Davis is said to be ready to sign with Detroit - What could or should the Twins do in their attempt to find OF veteran leadership?
Nothing. We are at least one year away from contention, so let's just try to find out who can stick amongst the young guys we have: Arcia, Hicks, Parmelee, Presley, Mastro and maybe Buxton/Rosario as the season wears on. Maybe even Plouffe if Sano makes the big jump successfully. Parmelee and Hicks are former 1st Rounders, so let's give them both one more extended MLB tryout before moving on. If we were hoping to contend for a playoff berth in 2014, that would be different, but as it stands there is little downside and significant upside to letting these guys try to emerge as legit MLBers.
I agree with you twinsajsf. Let our prospects get their trial by fire in 2014 and go from there. I actually think the Hicks/Arcia/Parmelee / Buxton / Presley / Mastro combination will work for us this year. Why so much talk about the need for a vet in other posting then?
I also agree. Twins need to find out what they have and move on from the failures(either in 2014 or 2015). I think Parmelee is going to be a failure and needs to be sold now to get any value.
Parmelee isn't worth anything right now. The only way he is worth anything is by earning a spot on the roster and performing when given a chance. If not he will be gone soon enough.
I had the initial excitement of getting someone new to roam the outfield, but I'm at the same point. Arcia and Hicks just made it up and have some learning to do, so they need playing time. Parmelee (who I used to be excited about) is pretty much done. Presley played well for us I thought. Who else batted above .280 for over a month? I hoped last year at ST that Mastro was the everyday CF so that Hicks could get more seasoning. Hopefully, he comes back healthy.
Let Presley and Mastro work on CF. Hicks can play AAA for a few months and then replace the less valuable one. Bringing Buxton up this year is a tad aggressive if you ask me.
I think Parmelee or Collabello is expendable. Parm plays a better outfield, but we have a plethora of guys like him to throw out there. I still think Collabello deserves an offseason to adjust to pitching.