Patrick Reusse: Cleaned-up hitter gets another shot with Twins

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 22, 2012 - 8:42 AM

Drugs and alcohol short-circuited Sean Burroughs' career. Now sober, he has signed on with the Twins.

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twinsfanwy1Jan. 21, 12 9:32 PM

I'm rooting for Burroughs to make the 25 man roster. He's a better player than Nishioka and he could push Valencia. DannyV was terrible against RH pitching last year. If that trend continues, Burroughs would give the Twins some flexibility. The last time I remember the Twins using a platoon system at 3rd base was in 1991. And that worked out pretty well.

stanbobJan. 21, 12 9:42 PM

With gardenires contempt for Valencia, its probably a done deal at third.

hugelatsJan. 21, 1210:19 PM

Platoons never work out well. The lack of everyday play leads to both ends of the platoon deteriorating and never getting in a rythm. Ask Kielty and Mohr...

lostinmplsJan. 21, 1210:20 PM

Just what the Twins need...could of should of would of another washed up good thing fits their spending budget...

r112136Jan. 21, 1210:35 PM

Can he play 1st base?

steavis61067Jan. 21, 1210:36 PM

Everybody likes to give a second chance....unless you're a fan of the one doing it. Except for me. I've had too many people close to me affected by alcohol/substance abuse not to cheer for him, and I wish him well. Great story, Pat.

logician88Jan. 21, 1210:40 PM

I think his most amazing accomplishment was to star in the 1974 Little League World Series, six years before he was born!

lars471Jan. 21, 1211:07 PM

maybe Valencia won't be looking into the crowd during games (spring training or reg season)& daydreaming or whatever! Just win Twins!

rotoguyJan. 21, 1211:39 PM

It's always a good thing to have solid competition. Most of these players need to be looking over their shoulders.

radiant1Jan. 22, 12 5:45 AM

Too bad Terry Ryan didn't learn his lesson from the Tony Batista signing (or Billy Smith, for that matter, with the Mike Lamb signing). These guys are available for a reason: they just aren't big league caliber ball players. I understand Batista and Lamb signings within the tight constraints of a Metrodome budget, but already in year 3 of Target Field, we're getting the same thing. I wish Burroughs well, and I hope he proves me wrong. 3B has been a black hole for the Twins since Koskie started having health issues.


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