June 22, 2015

Gleeman and The Geek #199: Prospects Are Human Too

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton putting his Hall of Fame induction on hold, where all the Twins' run scoring went, what happens to the rotation when Ervin Santana returns, releasing Jordan Schafer, Chris Herrmann's job security, first-round draft pick Tyler Jay signing for $3.9 million and going to Fort Myers, what to do and not to do while on the toilet, and Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Jahlil Okafor.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 199

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  1. Buxton’s not ready to hit major league pitching. Needs a better plan at the plate. Meanwhile, Aaron Hicks has a better idea what he’s doing and his CF play has been solid, with some great catches. No knock on Buxton’s tools, but they need sharpening. I predict that Hicks will take back center when his arm feels better. The Twins don’t want Buxton to get as frustrated as Danny Santana before they send him down to AAA, where he can face better sliders and curves.

    Comment by jimbo92107 — June 22, 2015 @ 11:38 am

  2. In all fairness to Buxton, he’s no Danny Santana. I suspect he’ll be up for the rest of his career.
    Guys like Trout, Harper,Mauer…Those guys typically stay up once they’re called up.

    Comment by Kale — June 23, 2015 @ 8:17 am

  3. Trout was sent back to Triple-A after playing 40 games in the majors.

    Comment by Aaron Gleeman — June 23, 2015 @ 8:20 am

  4. Sorry, Aaron, but I don’t believe in facts. #ColbertNation

    Comment by Kale — June 23, 2015 @ 12:39 pm

  5. They could put Hicks in RF potentially and then you have 3 plus defensive outfielders. Then Torii could split DH with Vargas.

    Comment by Doug T — June 22, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

  6. They ran through a list of guys that failed to varying degrees after being promoted, but all of them (minus Arcia) went straight from AA to the bigs. Why are the Twins opposed to letting a guy prove himself at AAA before taking the plunge?

    Comment by Tom Vessey — June 22, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

  7. Kent Hrbek went from A to the majors and never looked back. When you’re ready, you’re ready.

    Comment by Kale — June 23, 2015 @ 8:13 am

  8. Audio cuts out in the middle of your Pablo Sandoval story. Was that a recording goof, or a screw-up in post? (That is, can I hear the end of your story, or was it never recorded?)

    Comment by Wookiee of the Year — June 23, 2015 @ 5:52 pm

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