Comments on: Twins Notes: Herrmann, Mauer, Florimon, Dozier, and Cedar Rapids http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Pedro Munoz http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13359 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:55:40 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13359 I had forgotten just how good Chuck Knoblauch was. That 1996 season was ridiculous – his WAR was 8.4, which is better than Kirby Puckett ever did.

Fourth Place!

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By: Zack http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13346 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:24:09 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13346 As much as I wanted the Twins to have Escobar, I don’t want him on the team after this eye black thing. I don’t want to root for an a-hole.

I think the Twins’ best plan for shortstop is to build a time machine, go back in time to the offseason before 2011 and stop from trading JJ Hardy.

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By: Jason http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13343 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:16:51 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13343 How about the Twins get Yunel Escobar to play Shortstop when the Blue Jays decide to non-tender him? He can play decent short, has a cannon arm and can even get on base a bit.

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By: wrong em http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13342 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:14:41 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13342 Am I remembering right that Herrmann also played some 3B? Either at college or in the minors?

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By: Chris http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13341 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:42:16 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13341 tickets are down 3400, wait till next year.

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By: jfs http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13340 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:22:53 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13340 it seems that many, if not most, pitchers have arm problems during their careers. so doesn’t it make some sense to acquire quantity (and hope that quality surfaces)? the twins front office should continue acquiring pitchers via: 1)minor-league free-agent signings, 2)the waiver wire, 3)signing non-tendered and/or released pitchers, 4)the rule 5 draft, 5)the international market, and 6)the june draft. much of this could be done cheaply, and without the risks involved with signing higher-priced major league free-agents.

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By: Joel http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13339 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:17:17 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13339 Good for Neshek. He is probably too expensive arbitration-wise for the A’s to resign, so look at him to sign somewhere as a free agent.

You look at Florimon, Escobar, Casilla, Dozier and Carroll and you have five guys who are pretty much the same player. You can start one of them, another can be a backup, but the Twins need to find someone totally different than the mold that those five come from to play either second or short, not to mention the questions Plouffe raises at third.

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By: JB (the Original) http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13338 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:08:51 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13338 Big Whoop on Cedar Rapids being “closer”. It’s 260+ miles away, vs. 320 for Beloit. At least with Beloit, you’ve Milwaukee and Chicago a stone’s throw away. Cedar Rapids—to be honest, I have no idea what there is to do down there (besides watch baseball). That said, I’ll probably make the journey down (once) to check it out, whereas Beloit was an annual stop on the Mil/Chi roadtrip.

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By: outstate http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13337 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:00:19 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13337 Nishi. Undiagnosed mental health issues?

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By: spoof bonser http://aarongleeman.com/2012/09/19/twins-notes-herrmann-mauer-florimon-dozier-and-cedar-rapids/comment-page-1/#comment-13336 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:50:49 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=82861#comment-13336 you touched on the players that the Twins handling bother me the most: Burnett, Gray, Blackburn, Nishi, Slama. I’d throw Mauer in ther too in that, how they handled him last year, has a lot to do with his villified perception

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