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Poll: Which Twin "disappontment" from 2013 will bounce back? (56 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Twin "disappontment" from 2013 will bounce back?

  1. Vance Worley (14 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. Aaron Hicks (20 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  3. Scott Diamond (4 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. Trevor Plouffe (2 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  5. Chris Parmelee (2 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  6. Josh Willingham (12 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  7. None of the Above (2 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:41 AM

In my continuing series of polls about the Twins in 2014 and beyond--which disappointment from 2013 will bounce back and be considered part of future success for the Twins (2015 & beyond)?

#2 nicksaviking

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:44 AM

I don't see a poll. Is Arcia one of the options? I pick him if he was considered a disappointment last year.

#3 stringer bell

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:45 AM

The easy answer is Hicks. I am going with Scott Diamond (probably one of the few) who came from nowhere to be good, now is back to nowhere and I am prognosticating a return to middle of the rotation starter (for no particular reason).

#4 Brandon

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

I missed the part about 2015 but i put Willingham as i think he is the safest pick to bounce back in 2014.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:24 AM

Oops, Imissed theh 2015 and beyond part, I also picked Willingham, but not under 2015 and beyond.

None of the above, is my choice.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

I think Willingham is the most likely to be good next year but I think Hicks and Worley are a lot better than what they showed last year. I went with Worley.

But I could be completely wrong and Worley may be out of baseball in a year.

#7 TheLeviathan

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

I think that injury was Worleys biggest problem. A year healthier and I think we see a capable guy this year.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

I would love to see Worley & Diamond come back and have a great 2014.

I think it's unlikely, so I chose between Parmelee and Plouffe.

I went with Parmelee. WTH

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:10 PM

I picked Willingham. I also predict a two-year extension next October/November for $16-18MM. Twins will need a DH in the lineup with all the kids.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:52 PM

It was a tough one between Worley and Hicks. I voted for Worley, but I would have felt just as comfortable picking Hicks. I think both of these guys will bounce back.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

I wanted to vote for 3 but it would only allow one.

Willingham will bounce back... And Worley will bounce back.

I also like Parmelee for a bounce back... If... He gets playing time. If he doesn't... Scratch Parmelee.
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#12 scottz

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

Plouffe plays with urgency after watching Bocaton mash balls all over spring training fields. Bounce back Plouffe.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

I voted for Diamond on a total WAG. When he was good in 2012 it was because he could hit his spots. I think the elbow problems took him from being able to hit his spot almost perfectly to missing by a couple inches, and with his stuff he couldn't miss by a couple inches.

I'd have thrown my vote behind Willingham and Worley for the same reason (better health) this year as well. Hicks is the fun pick, cause he's the one most likely to turn into a star if he gets it together, I'm just not sure it'll be next season when he gets all the way there.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

Plouffe plays with urgency after watching Bocaton mash balls all over spring training fields. Bounce back Plouffe.


God... I hope so... He holds a big chunk of the Twins future in his hands.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

Need multiple choices on the poll. I put Hicks, but also think that Worley and Plouffe will bounce back.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:23 PM

I voted Worley, if he bounces back I think he will have the most significance on the success of the 2015 team.

I would love for Diamond to bounce back, I have a feeling he will as well.

What are Hicks and Parmelee bouncing back from? Neither of them have shown much major league success..............ok, any really.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:33 AM

I went with Hicks based on minor league track record. You'd expect someone to struggle jumping directly from AA to the majors, though his struggles in 2013 were beyond what anyone could have predicted. If Hicks can struggle his way to a .240 - .250 average, his minor league track record suggests that his OBP could be around .340 - .350. And that would add a lot of value to the twins at the bottom of he batting order. Also, he's supposed to be really fast and have a really strong arm so I would assume his defense will improve to be an asset as well. As far as defense goes, he couldn't be worse than Willingham/Doumit/Parmelee/Arcia anyway.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

Mostly likely Willingham...... if that's the case, I would immediately try to trade him. I can also see Diamond bouncing back if he's bounced back to the bullpen and used as a long reliever.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:52 PM

I picked Willingham. I also predict a two-year extension next October/November for $16-18MM. Twins will need a DH in the lineup with all the kids.


I think this has very little to do with Willingham (unless he stinks) and has everything to do with Hicks. If Hicks shows himself to have a future in our OF, then our OF and DH get too crowded in 2015 to justify 2/16 or 2/18 for Willingham

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:05 PM

I went with Worley. It was between Hicks and Worley to me. I think Hicks rebounds too, but I think he is more likely to start in AAA than Worley.