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Put Monroe In Left

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I agree. Last night I am not sure really if he misplayed that ball that hit the line or not. But what ticked me off was the way he very non-chalantly "jogged" after the ball got past him. Where is the hustle? He did the same thing tonight when he missed that cookie-no hustle going after the mis-cue. Gardy needs to sit him a day or two and send the message that that might have been ok to do that in Fla.-but not here. Last night the camera showed him trying to apologize to Nathan and Nathan wanted no part of it. Take a seat dude. Show some nads Gardy and sit his rear down! He just looks aloof out there. The Marty Skoula of the Twins. I agree-put Monroe out there. He deserves it as he has gotten some key hits while Young is plinking sissy grounders to second. Take tonights improbable comeback as perfect example. For the most part, these off-season additions are awful-with the possible exception of Tolbert and maybe Hernandez. Rest should be shown the door IMO.

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No Major Leaguer should miss a routine pop fly like he did tonight, unless they are looking into the Metrodomes roof for the first time.

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Monroe can only hit the soft-tossers. That's why he's had success in spot situations. Put him in for the whole game against a legit starter and he's a disaster at the plate.

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But at least he gets the team some power/runs scored instead of grounders to second and aloof play in Left.

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For some reason, Gardy is going to stick with him all the way.

The St. Paul PP had an article on Young today. He is Gardy's man. Like my son said..."million dollar talent, 5 cent head".

He hasn't done the ball hit him on the head Willie Norwood routine yet, so there is some hope.

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young look like he does not even want to be out there, not to mention that he sucks! putting anyone out there would be an upgrade. gardy needs to grow a set.

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Monroe should be put in right, not left. Get Cuddyer out of there. He has missed more routine pop flies then Young this year and at least Young hustles to the ball, not to mention the potential he has.

I still laugh when I remember the pop up cuddyer missed this year that went right in his glove and popped out and hit his head. Ya he still got the out but that was lucky. At least Monroe could get to the fly balls in time too.

Cuddyer=WAY OVERRATED!

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Monroe can only hit the soft-tossers. That's why he's had success in spot situations. Put him in for the whole game against a legit starter and he's a disaster at the plate.

Is Young any better????

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BTW- after the game, the 3 in the studio said the same thing I did, after I had put it on here- don't think I am alone here.

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He was brought in to add some power to our lineup and hasn't hit a single home run. After he gives up the in the park HR to tie the game he gets up to the plate with bases loaded and 1 down. I'm thinking this is a great situation for him because the worst thing he can do is hit the ball on the ground so might as well get 3 good hacks for the fence. Sure enough ground ball double play.

I've been on the "give him some time" bandwagon but this is getting ridiculous.

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Bassislife- What game(s) are you watching? Young does not hustle to the ball at all-he just jogs after it, especially when he misses it. At least Gardy had the common sense to sit Young tonight. He definitely desrerved to take a seat.

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Just to remind everybody, Cuddyer is hitting .228 he is making 6 million a year and is supposed to be in the Prime of his career.

Cuddyer also royally messed up his finger sliding into third base. I wonder if he is truly back to 100%. He seems like the type of player to say he is so he can play.

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Even though there are parts of the team that need improvements, overall after losing santana and hunter we are doing pretty good. How about slowly last night, he looked great, and gardy let him finish the game, which is fantastic!! Now for the yanks.

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Just to remind everybody, Cuddyer is hitting .228 he is making 6 million a year and is supposed to be in the Prime of his career.

BTW- Cuddyer was signed to his current contract after he batted almost .300, 24 HRS, 109 RBIs, plus he had like 20 OF assists that season. Glad you don't like Cuddyer, but I think I'd take him over Young anyday.

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obviously who gardy has in there now is working, and I am sure when it stops, things will change.

Im a fan of Young, he is a young player who needs playing time to evolve.

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Cuddyer is still better than us, I say keep him in right field. There have been better players that have made errors like that or worse and never get ranted at and it happens. Can't play perfect every game...why not say something about Morneau getting looks like 2 strike outs every game in the last 10 games?

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before we trash young too much, has anyone taken into consideration that he is 22 years old? obviously there is no room for improvement....lets give up on a former number 1 prospect. if they dont make an immediate impact they never will...just ask josh hamilton.

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Yup, and Childress tied his lifeline to the sinking ship the USS Tavaris Jackson.

When you play and watch enough sports, you know when players have the "it" factor. Many #1 prospects have looked good only to fizzle at the pro level. There are many positions such as pitcher that require grooming time but outfield is not one of them. Young doesn't truly hustle to balls. He runs close to the spot and does awkward feet-first slides and misses the ball. At least Gomez puts everything into getting there even if he misses it. Young looks lost. I'm not giving up on him, but I think that Gardenhire is hitching up to the wrong wagon with Young. Bench him for a while, send him to the minors, find a way to ignite the fire. Young needs to find "it" because he doesn't have it right now.

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The "awkward feet foot slide" is on foul balls. I've seen him make that play before and he'll make it again.

He had a rough stretch in the field but he still has all the potential in the world for a 22 year old kid.

Hopefully his bat will come around to where it was last year and then we potentially have a very nice couple of young outfielders!

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