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#1 oldguy10

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

What is the point of the signing of C. J. Ziegler? He seems like simply roster filler for Rochester but perhaps I am wrong. Anyone out there who can help us on this player?

#2 TheLeviathan

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:11 PM

I'm guessing he's one of those types that will put butts in the seats of a minor league stadium. Guy has a consistent history of killing the ball.

#3 oldguy10

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

His stats do not seem to bear that out, at least they do not look that impressive to me.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:46 PM

He's the AAA replacement of Clement. Clement never saw the majors in 2013. If Ziegler makes it to the majors, it is a bad sign for the big club. It means someone got hurt.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

.308 .408 .645 (1.053!) 30 HR, 99 RBI in only 100 games. 2013 Independent League POY.

I bet he rakes in our minor league system. CC 2.0

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:54 PM

You sign guys, bring them to spring training, give them a chance to help out in the minors. Maybe a few get that bonus shot at the majors (Ramirez, Bernier, Colabello). But it never hurts to sign guys. You are under no obligation to keep them if they perform poorly in the spring, and never know when someone might get injured coming out of the gate.
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#7 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

You sign guys, bring them to spring training, give them a chance to help out in the minors. Maybe a few get that bonus shot at the majors (Ramirez, Bernier, Colabello). But it never hurts to sign guys. You are under no obligation to keep them if they perform poorly in the spring, and never know when someone might get injured coming out of the gate.


Agreed. High end talent is one side of the coin. Depth is the other. It takes a whole coin to sustain success in MLB.

#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:07 PM

The hope is he can become another Chris Colabello. Maybe he starts as a part-time 1B at New Britain (I can't see Vargas getting a ton more time at 1B)... He's signed in case the Twins were to eventually lost Colabello in some way, etc. Just as likely, he goes to minor league camp and they let him go after camp.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:03 AM

Not all signings have to be to fill major league spots. The Twins have to field several minor league teams as well. This signing seems to be to fill a AAA or AA roster.