05-01-2012, 12:28 PM #1
Butera is Back?
According to 1500espn, Drew Butera is headed to Los Angeles to join the Twins. Right now, he is a possible addition to the Rochester roster, pending what they learn about the wrist of Justin Morneau. Of the players on the 40 man roster, Butera makes the most sense. Joe Mauer will likely get more time at 1B with Ryan Doumit doing the catching. Of course, this doesn't bode well for Chris Parmelee who needs to play. Of the three catchers that went to camp with the Twins and started the season in Rochester, Butera has far-and-away been playing the best.
05-01-2012, 12:33 PM #2
Interesting. They must be expecting to put Morneau on the DL. Really hope it doesn't come to that.I bent my wookie...
05-01-2012, 12:34 PM #3
As long as Butera remains as bench insurance with Doughnut and Mauer getting in the line up everyday, I am cool with this.
05-01-2012, 12:36 PM #4
05-01-2012, 12:39 PM #5
Sick now! droop now! this sickness doth infect
The very life-blood of our enterprise;
'Tis catching hither, even to our camp.
05-01-2012, 12:42 PM #6
Just be prepared for the inevitability that either Mauer or Doumit (or both) are going to break at some point this year, so Butera and Towles will play some role on this team.
05-01-2012, 12:44 PM #7
05-01-2012, 12:45 PM #8
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Awesome. Can't wait to read about him all year long again this year. Can't wait to watch him "hit" again this year. But, I do agree, a catcher makes the most sense, with Mauer at 1B. But that catcher should only be used 1 time a week, max, not all the time. But I have a bad feeling about this, and their obsession with catcher defense.Sign Ellsbury and the best SP on the market, promote Sano early.
05-01-2012, 12:50 PM #9
Butera will be the 3rd catcher... He will hardly play and he'll not hit much... I get the snide sarcasm, but it's not a big deal...
The big deal is losing Morneau, if that's what happens.
05-01-2012, 12:53 PM #10
05-01-2012, 12:53 PM #11
Joe C has confirmed the promotion of Butera; no official corresponding move has been made.
05-01-2012, 12:56 PM #12
05-01-2012, 12:57 PM #13
Twins should lop off Thomas now and bring up Mastroianni. Can't do any worse than Thomas has been.
05-01-2012, 12:58 PM #14
Maybe they are getting rid of Clete??? Let's hope that is the case and not Morneau to the DL.You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
05-01-2012, 12:59 PM #15
Also doesn't help any that Thomas/Plouffe/Burroughs are contributing very little.
Organization lack of high-level depth back in play again.
05-01-2012, 12:59 PM #16
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I hope that Morneau is healthy. In the beginning of the season the Twins had a nice bench. Right now, the bench is Clete Thomas, Drew Butera and Sean Burroughs, 3 players who are at best AAAA players. This is just not too good.
And, regardless what we would like to believe about Butera's playing time, he will play... He is the only RH bat off the bench and I suspect that he will resume the role of Pavano's personal catcher.
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05-01-2012, 12:59 PM #17
Best case is Morneau is fine and we get rid of a pitcher...Burnett...I bent my wookie...
05-01-2012, 01:02 PM #18
05-01-2012, 01:03 PM #19
"The Twins aren't so deep that they can afford the luxury of carrying 3 catchers, especially while they are carrying 13 pitchers,"
When the first two catchers are every day players, then the third catcher is really the backup catcher... He's really the #2 catcher, regardless of which starting catcher starts that day and which plays another position. I do agree that carrying 13 pitchers is a bit much.
05-01-2012, 01:05 PM #20