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    sthpstm got a reaction from gbg in Article: Center Of Attention   
    I think the case for Rosario is based mostly on his history.  And his offense throughout his minor league is far better than Kepler's.  
    I would also say Rosario has as much of a basis to win the starting job out of spring training this year as Hicks did in 2013, at least offensively.  He actually has a much better track record that Hicks did.  
    And if mentoring can really be beneficial, perhaps the pupil should be Eddie Rosario, not Hicks.  If Torii is supposed to show guys how to go about their business, how to be professional, how to conduct yourself off the field as well as on, Rosario could be a huge benefactor.
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    sthpstm reacted to Dr. Evil in Article: Center Of Attention   
    The "will" and the "should" to me are two separate things.
     
    Escobar is 26 and batted 60 points higher than Hicks who is 25. Both of them are prospects and similar in age But, not similar in intangibles or results.
     
    So, I would have to disagree with the "should" part of it and perhaps replace that word with "might."
     
    Hicks is far from a sure fire prospect and certainly not worthy of taking 50 batting average points out of the lineup. He might end up being a good player. But, I say let him get there in AAA first while putting your best 9 on the field every day on the big club.
     
    Just one man's opinion though.
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    sthpstm got a reaction from ericchri in Article: Center Of Attention   
    I think the case for Rosario is based mostly on his history.  And his offense throughout his minor league is far better than Kepler's.  
    I would also say Rosario has as much of a basis to win the starting job out of spring training this year as Hicks did in 2013, at least offensively.  He actually has a much better track record that Hicks did.  
    And if mentoring can really be beneficial, perhaps the pupil should be Eddie Rosario, not Hicks.  If Torii is supposed to show guys how to go about their business, how to be professional, how to conduct yourself off the field as well as on, Rosario could be a huge benefactor.
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    sthpstm got a reaction from glunn in Article: What Will It Take For Twins To Contend In 2015?   
    Agreed- they need to be respectable against the other divisions, including NL.  Their record against the better teams in the West was truly pathetic: 1-19 vs. the A's (1-6), Angels (0-7), Dodgers and Giants.  
    Can we beat up on the NL Central at all?  I'd love to see us destroy the Cards and Cubs, and the others.
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    sthpstm reacted to Riverbrian in Article: Torii Hunter is Returning to the Twins   
    I've never seen Torii Hunter deal with puppies or old people... I don't know if he's a jerk or not.
     
    I won't judge him based on media quotes... Just like I try not to judge any of you based on your quotes on TD. What you post on TD has very little to do with what kind of Accountant... Teacher... Mailman... you are.
     
    My judgement will be based on how he plays the game.
     
    If I see him layup on a catchable ball... Jog to first on a grounder... Go through the motions... I'll judge him on that and that alone.
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    sthpstm reacted to KGB in Article: Torii Hunter is Returning to the Twins   
    Mike Trout on Hunter from the article:
     
    Then there's his off-field leadership, which is impossible to measure and isn't given much weight in a game so driven by the numbers and the tangible.
    Not to Trout, though.
    "He's impacted my whole career so far," Trout said. "Coming up, he kind of took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. He was always there for me, on and off the field. Any questions I would have, he would answer. He was the right guy to go to.
    "He's been in the league for that long, a veteran guy, he really took it upon himself to lead me the right way, and I can't thank him enough."
     
    If the best player in baseball feels he impacted his career, I guess we can choose to believe it or not.
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