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#1 Brad Swanson

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:47 AM

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#2 tjsyam921

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Whens the last time the Twins brought up a player straight from AA mid season not counting September call ups? Like Pinto would be?

#3 Brad Swanson

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:50 PM

Sorry, I should have said when i think it could happen. I think Pinto would be called up in September.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hicks hits for about the average of a pitcher. Maybe he should pitch? ;-) Gomez - he never would have blossomed in the Gardenhire/Ryan Twins Way. It has killed the spirit of several that found release and their success when freed from it. Gomez is fortunate he got away.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

Hicks hits for about the average of a pitcher. Maybe he should pitch? ;-) Gomez - he never would have blossomed in the Gardenhire/Ryan Twins Way. It has killed the spirit of several that found release and their success when freed from it. Gomez is fortunate he got away.


Then why was Gomez mediocre for two seasons with the Brewers?

The most likely scenario is a mix of the Mets rushing Carlos, the Twins continuing where they left off, and Carlos being a bit of a late bloomer.

#6 Brad Swanson

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

Hicks hits for about the average of a pitcher. Maybe he should pitch? ;-) Gomez - he never would have blossomed in the Gardenhire/Ryan Twins Way. It has killed the spirit of several that found release and their success when freed from it. Gomez is fortunate he got away.


He could reportedly hit high 90s with his fastball in HS.

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#7 Steve Penz

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:02 PM

Hicks hits for about the average of a pitcher. Maybe he should pitch? ;-) Gomez - he never would have blossomed in the Gardenhire/Ryan Twins Way. It has killed the spirit of several that found release and their success when freed from it. Gomez is fortunate he got away.


I am a pretty tired of this bit. Yes some folks have moved on from the twins and had some success. How does the rate of this happening with ex-twins compare to other teams? This approach seems easy. Move on please or break it down further and better.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

Perhaps, but he hasn't hit right-handed against right-handed pitching since... well, middle school maybe? Now, we are asking Hicks to hit same-handed pitching for the first time in years, and to do it against MLB pitching? It's just not as easy as some are making it out to be.


I guess batting RH against MLB RH knuckleballers doesn't count?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:51 PM

Then why was Gomez mediocre for two seasons with the Brewers?


It depends on if/when he became closer friends with Ryan Braun...

#10 Brad Swanson

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

I guess batting RH against MLB RH knuckleballers doesn't count?


Perhaps we could convince all righties to convert to knuckleballers.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

Then why was Gomez mediocre for two seasons with the Brewers?

The most likely scenario is a mix of the Mets rushing Carlos, the Twins continuing where they left off, and Carlos being a bit of a late bloomer.


I agree with that. As to the first two years with the Brewers, it just shows how much the Twins messed with a young player trying to make him something he isn't and wasn't to fit the current regimes "way".

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

I agree with that. As to the first two years with the Brewers, it just shows how much the Twins messed with a young player trying to make him something he isn't and wasn't to fit the current regimes "way".


I was watching MLB Quick pitch this morning and they talked about how his previous team beat into his head hit it on the ground and use your speed, hit it on the ground and use you speed, that it took a bit for him to shake it.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

Then why was Gomez mediocre for two seasons with the Brewers?


When you kill a spirit it takes three seasons to grow one back. This is elementary stuff - covered in Spirit Husbandry 101.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

When you kill a spirit it takes three seasons to grow one back. This is elementary stuff - covered in Spirit Husbandry 101.


That was funny!