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Twins send Sano to Class A team to ‘get back on track’

What do Twins fans think of this move?  Seems kind of harsh

Master of the Horse Posted: June 15, 2018 at 05:35 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: miguel sano, minnesota twins

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   1. zack Posted: June 15, 2018 at 10:15 AM (#5692690)
As a Red Wings fan I'm kinda annoyed, at least while the team sucks (again) there could be some bombs.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: June 15, 2018 at 10:33 AM (#5692712)
Seems insane, unless there's some very specific thing he needs to do that they think Fort Myers provides the right opportunity to work on. It kind of sounds like that's the case. The GM's comments are interesting - that the spring training site has better facilities than AAA and he can do more focused work there than just beating up on inferior pitchers.
   3. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: June 15, 2018 at 10:38 AM (#5692717)
What do Twins fans think of this move?


It depends on the fan. We were sold that Buxton and Sano were going to lead us to the promised land and injury and inconsistency have taken that idea out back, put a bullet in it, and thrown it in the dumpster. Fair or not, because of his conditioning (weight) issues and rumors of sexual misconduct Sano has gotten most of the wrath of the locals and there is a segment that would be OK with pretty much anything.

Personally I have no idea. If it pierces his (supposed) mental armor and he realizes he needs to treat this as a serious profession that needs much work then it could really help him over his career. Or it could massively backfire. I am not close enough to the situation to know one way or the other.
   4. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 15, 2018 at 12:57 PM (#5692828)
Sano's 162-game average for strikeouts is 250, which is 27 more than the all-time single-season record held by Mark Reynolds.
   5. aberg Posted: June 15, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5693018)
Sano's 162-game average for strikeouts is 250, which is 27 more than the all-time single-season record held by Mark Reynolds.


Well, at least he's injury-prone.

I probably skew towards the dove side among my friends when it comes to Sano. He still has something like an 850 OPS across 1200 ML PAs, which says more to me about his ability than the very poor hitting this spring when he beat an injury timetable to make opening day. He's very out of shape, but he can play an acceptable 1B at his size. It would be a shame if his eating habits were the thing that kept his bat from playing at 3B (he has a rocket arm and surprising agility). My hope is that they want to give him a mental break for 2 weeks and hope he comes back refreshed and ready to put up that 850 OPS again. Until I see or hear otherwise, that's my assumption.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: June 15, 2018 at 06:10 PM (#5693056)
Assuming this is the same article I saw yesterday, Sano says the right things here. He makes it clear he's not upset with the move and notes that the Twins gave him a chance to work it out in the majors but he clearly hadn't. All the way down to A ball is weird.

I could be wrong but I think the timing has also been done to assure Sano -- I think we've just passed the point in service days where he's ticked over 3 years (or 2.170 or whatever). I am curious if anybody knows -- if he gets hurt while he's down, does he get recalled and placed on the ML DL (earning service time) or does he go on the minors DL?

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