September 14, 2015
Gleeman and The Geek #215: September Contenders
Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included going back to podcast-only, bar-hopping mode, hitting the over on 72.5 wins, beating up the White Sox, Eddie Rosario's odds of turning back into a pumpkin, Eduardo Escobar's hot streak, Torii Hunter showing signs of life, Trevor May's future role, not calling up Max Kepler or Jose Berrios, what to make of Byron Buxton so far, and Oktoberfest at 612 Brew.
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 215
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That 3 inning start by Trevor May (August 14th) was against Cleveland, and Corey Kluber threw a 1-hitter. The Twins weren’t going to win that game no matter who started.
Comment by mferris106 — September 15, 2015 @ 1:54 pm
I think they’re referring to the fact the short start caused them to use up too much of the bullpen, putting them at a disadvantage the rest of the series.
Is it really fair to criticize the Twins for favoring veterans over young players in the same podcast that you criticize the Twins for sticking with Danny Santana and Kennys Vargas too long? If anything, I would say that the Twins’ approach is that they err on the side of doing what they believe is best for the development of their young players. They’ll sign a mediocre free agent and throw him to the wolves if they think the young player may not be ready yet, and let the young player push his way into a role. Is that a better approach than handing the job to the young player and letting him develop in the majors? I have no idea, but both approaches sound reasonable to me.
You don’t have to look any further than the current roster to demonstrate that the Twins are willing to rely on young players.
Comment by ben — September 15, 2015 @ 2:27 pm