Patrick Reusse: Only one long shot has a chance with Twins

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 21, 2010 - 8:12 AM

With Valencia and Hughes sent down, and Ramos probably next, the Twins are likely to start with one wild card on their roster.

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williamdrewMar. 20, 10 8:10 PM

Seriously? Players get cut based soley on future injury concerns? Here's your card.

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jackal18Mar. 20, 10 8:51 PM

You say that like it's HS baseball. This is the pros, a professional game and business. What are the Twins supposed to do...pay someone millions when they think he's a short-lived player just...to may him feel better? This isn't the Sandlot.

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BaseballBobMar. 20, 10 8:52 PM

Reusse questioned why one of the young thumpers wasn't kept for Tolbert or Casilla. If one of them gets hurt, they have the same effect on the roster as Hughes of Valencia getting hurt. The Twins are set on Punto and Harris opening at 3B, that is why the other guys were sent down.

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drudgemonkeyMar. 20, 10 9:22 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! All expectations exceeded! What a baseball palace! Completed tour today....Wow! And I expected my response to be...so what? Quite literally, this is the single best ballpark in baseball, and I have seen them all. Say what you will about taxes, etc. The money was intelligently and effectively utilized, at least, to bring value for the investment. WOW! It really feels as if the downtown has completely changed with this facility and plaza being open. Enjoy!

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ccschonsMar. 20, 10 9:36 PM

It's heartening to know that Valencia and/or Hughes could be with the team soon. And good luck to Slama!

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olsontoMar. 20, 10 9:41 PM

Spring ball and the regular season are two totally different seasons, very much like Preseason and regular season football. I am not big on Punto or Tolbert, but just because someone has a few hits or homeruns in spring ball does not mean any of that will translate in the regular season. Wait and see how these phenoms do down in the minors before jumping on how the Twins blew it by not keeping them on the roster. Chances are they need a lot more seasoning in the minors before they are ready for the majors. All that would happen in the majors is sitting on the bench verses regular play time on the farm.

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biscuitMar. 20, 1010:08 PM

I visited today with my daughter. Had a beer and a hot dog. It's a pretty nice ballpark. Can't wait for opening day.

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Big Jim SladeMar. 20, 1010:13 PM

but please tell me one of the Twins' top prospects at 25 years old can hit better than little Nicky (.228), Casilla(.202), and Tolbert(.232), did last year at the MLB level.

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cosmos180Mar. 20, 1010:42 PM

To effectively and intelligently spend tax money on a ballpark.

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olsontoMar. 20, 1011:22 PM

Part of the point I was trying to make was that in the minors, they will be playing every day and work on their weaknesses rather then warming the bench, such as hitting breaking balls which Valencia seems allergic to. One of the other articles points out the reasons...without Ruesse's issues.

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