mlb.com on what the Twins should do.
by, 12-15-2012 at 05:23 PM (866 Views)
I was perusing the videos on mlb.com today and reliving some old glory moments when I came upon a video, posted today that discussed who two analysts thought the Twins should go after over the rest of the season and here were the picks along with my own thoughts.
Analyst #1: Jair Jurrjens
Analyst #2: Mike Pelfrey
If I had to pick on I would pick Jurrjens. 2013 has already been flushed away and while both of these players have had good years, they've both had big injury concerns in recent history with Pefrey's TJ's surgery and Jurrjens only starting 10 games in 2012 due to injuries. The Twins don't have enough ready-to-step-up pitching prospects to gamble on these guys.
Analyst #1: Freddy Galvis
Analyst #2: Pedro Florimon
They say Galvis is starting to hit a bit. All I see is a .226 average with an abysmal .254 OBP. Also, he only hit above .240 once in his minor league career. His range factors beat out Florimon by a little bit and he did only commit one error last year in limited playing time, but that doesn't seem like enough to really go after a guy. I'll stick with Florimon for now.
Analyst #1: Jamey Carroll
Analyst #2: Freddy Sanchez
Neither are spring chickens anymore but Sanchez' history is frequently scarred by injury including back surgery this last year to remove a disk. I've always liked Sanchez though and his bat is quite tempting however so if the Twins could sign him for a low-low cost then I would at least be interested.
Analyst #1: Trade Morneau for Franklin Gutierrez (also adds that
Mariners then sign Bourn)
Analyst #2: Aaron Hicks (also says watch out for Byron Buxton
comparing him to Ken Griffery Jr. implying he might win the
job out of Spring Training
No. No to everything but giving Aaron Hicks a shot. If all we can get for Morneau is Franklin Gutierrez to take up space in our outfield until our younger stars are ready then I am truly depressed and Buxton being compared to Griffey is more than I'm willing to allow right now.
Some things seemed realistic (Hicks, Florimon, Carroll, *gag* Pelfrey) but it felt more like a fluff piece written because the network hadn't addressed the Twins in too long. I feel this unnecessary since everybody knows their 2013 season is doomed to the AL Central basement... which is why I just keep thinking about 2014 and beyond. Hooray for the light on the horizon!