Hicks is on pace to be next in a fine Twins center field line

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 27, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Twins prospect Aaron Hicks hopes to step right into the Puckett-Hunter-Span lineage in center field.

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markspringJan. 27, 13 5:36 AM

Let's hope Hicks is ready, because this team sure needs something positive to show itself.

voner26Jan. 27, 13 6:46 AM

I tink the Twins got caught with their pants dwon on this one to have to bring a kid up that has never played a game in Triple-A. That means they will again pay a starter peanuts hoping he works out to pay for their over priced pitchers. Can he throw, if not why did we get rid of Revere? Who will lead off to set up the M&M boys? Poor management on this one.

sane09Jan. 27, 13 8:20 AM

"Can he throw, if not why did we get rid of Revere?"...On the scouting scale of 20-80, Revere's throwing is 20, Hicks' throwing is 80...THAT upgrade is as good as it gets.

bolock54Jan. 27, 13 8:36 AM

Bring him up, give him a chance,,,, this team is going nowhere in 2013 anyway....see what he can do.....

BCanniffJan. 27, 13 9:32 AM

The Twins are just like a Triple A team. They develop players and trade them or let them go in free agency once they become too expensive. Half the team were minor league call ups last season. Lets hope all these rookies can play well enough to avoid another 90 losses.

JerryNodakJan. 27, 1310:23 AM

I wish Hicks well and hope he has a sucessful career in a Twins uniform, but I don't see myself and family making the long journey to the Twin Cities to watch the 2013 Twins play. Watching on T.V. will be painful enough (but less costly).

sleestakJan. 27, 1312:01 PM

Oh yea! He'll be slightly above mediocre and another team will fleece the incompetent Twins management in a trade for him... Very exciting indeed. Can't wait to watch Hunter for the Tigers...

callmestupidJan. 27, 13 1:15 PM

Revere actually improved his arm last year, those that think not are fooling themselves. I saw 7-8 times, runners trying to take the extra base like so many said was easy against Revere, those guys got thrown out by a good throw by Revere. I think he improves his arm even more this year. The notion that one can't improve throwing power is just silly, it's really not that hard. Look at the motion you go through in throwing and use resistance training like a bow flex or the like, Throwing a softball or football can also help due to the weight difference, along with brushing up the technicality aspect. Much like hitting, it's really not that hard to get more power in your swing, those that think not don't know what they are talking about, again look at the motion you have to go through and use resistance training along with brushing up technique and noticeable differences can be had with hard work. I've done both in my time as a player so I know it can be done and noticeably if you put the time into actually improving it. Hicks will be good out there, I don't think he'll make the diving grabs Revere makes, but he should be able to rob HRs and throw more runners out

sane09Jan. 27, 13 1:18 PM

"He'll be slightly above mediocre and another team will fleece the incompetent Twins management in a trade for him"...How can you get fleeced when trading a "slightly above mediocre" player?...The most you can lose is a "slightly above mediocre" player.

manoliveJan. 27, 13 1:59 PM

See what we get for a new stadium? Minor leaguers, ho hum pitching prospects, incompetant coaches, and overpaid "superstars" that aren't that super anymore. Has Pohlad been prosecuted for fraud yet?


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