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  1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    It's impossible to completely eliminate all the tells, once and for all, which is what makes the cat and mouse game fun for serious fans, even if they're hard to spot. Kudos if what you spotted holds up - although now that it's in the open like this (who doesn't read TD?) it's immediately changed.
  2. zchrz's Avatar
    Haven't noticed a waggle myself but I haven't been looking for one, interesting observation. I do think his struggles are coming from trying to change his approach and pull more, can't just erase tendencies and muscle memory like nothing. He does need to find a way to change though because that Mauer shift is rather effective.
  3. Jham's Avatar
    I wonder if this is institutional since Cuddy and Morneau had the same problem. Players have this problem when they can't catch up to major league heat and have to cheat (step in the bucket or open up early). But it can also be a way to try to force the ball to the opposite field by keeping everything closed at the sacrifice of base and power. This certainly sounds like something the Twins would teach. Think about how many times you hear Twins officials talk about staying back rather than hitting off a stiff front leg. It's the difference between driving the ball to right and pushing it. Mauer and Colabello inside out pitches the other way and thus can still hit with a stiff front leg and generate power.
  4. Sconnie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Feed the Greed Guy
    Wetmore has a nice piece on Colabello's swing, as a polar opposite to Hick's "French Mistake." Scroll down to point #2: http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/W...thoughts041914
    really good stuff ,thank you
  5. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
    Wetmore has a nice piece on Colabello's swing, as a polar opposite to Hick's "French Mistake." Scroll down to point #2: http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/W...thoughts041914
  6. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    So when he cocks his wrists to swing he's also pushing his hips back at same time?

    i am more and more convinced the Twins should crowdsource their coaching and front office duties to Twins Daily readers
  7. jokin's Avatar
    It seems like watching this video of Jose Bautista for a couple hours would help with the hip rotation thing immensely. They are similarly built, and Bautista took a few years to find his groove:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_i_I4e6Eqas
  8. blindeke's Avatar
    Yeah, I hate seeing him flail at a fastball on the outside corner.
  9. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
    So, here's Dom Deluise's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMK6lzmSk2o
  10. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Absolutely. Calling Parker . . .

    Hicks, even with all his struggles last year, still generated some power. This is completely absent this year (same with Florimon, and it is the same problem).
  11. John Bonnes's Avatar
    Interesting. I'll look for this.
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