ORIGINAL: Karl Juhnke
Buxton's chances of having a good year without hitting the fences too many time?
Sounds like he's worked hard this off-season. He understands what a crucial point in his career this is. A decent year and he's ready to cash in big with the multi-million multi-year, set for life type contracts. Another year of batting .200 and striking out every 3 ABs and he could find himself out of baseball.
I still think he can get it together. I hope Sano can too, but he's a different case all together.
The Twins have a chance to be much improved. They have a chance to have as solid a lineup 1-9 since who knows when. But I still have the feeling that for all the changes, the season still hinges on Buxton and Sano. The rest are decent, but Sano and Buxton are still where the potential star power lies, even after all these seasons of disappointment from them.
I think that Nelson Cruz will be a great tutor and mentor for Buxton!!
Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.