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Jim W

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Jim W

I've been told and learned that there are three key positions in Baseball the require offensive production, Center Field, Third Base and Center field.

Well the Twins are in question in all three spots. Ironically, all three spots are fielded and played extremely well, but when they step up......well???

Hate to say it, but Minn-cave-itch, better get the wood on the ball soon or he'll find himself having more time to fish or sell air conditioners!

What is with the as of late, getting called out with the bats laying on shoulders????


Not too long ago there was a Twins Team that kept me interested late into the game, but lately, I am gettimg more things done around the house!!!

A team 245BA for June? Can't contend with that!

Either way GO TWINS and I hope your slump is a short one!

Maybe the VEterans need to take acloser look at LEEEEEEW Fords at bats eh?

Jim W

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Jim W

Good points wade22 and I have to agree for the most.
I guess what I meant by offensive production wasn't necessarily "power", but more on the lines of consistent high batting/ hitting ,putting guys on.

I can only hope that Mr. Hunter will end the season with 90 RBI's considering his place in the line-up..he better.

As far as career BA prediction, don't know, but it is prrrrty darn ugly right now!

I guess I was a bit frustrated watching the last few games get pissed away from guys looking at strikes and not being aggressive at the plate.

GO TWINS!

We could use a strongermiddle reliever and a #5 man in the rotation as well!

Jim

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I strongly disagree with the contention that center field has to be a power position. Look around the league. Not exactly sluggers in center. It's a challenging defensive position that requires both range and an exemplary arm. Both of which Hunter has. He'll end up a career .275 hitter with about 90 ribbies/year, which is alright considering he's giving a gold glove in center.
Your power positions are traditionally third base, first base and left field. Usually your right fielder needs to have a strong arm, so the better defensive fielder is often put in right. But tomatoes/tommatas. Your hot corner, first bag and one fielder needs to produce at the plate.
Positions that are all about defense are your middle infielders, catcher and center field. I suppose pitchers count towards this number as well, even though Johann Santana has about as many RBIs as Dougie Baseball.

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