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  1. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Morley
    "You can scoff all you want at the Twins general philosophy of staying and promoting from within, but most of the track history the past 25 years indicates that they generally surround themselves with pretty smart talent."

    I agree, and additionally, I think the Twins 'family' organizational approach makes the team more fun to follow. I like that individuals define the Twins as much as the team colors. I think Jerry Seinfeld once joked that sports fans are cheering for cloth in reference to the high turnover in the pro arena. The Twins seem to defy this without sacrificing quality.

    I hope Gardy's replacement is in-house, or has some past connection to the organization.

    A handful of former catchers mentioned here, but no Terry Steinbach?

    I definitely would love to see Mientkiewitcz take over.

    Or maybe the broadcast teams should just switch with the coaching staff.
    I liked the statement: "Cheering for cloth."
  2. Sam Morley's Avatar
    "You can scoff all you want at the Twins general philosophy of staying and promoting from within, but most of the track history the past 25 years indicates that they generally surround themselves with pretty smart talent."

    I agree, and additionally, I think the Twins 'family' organizational approach makes the team more fun to follow. I like that individuals define the Twins as much as the team colors. I think Jerry Seinfeld once joked that sports fans are cheering for cloth in reference to the high turnover in the pro arena. The Twins seem to defy this without sacrificing quality.

    I hope Gardy's replacement is in-house, or has some past connection to the organization.

    A handful of former catchers mentioned here, but no Terry Steinbach?

    I definitely would love to see Mientkiewitcz take over.

    Or maybe the broadcast teams should just switch with the coaching staff.
  3. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    No one on this thread has cheerleaded for Molitor yet, so let me be that guy.

    Molitor falls more into the TK temperament than the Gardy temperament. Which would also rule out Ozzie, Douggie, and Redmond for me. That's not to say TK didn't have an edginess, but Gardy's just got too much personality and clubhouse presence for my taste.

    I'd like to see the next manager just fade into the background, someone who lets the young guys put their own stamp on the next winning Twins teams. Also, someone already close to the team who knows the Twins community inside out. Seems like Molitor could be the guy, though I'm not wedded to him.
  4. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tarheeltwinsfan
    If we sign Ozzie as manager, does Hawk become our tv announcer? If so, I'm gone!
    He Gone!
  5. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest
    Ozzie Guillen would provide the most entertaining post game press conferences. I wouldn't turn off the game until I heard what he had to say.
    If we sign Ozzie as manager, does Hawk become our tv announcer? If so, I'm gone!
  6. TKGuy's Avatar
    What about Ron Washington, seems like the Twins kind of manager and not appreciated in Texas
  7. Otwins's Avatar
    I vote for Redmond. He does very well with young players. His young pitchers seem to do well. Uses his roster well. He is young enough for the rebuild and a long run of success.
  8. gunnarthor's Avatar
    I think the next manager will be Mientkiewicz although I don't know when. I suspect he'll be a bench coach next year.
  9. strumdatjag's Avatar
    Doug Mientkiewicz would also be entertaining and maybe I'd finally learn how to spell his name.
  10. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Ozzie Guillen would provide the most entertaining post game press conferences. I wouldn't turn off the game until I heard what he had to say.
  11. Madre Dos's Avatar
    I just love Kennys. He is a HUGE fan favorite (in more ways than one). He posted a picture today in a Rock Cats uniform dressed up as a Jack-o-lantern. That's 1 big pumpkin. I have a message in to him to see if they celebrated Halloween in June in New Britain.
  12. jorgenswest's Avatar
    At this number of plate appearances, strike out rate, walk rate and possibly ISO have passed the small sample threshold.

    Those numbers are encouraging given the jump to AA.

    2014 15.1%, 11.3%, .190
    2013 20.2%, 9.6%, .201

    In the last two years, the Twins have moved up some prospects in the second half of a June. It makes sense as it coincides with the A-Ball all star games and signing of some draft picks. The AA all star game is July 16 if they wait that long.
  13. Brandon's Avatar
    The difference then is the increase in batting average. So we need to break that down. Whats his BABIP? is his average unsustainably high?

    Though I do agree that if he keeps this up he deserves a promotion. His bat I think has always been in the plans. as he has been compared to David Ortiz for a while. We'll probably release him after posting an .830 OPS so Boston can sign him and .....
  14. Brandon's Avatar
    Seven starters is good depth. with Gilmartin and by 2015 Barrios can enter the equation too. We'll have the pitching depth = to the depth we had that allowed us to trade Garza and Slowey in the same year soon.
  15. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Doc, Thanks for taking the time to research and write this article. I am a hope filled Twinkie.
  16. halfchest's Avatar
    Good article, makes a person feel warm inside to know we have some talent waiting and looking ready for the big leagues. Glad that when one of our pitchers goes down, and they will at some point we don't have to rely on AAAA filler to replace them like last year.

    Don't sleep on Gilmartin either, He's been looking good at AA, part of what I'm looking forward to in a May/Meyer/Darnell callup is the chance for Gilmartin to move up to AAA.
  17. beckmt's Avatar
    I think we do get a look at Darnell at some point this season, probably after Correria is gone, Meyer may wait for more consistency, May we also may see at some point(either he or Darnell are likely to be called up before Meyer). Meyer will be seen if the Twins fall out in the next two months otherwise probably will be September depending on innings pitched this year.
  18. DocBauer's Avatar
    As of today, Meyer, May and Darnell all have very solid numbers. W-L records mean very little at this point.

    Meyer: 3.79 ERA and 1.29 Whip with 49 SO 21 BB in 40 IP in 8 starts.
    May: 4.11 ERA and 1.11 Whip with 41 SO 13 BB in 35 IP in 7 starts.
    Darnell: 2.32 ERA and 1.19 Whip 33 SO 11 BB in 31 IP in 6 starts through his start Saturday.

    Not that I believe you HAVE to have a LH in the rotation, but what about Darnell?
  19. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Meyer. I realize some say wait, however he appears to be the best we have now at any level, including the major leagues. Let's get this pitcher pitching at the highest level and stop wasting time and his arm. He won't stop learning in the majors...in fact his learning curve has a higher ceiling playing against the best and with presumably the best coaches and manager and the helpful teammates. Better competition makes good players better players.
  20. birddog's Avatar
    We finally have some solid options to choose from in the minors, but Meyer has to be the #1 option. Consistency is his drawback, but as soon as the date passes which prevents him from being a Super 3, the Twins need to call him up and work under the tutelage of our top pitching coaches in the system and learn at the major league level. Has anyone noticed all the empty seats at Target this year? I like the influx of the youngsters like Pinto and Santana this year and good to see Gibson staying with the big boys. But a ground ball pitcher like Gibson won't draw the fans like a true #1 who will get double digit Ks (if he can keep his pitch count down) like Meyer is capable of.
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