Feb. 25: Souhan: Twins have sizable expectations for a sizable Sano

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 28, 2014 - 9:50 PM

While Byron Buxton has become the consensus top prospect in baseball, 260-pound Miguel Sano is the best Twins prospect on the doorstep of the big leagues.

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manoliveFeb. 24, 1411:53 PM

Sounds like he's already better than anyone on the major league roster.

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cjj0017Feb. 25, 14 7:26 AM

Gardenhire: "Alright Miguel, there are runners on first and third, we need you to just drop a single over the second basemen's head here"...Sano: "But coach, why don't I just put one over the left field fence?"...Gardenhire: "No no no no, trust me, this is better, first and third all day long"...Cashman up in New York: Smiling, "only three more years guys and we have our ARod replacement."

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jachesteFeb. 25, 14 8:08 AM

I hope Miguel stands and admires 500 + HR's over his career. I can think of a few million fans in Minnesota that will be watching and smiling with him.

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toatsmcgoatsFeb. 25, 14 8:32 AM

If Sano really is 260 lbs, he'd better drop at least 20 lbs if he wants a long career without many injuries.

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dre2207Feb. 25, 14 8:49 AM

Really looking forward to watching Sano play when he gets called up. Hopefully sometime this season!

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brooke511bFeb. 25, 14 9:32 AM

Once he gets good they will trade him for nothing so they don't have to pay his salary.

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skeptikFeb. 25, 14 9:36 AM

Would be terrific if Sano can bring those minor league stats to the majors. That is a big IF though. Good luck to the young man!

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georgewcokeFeb. 25, 1410:42 AM

Sounds like a perfect fit for first base.

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bstoelFeb. 25, 1411:12 AM

Anyone have any thoughts to why the Twins are so intent on keeping him at 3B? I've always thought they should move Mauer to 3B anyway, but now he's a 1B...then they could've made Sano a 1B.

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stuntmonkeysFeb. 25, 1411:37 AM

bstoel: offense at 3B is harder to come by than offense at 1B. That makes Sano more valuable as a 3B. And, as a young player, you want him focused on just one position. He may move to first someday, but it's a move worth resisting as long as possible.

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