Twins Notes: September call-ups, Dozier, Slama, Span, the Arizona Fall League and more.
With his defensive versatility and offensive skills, he looks like an ideal bench player who wouldn’t be overmatched temporarily stepping into the everyday lineup.
Perhaps the Twins legitimately believe that a dozen games at Triple-A can jump-start him before an inevitable September call-up.
If they believe they’re close to contending again, that’s “optimistic” without a realistic plan to add lots of pitching help and delays a much-needed rebuild.
Denard Span can certainly be a key building block for the team, but his performance also potentially makes him the Twins’ most valuable trade piece.
Here’s a look a the pros and cons of Twins pitchers as the team determines which players to trade and which to keep.
Twins notes: Struggles for Blackburn and Hendriks; misused Parmelee; international signings; and more.
No. 1 prospect Miguel Sano got off to a huge start before going into a prolonged slump right around his 19th birthday.
His emergence is one positive from giving opportunities to untested players in a rebuilding year.
In his seven starts this season, compared with his seven last season, it’s just as obvious that Diamond looks like a much different pitcher.
The team deserves credit for addressing its organization-wide pitching issues, albeit several years later than it should have and with relievers instead of starters.
The team ended up choosing the potential of a raw high-school outfielder over that of the polished college pitcher.