I couldn't get to CR in time this year to see him...

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

What a great pick - best player over need 100 times!

#16 clutterheart

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:00 PM

Too soon
I think they should demote him back to the GCL. He is doing too good and needs a "reality check"

#17 Seth Stohs

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

Buxton finally gets his call to Fort Myers | TheGazette

Cedar Rapids' The Gazette's Jeff Johnson penned an article on the promotion.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

This makes all the *****ing and moaning in the other threads even less than useless. But fire Terry Ryan anyway! Wharrgarrbbbll!

Edited by Seth Stohs, 23 June 2013 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

I think that the Miracle were getting Wilkin Ramirez and wanted him to get 3-5 games in as rehab first. With Ramirez having a setback, the time came.


So you're saying the front office had a plan and wasn't just ridiculously incompetent? But wait, that does NOT fit the narrative. Whatever will we do?

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

Good for the Kid ,hope good things for you ,and that you continue to develpoe into a star player