Comments on: Twins Notes: Coaching changes, Rantz retires, and Gibson impresses http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Jorgenswest http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16556 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 03:00:30 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16556 On Rantz and Puckett…

Finding Puckett was a gem. While he was the third overall pick, it was in the January redraft that is no longer used. Only three other guys drafted in the first round played in the majors and none of them had positive career WAR.

He may be the only Hall of Famer drafted in the January draft.

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By: BuddyGrant http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16435 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:46:17 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16435 Re: The Delmon chatter…
I miss not having Delmon Young to kick around. Maybe if he watches his weight and can stick around a few more years he might actually have that elusive great season everyone hoped for when he was a top prospect. Seems unlikely though.

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By: Jeff K http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16421 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:34:55 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16421 I’m always a little confused at how eagar Aaron is to toss out Deduno and DeVries. Yeah, I know they didn’t look that promising in the minors. But over more than a half season they had 4.44 and 4.11 ERAs respectively and also each had more than 6 K/9. That’s more or less exactly the performance we paid twenty million dollars for Pavano to have. On a shitty team with no starting pitching, I think they’ve both earned their right to a longer look.

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By: Dave T http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16381 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:19:58 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16381 I am out on the same limb with Mike E. When Deduno is on, he’s unhittable. Not your usual marginal pitcher.

Florimon might be the starting SS next year, but only because the front office will be focused on acquiring some decent starters. My beef with Florimon is, he is an inconsistent fielder who makes too many costly errors. I think the best middle infield duo we have when the pressure is on is Carroll – Casilla. I think Casilla will be cut from the 40-man roster though. Too expensive.

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By: Martin http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16380 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:18:48 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16380 Aaron and his minyons got it partly right-delmon is a terrible player most of the time. What they missed was that when he’s focused, has something to play for, and his off field shenanigans aren’t derailing him, he can carry a teams offense. we all saw what he can do when hes dialed in. But the delmon is a terrible player narrative has been a running theme on this site for years. How can they back off now?

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By: Karl http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16374 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:01:08 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16374 It is a foregone conclusion that if Pedro Florimon is healthy and on the 40 man next spring – he will be the opening day SS for the Twins.

Dozier had enough opportunity to showcase an MLB average bat or glove and did neither. Carrol is non a long term piece and Lexi is Lexi.

Florimon did show an adequate glove/arm/range in his sample size. He is not blocking a better hitting or fielding prospect. It is sad that the system cannot produce a MIF that OPS’s .750+ – but in reality, if none of the options can hit, start the guy who can field.

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By: BR http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16353 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:40:51 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16353 Anyone know if Gibson is still throwing that pretty-but-slow curve? If so, he sounds like he’s developing a nice little arsenal.

AG: You quote Delmon’s hitting stats like they’re BAD things. And you seemingly disparage him for moving to DH, but think of the runs he saved Detroit by doing so! Clearly, he’s all about the team. There’s no I in Delmon (spelling or batting-wise).

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By: Mike Emeigh http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16346 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:18:51 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16346 I’ll go out on a limb and say that there is zero chance that either Deduno or DeVries is removed from the 40-man.

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By: JB (the Original) http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16341 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:00:42 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16341 There you go teasing us with “The List” again…..

• There’s no real correlation between playing ability and coaching ability, but I ranked Brunansky as the 28th-best player in Twins history.

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By: Large Canine http://aarongleeman.com/2012/10/24/twins-notes-coaching-changes-rantz-retires-and-gibson-impresses/comment-page-1/#comment-16339 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:48:21 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=85260#comment-16339 “also gives the Twins a much-needed Spanish-speaking coach”-Can you say “Rosetta Stone”?

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