Should the Twins have acquired Aoki?
Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:56 AM
Won a couple of batting titles in the Japanese League. He will be 32 in January. Seems durable. Will Smith might have started this year for the Royals.
Wouldn't Aoki help the Twins offense this year?
Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:57 AM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:38 PM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:54 PM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:08 PM
As far as Japanese batting champions and the Twins go, I will refer you to the Great White
Edited by Thrylos, 05 December 2013 - 01:11 PM.
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:15 PM
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:27 PM
To be fair, he's only had 5 PAs as a CF in the majors, all the rest of his play time has been RF. If I remember right he did play some (?) CF in Japan, but I'm not sure where I'd find NPB splits by position.
Aoki is an excellent fielding CF
Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:52 PM
Aoki seems like a nice addition if you're trying to win right now (which the Royals seem to think they can do - I'm not so sure). Aoki would have been nice, but he's not what the Twins NEED right now. I'm content to watch Presley, Hicks, Arcia and company sort things out while Buxton and Rosario get closer to the show.
And another reason why its really important to make sure you can, in fact win now, before your start mortgaging your future. If the Royals have misjudged their ability to win now, they could be looking at another extended down spell.
Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:25 PM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:45 PM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:01 PM
Edited by YourHouseIsMyHouse, 05 December 2013 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:22 PM
But as others said, doesn't work for the Twins right now.
Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:46 PM
Willingham needs to be a full time DH period.
Edited by Trevor0333, 05 December 2013 - 09:49 PM.