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  1. fairweather's Avatar
    thrylos98 do you have any thought on whether the Twins will or should go after Garland or possibly Chris Young?
  2. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Curious what you mean, tellis that he doesn't take the defensive drills as seriously. 1.) Was he not putting in the effort? Was he joking around? 2.) What was the difference between when he was hitting and when he was fielding.
  3. Thrylos's Avatar
    Platooning him with Parmelee might be an option at this point. I just have not bought into the Parmelee craze at this point. And I do not think that Parmelee "earned" a starting job by any means by his performance (at the MLB level) in regular season 2012 or Spring Training 2013. But he is a first round pick and the Twins never give up on those...

    Thanks, BTW
    Updated 03-23-2013 at 07:30 PM by Thrylos
  4. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Thanks again for a very detailed report.

    Ramirez would be useful on the bench though scouting reports on the 3B turned corner OF have never been good about his defense. He has the speed and maybe over time improved the instincts. He can't be worse than Willingham or Parmelee.

    I would like to see him in the bench. Though his platoon splits in the minors have been neutral, would you platoon him with Parmelee?
  5. tellis205's Avatar
    I was down last week. Hermsen pulled a rib cage muscle and had to come out after one inning last week. Interested to see if he's recovered. Watched Sano quite a bit. Noticed he just doesn't seem to take the fielding drills as seriously as he does when he steps into the cage for his cuts. I came to the conclusion that Vargas is at a tipping point as far as his weight. Thanks for the report.
  6. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Where else would Meyer, Bigley and Arcia be playing at this point of spring training?

    You realize Lane, Elarton and Vasquez are all, I believe, over 30, so they certainly aren't brought in to be impressive, just to eat some innings.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts from Ft. Myers!
  7. Thrylos's Avatar
    Kind of a moot point after tonight's announcement of Hicks being the starter....

    Both of those balls were at short center. The first one he was playing deep and ran and then he stopped and the ball just fell 10 feet in front of him. I think he misjudged that. Slow high pop. No wind today btw. The second one he was playing more shallow and it was not that much of a moonshot as the first one so it got there faster but it was catchable. Maybe he was tired or hurt or something but both of those were catchable. And if they were caught, Tyler Robertson's day would looked a tad different.
  8. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Thanks for the report.

    Do you think Hicks, Span or Revere get to any of those balls? Was it a bad day or is his range in centerfield more limited then we have seen from Span, Revere or Hicks?
  9. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs
    1.) As long as Chris Parmelee is healthy, he will be the team's starting RF when the season opens.
    I hope he really turns it around, because other than that September cup of coffee in 2011, he has not done much at the MLB-level to deserve a position on the 25-man roster, and much more a starting job. He still has to show that he is not the next Shane Spencer...
    (at least to me.)

    I'd love to see what Arcia can do and I suspect the same with the MLB staff, so, if he get cut, he would probably be one of the last cuts. He was pretty bad today, so I don't know how healthy he is, but I would love it if he wins the RF job.

    Again, I have nothing against Parmelee, but he just has not shown that he belongs. Add the fact that his defense is suited more to the DH position (his OF play is worse than Kubel's who was a DH) and ....
  10. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan
    If you were tracking guys like Morneau, Willingham and Mauer, how would they be doing?
    They would be doing fine Plouffe too.
    Carroll would be doing ok, Doumit not so much
  11. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    1.) As long as Chris Parmelee is healthy, he will be the team's starting RF when the season opens.

    2.) They'll send down a bunch of the 40 man roster guys that won't be making the team. That would be Hermsen, May, Pinto, Arcia, Santana, Thielbar, Tonkin,

    3.) As for non-roster guys that will be sent to minor league camp, I think it's more about guys that have no shot and aren't at a position of need. Also, starting pitchers that need to start getting stretched out. Remember that unlike 40 man roster players, these guys can still play in Twins spring games after their demotion. I would say guys like Augenstein, E Vasquez... could also officially send down the injured guys like Oliveros and Blackburn. They could do the same with Harden and Perez, although they likely won't send them to minor league camp.

    4.) As for Benson, he is a possibility, but I think they need to make more decisions on him, so I expect he'll stick around long enough to have something positive happen.
  12. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    If you were tracking guys like Morneau, Willingham and Mauer, how would they be doing?
  13. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    I was under the impression there would be cuts tomorrow, but they sure could wait an extra day. I would have Joe Benson on the chopping block too.
  14. Thrylos's Avatar
    3/11 is Monday Time flies. I think that I would probably count 1 C per 5 Ps or so, so if they send down 5, will probably send down a C. May and Meyer have allegedly been practicing with the minor league teams. I will be able to tell in 2 weeks when I am there.
  15. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    I thought I read somewhere that players couldn't be optioned until 3/11. Augenstein heading down makes sense. Not sure they have the guys to send a catcher down yet. Maybe just the injured pitchers getting reassigned to save on per diem.
  16. Dave T's Avatar
    Thank you thrylos for organizing all this information. The Twins pitching staff is a pretty big mystery to me this year. I am looking forward to your updates about both the starters and the relievers. I can't remember another year when the Twins pitching staff had so many spots up for grabs.
  17. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    The coaches must think Spring Training is good for something. Every now and then a player forces himself onto a team. Albert Pujols - 2001, Kent Hrbek - 1982.
    Whether it be footwork, follow-through or whatever, the coaches seem to think they learn a lot about the players.
  18. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Lots of position battles this year.
    Updated 02-22-2013 at 09:57 PM by jorgenswest
  19. Thrylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl
    Thanks for the guide. This will likely be the most beneficial part for when we get down there this summer.
    Summer? Will be pretty hot and humid then Will try to get to some Miracle games this summer too, especially with this foreseeable roster. Would be fun.

    About this guide, if one is a serious carnivore and has to have meat LEN3's guide is a must read.
  20. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Thanks for the guide. This will likely be the most beneficial part for when we get down there this summer.
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