Good to see Gardenhire has come to his senses on this matter.
Thank god they came to their senses about this. Perhaps I was wrong about Gardy and his Revere love.
Now let's just hope they keep Parmelee and send Butera to Rochester.
Seth Stohs touched on this in his blog this morning. He also noted some other interesting things about how the 25 man roster is shaping up...
"A lot of key information has been coming out of Twins camp on Sunday morning. First, Assistant GM Rob Antony appeared as a guest of Sunday Morning Sports Talk on 1500espn with Tom Pelissero and Jim Souhan. He said many things that I found interesting, but these are the three that stood out most to me:
1.) Maloney and Burton have separated themselves, so it's down to Manship, Burnett, Fien and Waldrop for ONE bullpen spot. 2.) Parmelee has forced his way onto the roster, so it's likely Butera, Towles, Burroughs, Florimon and Revere battling for TWO bench spots. Very interesting in that a.) 3rd catcher isn't a given, and b.) Revere is not a given."
So that must means Swarzak must be guaranteed a spot then.
Very interesting stuff, they are really showing a different side.
Very very interesting news. Very good news.
TR is a (much) better talent evaluator than Bill Smith (but so are a lot of us) so it's not unreasonable for him to control what happens with the roster more over gardy.
it's very good news Revere wont be starting...not exactly sure he should be the 4th OF though...
My ideal 13 position players to break camp would look like this:
my ideal team (position players)
C: Mauer1B: Parmelee2B: CarrollSS: Dozier3B: ValenicaLF: WillinghamCF: SpanRF: Benson (or swap him to CF and put Span in RF)DH: Morneau
Bench: Casilla, Plouffe, Hughes, Doumit.
That team will score some runs, play good D, and have decent depth off the bench.
Don't some of you look like idiots now for jumping the gun ? Been saying all along be patient. After a season like last year, things will change but NO !!
BLAH BLAH BLAH !!