ORIGINAL: Ricky J
I understand sentiments regarding Buxton, but if he didn't play as hard or run as fast, then he wouldn't be Buxton and you wouldn't care whether he was hurt. Molitor couldn't stay healthy when young, either. He didn't change style of play. Just matured physically, got luckier
Probably the most ive ever agreed with Souhan
Same feelings here
Its why I love his game
Every team needs that and we definitely fed off of it
Unfortunately it also costs you at times.
I'm in the camp that it'll work itself out. He'll somehow figure out how to stay on the field. Has to kill him to miss these fun days.
Sorry SMF. This is really a homer type attitude. This is not how it works. Look at the results.
It really isn't a homer attitude and nobody is more loath to agree with Souhan than I am. Buxton is already showing signs of adjusting his mind set. After he injured the shoulder, he admitted that he needed to get smarter about how he plays the wall. He seems to have decided he needs to find to continue to be aggressive without being stupid. Falvine seems to be willing to sit down with him. His agent is no doubt convincing him that it is costing him a lot of money. He'll figure it out.
I haven't read or heard anything from Buxton saying he will change his approach. But he HAS to change his approach. Those who claim he can continue to play with reckless abandon are only stamping their approval of his next DL stint that could be career ending. What is so difficult to understand about this?
It was in the Pioneer Press shortly after he injured his shoulder. He specifically talked about being smarter about how he plays the wall. He can continue to play aggressively and be smarter about it.
I hope this is the case. What pisses me off about Buxton is that he finally was starting to show stardom qualities in both CF and at the plate and then he let common sense get in the way. Practically speaking, the Twins are a much better playoff opponent with Buxton playing, now, not so much. For the Buxton fans, this is what you get.
Minnesota professional sports can't be awful forever, can they?