Phil Miller's Sunday Insider: Numbers adding up this year for Cuddyer

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 6, 2013 - 11:56 PM

By paying less attention to statistics and more to every pitch he sees, Michael Cuddyer is having a career year.

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BallFourJul. 6, 1311:26 PM

Just one more example how experience beats coaching every time.

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fuzzypilgrimJul. 7, 13 3:22 AM

I think he failed to mention he wasn't focused because of the consistent demands to hit to the opposite field.

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minnesota555Jul. 7, 13 4:40 AM

Just one more example of how proper coaching enhances the experienced or non-experienced player to perform better.

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rms316Jul. 7, 13 4:55 AM

We didn't need him anymore either. That's a joke.

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meegwichJul. 7, 13 5:33 AM

“The way to win, Gardy always preached, was to beat the teams in your own division. That’s what we’re doing,” Cuddyer said, citing Twins manager Ron Gardenhire......Thanks Cuddy for pointing out exactly what many here have said for a long time, Gardo's 'success' has basically come at the expense of at the time a pretty weak division, and when he faced teams with winning records, and not just from the East, his record plummets. For the past 2 1/2 seasons he can't even beat the teams within his own division. Adversity has a way of either bringing out the best or the worst in an individual....in Gardo's case we're definitely seeing the worst....and it's been there all along folks.

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godtlaJul. 7, 13 5:52 AM

Congratulations to Michael! Glad to see him doing well.

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rms316Jul. 7, 13 6:51 AM

What Cuddy is doing now is what really good hitters do all the time... focus on each at bat and each pitch. There is a philosophy about hitting on the Twins that has been here since Kelly. Hit behind the runner, don't pull the ball etc. I just think Twins hitters are just forced to think to much at the plate. Just my opinion.

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ollie3Jul. 7, 13 7:56 AM

At least we still have Josh Willingh.........

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g5thistimeJul. 7, 13 7:57 AM

Michael Cuddyer is one of seven former Twins who were named to the All-Star Game on Saturday. ======This is as much on the cheap.....skate owner(s). All we heard was we need a new stadium to compete. Since year 1 of the new stadium the payroll has been cut 31 million. For all you Mauer haters this has zero to do with Joe's contract. If they kept the 111 mil payroll we could have kept all of these all star players. Pohlads are saving a buck, at the expense of their fan base. Pohlads are again public enemy # 1!!

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lakestellaJul. 7, 13 8:28 AM

Very happy for Michael. He is a classy guy who provided a lot of leadership for the Twins, something that is sorely missing from the current team. Have fun at the All Star game! With Mauer and Perkins and ALL the ex-Twins playing in that game, you will be in good company!

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