Twins catcher Drew Butera is solid behind the plate, but he ranks last in major league hitting wi...
There are 3 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 18, 2011, titled Twins catcher Drew Butera is solid behind the plate, but he ranks last in major league hitting wi.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:No one expected Drew Butera to hit .300 this season; he's a catch-and-throw guy, one of the best in baseball, manager Ron Gardenhire said.
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#1 May 19, 2011
Butera is a great fielding catcher, but the main reason the Twins won't send him down is because they don't want to trade for a catcher since they still believe that Mauer will return someday and because there's simply no one else available right now. The Twins have Rams in AA, but he's not ready the majors yet.
The Twins should leave Repko in AAA and stick with Revere. Revere has proved that he can make things happen, and he has good range in the outfield. The Twins already have enough bench players who will never be real starters. Repko is just another career reserve or AAA player along the lines of Tolbert, Casilla, and Butera. Revere at least adds a little bit of excitement to the game, and the Twins can get a real good look at him in major league competition, especially with Young playing the way he is and with Kubel's and Cuddyer's statuses as potential free agents. More mediocrity, like Repko, can't help the team. Revere might be able to contribute a little bit more. The Twins need to win games, so let Revere stay.
#2 May 19, 2011
"He's supposed to be your backup catcher, with Joe Mauer catching five days a week and Drew catching one day a week." This works only when your starting catcher isn't in the training room trading his cup for a dress.
#3 May 22, 2011
How do all these players make it up to the majors, with all the various levels they go through, who cant hit?
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