Yoda wrote:mrider wrote:Personally this guy pardon my language pisses me off. He plays awesome one game 4 for 5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, and 1 SB. Then the next day he sits whats up with this. If they dont want him to catch every day why dont they DH could someone answer my question.
I could be totally wrong here but his knee injury is preventing him from playing everyday. He had a busy day yesterday getting 4 hits and catching 9 innings.
I think the plan is to give him more rest in the beginning of the season to build him up so that they can give him about a day off per week which is normal for most catchers that only catch. He is a very significant investment/asset for the Twinkies and they are doing the right thing at the moment. They need him more at the end of the season for obvious reasons.
On the other hand, he is really playing well this season. He is entrenched at the 3 spot and with Morneau's return, he will have great numbers if he doesn't miss too much time. I bumped his projections up to .315, 22 HR, 86 RBI. Should be a top 3 catcher.
Those projections look good, but you're wrong on one point...
The Twins are not handling this situation properly. What they need to do is move Mauer away from C. The kid will be one of the best hitters in the majors for most of his career, regardless of his position. He's 6'4", 225 pounds. He doesn't have a catcher's body.
I just can't imagine things going well for Mauer... he'll be like a more talented version of Sandy Alomar, I think, if he stays at catcher. Sad, isn't it?