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  1. DocBauer's Avatar
    Loveitloveitloveit!

    I believe Berrios has excellence written all over him. All reports are of a good natured kid, excellent athlete and tireless worker with some potentially excellent stuff. I don't buy the argument about him not being 6' plus and 220 or more. Not every successful pitcher comes n a tailored size. And some of the bigger guys don't throw as hard as you would think their size demands. Now, despite work ethic and athleticism, I suppose it's possible he might lack the endurance to be a consistent 200+ plus IP guy every season, but look at Pedro Hernandez as an example. And a bit of a late fade last year is common for someone so young in the lower minors maturing and building himself up.

    I am also very high on Gonsalves, who conversely does have a more ideal build. If it wasn't for the reported incident where he tried to cover an indiscretion of some teammates, he would have gone sooner. If his still good last season had been even a bit more successful, he would have gone higher. And we're not even having this discussion because someone else would have taken him. The young man is highly projectile, has good natural stuff, and hats off to the Twins scouts for doing their homework.
  2. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    I will be angry if Pinto, Colabello, Parmelee, and Hicks aren't playing for the Twins on opening day 2014. There is ZERO reason to manage an organization otherwise.

    The opening day lineup (and keeping in mind changes that are rational) is this:

    Brian Dozier, 2B
    Joe Mauer, C
    Oswaldo Arcia, RF
    Trevor Plouffe, 3B
    Aaron Hicks, CF
    Chris Parmelee, 1B
    Josmil Pinto, DH
    Chris Herrmann, LF
    Pedro Florimon, SS

    (Mastroianni and NOT Presley, hopefully, Escobar, Colabello, and somebody else will round out the 25-man roster.
  3. Waverley Wildcat's Avatar
    Santana made 32 errors this season (26 in 2012) , maybe he would be better at DH with Beresford the much better fielder at SS.
  4. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
    You may be getting ahead of yourself by projecting Albers as an innings eater in the Twins rotation. But, if you are right, I'd love to see Albers (lefty) follow Deduno (righty) in the rotation. Deduno's "effectively wild" fastball, followed up by a junk balling lefty might make a nice tandem. On Tuesday and Wednesday it will be Albers, then Deduno.
  5. Willihammer's Avatar
    If there's anyone in the org with nothing left to prove in the minor leagues, I would think its Richardson.
  6. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Fee
    Sharing the field with the Yankees last year was tough, for the field more than the team. They did essentially get 8 more home games last year by Scranton/WB playing at Frontier Field though. It was also tough for fans... with over 100 games at the ballpark attendance suffered a bit. I remember games last year with 500 people or less which is a shame, it's a great park to see a game.
    I had the field condition in mind, which I would think would be kind of a bummer to come home to. Also, I don't know how completely a home team clears out its locker room when going on a road trip, but knowing another team will be moving in as you vacate seems like a downer too. I'm not saying they shouldn't be professional about it; just that it must seem like a weight was lifted for the guys who were returning to the team this season.
  7. Christopher Fee's Avatar
    I think Arcia has a pretty good arm, nothing earth shattering though. I'd be leaning more towards boneheaded plays in this instance, however the ability to throw guys out is definitely there.

    Sharing the field with the Yankees last year was tough, for the field more than the team. They did essentially get 8 more home games last year by Scranton/WB playing at Frontier Field though. It was also tough for fans... with over 100 games at the ballpark attendance suffered a bit. I remember games last year with 500 people or less which is a shame, it's a great park to see a game.
  8. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    The Wings are no longer sharing their ballpark with Scranton. I think that had to be kind of a negative last year.
  9. Old Twins Cap's Avatar
    Arcia can hit, he's got a hell of a swing. But, and you don't hear about this much, he must have a hell of an arm. Three assists already. All at second base. Or, is he getting assists from bone-headed runners at 2B? Either way, I've seen his arm ranked as average, but in the box score, it looks like more than that. What's the skinny?
  10. Christopher Fee's Avatar
    Being a guy who has been in Rochester the past three seasons, the fans are definitely supportive of the team whether they win or lose. Unfortunately there has been a lot more losing then winning over that time, but I think this year will be different. Gene Glynn is a good manager, really seems to know how to motivate the team. He also has full support of the front office, which I think is a big help. I'm excited for opening day, and looking forward to seeing a lot of great baseball at Frontier Field in 2013.... and you're right about the price & experience, you can't beat it.
  11. Apostle43's Avatar
    "We could have 5 guys with Major League experience pitching here on Opening Day". I'm liking that quite bit. We Rochester Red Wing fans have long understood that our town is a place for young ball players to develop and winning comes after that. But we love rooting for a winning team as much as anyone. So having a terrific pitching staff is 75% of the battle won. You folks in Minnesota should know, though, win or lose, baseball games at Frontier Field in Rochester NY are always fun and affordable and we appreciate the fine work of the Red Wings front office!
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