Souhan: Twins' crop of young talent has even jaded eyes smiling

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 12, 2013 - 8:03 AM

Aaron Hicks is leading the next wave into the big leagues, and more talent is right behind him in the minors.

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lindy_frank123Mar. 11, 1310:20 PM

Considering who Hicks is replacing it's not stretch he'd be better. Neither Revere or Span had any pop. Now they've got pop in center too. If Rosario can field and hit...keep him up. Give Dozier a trip down. Big disappointment that guy. And Parmalee has to show me he can field at first. Although Morneu as a DH isn't a bad idea. Well Justin will be playing in LA by the end of the year anyway. Hope he likes sunny days and walks on the beach.

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rickradio11Mar. 11, 1311:29 PM

Arcia, Arcia, Arcia!!! Just sayin'. Over and out.

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BatteryMar. 12, 1312:16 AM

Famous baseball saying that you often hear this time of year: Hope springs eternal. These guys might just take away the reason a few of you have for making your daily negative post.

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Dantes929Mar. 12, 1312:23 AM

"These guys might just take away the reason a few of you have for making your daily negative post." Not likely. This is the same group that was criticizing the 2010 Twins for only winning series rather than sweeping them. 72% winning percentage wasn't good enough, then certainly nothing about this team is going to be good enough.

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elguevonMar. 12, 1312:56 AM

Blah blah blah....spring training means nothing. Get back to me in May and see where they are at.

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pazalunaMar. 12, 13 1:50 AM

Here is a negative post, what was the twins PLAYOFF winning percentage in 2010?

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samwichMar. 12, 13 2:03 AM

Cute article. I'm going to stay a believer. The prospects seem great - amazing, really, but it obviously takes time to see what impact they might have now or in the future. Clearly Terry Ryan's banking on the future and hoping for the best for now. To get a few fans out and keep the rest of us hoping...

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born2playMar. 12, 13 3:26 AM

And along these lines, keep in mind that the Twins have the fourth overall draft pick in the June draft that is considered to have 6-7 elite prospects. So, if you're not already acquainted with the names Austin Meadows, Sean Manaea, Ryne Stanek, Clint Frazier, Kris Bryant, and Mark Appel (yes, him again) you better start because the Twins most likely will be drafting one of them in a couple of months.

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rms316Mar. 12, 13 7:12 AM

Twins farm system is surely better off now than a few years ago. But let's not name Hicks the next Mickey Mantle yet. But I guess that's what spring training does for you... optimism. Until the Twins solidify pitching, they aren't going to be much different.

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ollie3Mar. 12, 13 7:59 AM

Intrasquad games...so in other words, they looked good playing against other Twins prospects.

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