05-05-2014, 03:07 PM #1
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According to BA the Twins released Austin Malinowski. He's young, left handed & has had pretty decent stats in his two seasons. I'm curious with why he was released & the timing seems a little unusual also.
05-05-2014, 03:41 PM #2
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Yes, very strange. It wouldn't look to be performance related. He pitched very well for E-ton last year.
05-05-2014, 04:15 PM #3
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Either its a typo, his arm fell off or he quit baseball. Or something else. Agree, very strange.
05-05-2014, 04:30 PM #4
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His twitter says it happened but nothing else so I imagine it must be a baseball related decision. Perhaps (probably likely) that his stuff isn't as nice as his stat line.
05-05-2014, 05:39 PM #5
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Hard to figure. Entering his age 21 year, 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, throws lefty, good stats in rookie-level ball. Something his coaches see, that says to them, "no hope of his ever being in a major league box score". None. No chance of growing into his body, no chance of learning from the coaching staff... just no hope. So final. I feel sorry for the kid, and for every kid for whom the axe comes so early for.
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05-05-2014, 05:49 PM #6
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05-06-2014, 09:30 PM #7
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Even if the Twins feel strong in the LHP department, this is just an odd move. I can only speculate, but I'm wondering if there was some type of off field issue going on here. But I guess its also possible that Twins scouts, despite his numbers thus far, don't feel Malinowski has the stuff to ever sniff the big leagues.
I guess we'll see if he catches on with another team...