Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Souhan: These should be the Twins' next four moves

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 30, 2014 - 11:51 PM

3. Call up Hicks: Buxton’s injuries have slowed his rise. That leaves a void In centerfield.

Now that Hicks has experienced success at Double A and Triple A since his demotion, it’s time to give him one last tryout in the big leagues. Let him play centerfield until Buxton is ready. As poorly as Hicks has performed in the majors, he remains a talented player, and we all know what happens when the Twins give up on talented players too early.

4. Call up … never mind: The Twins’ projected rotation for the first week of the 2015 season is: Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, Kyle Gibson, Alex Meyer and May.

The Twins have kept Meyer on an innings limit. On Saturday night, he was pulled from a start after suffering a loss of velocity.

If Meyer is injured, then the Twins’ three true top prospects — Meyer, Buxton and Sano — all would have suffered key injuries during the season in which the Twins hoped they would reach the majors.

Meyer would have benefited from pitching in the majors this season, but the Twins won’t call him up if he’s hurt or hurting.

May dominated Class AAA hitters, then came to the big leagues and got pelted. The same may happen eventually to Meyer.

With Santana, Dozier, Oswaldo Arcia, Vargas, Gibson and May in the majors, the Twins have begun assembling a team that could be worth watching sometime next summer.

There’s no reason to stop the transformation now.


Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Atlanta - WP: E. Stults 4 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Chamberlain 2
Washington - LP: X. Cedeno 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha 6
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 18
Baltimore 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Miami - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: R. Montero 7
San Diego 6 FINAL
Cincinnati 3
San Francisco 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 8
Colorado 2 FINAL
Oakland 11
LA Angels - LP: N. Tropeano 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: T. Walker 5
Cleveland 4 FINAL
Chicago WSox 1
Kansas City 11 FINAL
Texas 7
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Arizona 2
Toronto 7 FINAL
Houston 4
Minnesota - LP: C. Johnson 2 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Masterson 14
Boston 116 FINAL
Charlotte 104
LA Lakers 113 FINAL
Philadelphia 111
Houston 96 FINAL
Toronto 99
Milwaukee 88 FINAL
Atlanta 101
Sacramento 83 FINAL
Memphis 97
Utah 104 FINAL
Minnesota 84
Phoenix 86 FINAL
Portland 109
Tampa Bay 5 FINAL
Montreal 3
Vancouver 4 FINAL
St. Louis 1
Calgary 5 FINAL
Dallas 3
Los Angeles 1 FINAL
Chicago 4
Edmonton 4 FINAL
Colorado 1
Buffalo 4 FINAL
Arizona 1
Loyola-Chicago 65
Dayton 70 FINAL
(1) Connecticut 91
(6) Tennessee 48 FINAL
(4) Maryland 58
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: What are you following most closely right now?

Weekly Question