The so-and-so in this case is Oswaldo Arcia. Pardon me while I don't care about Arcia's new workout regimen.
Oh, it may well be that a routine that increases flexibility will help him avoid the repeated injuries that have helped stall his career. But the slugger's career has stalled as least as much on his stubborn, all-or-nothing approach at the plate and his ineptitude afield.
This except from Reusse's column made me shake my head:
Asked if he felt his brother would be in the big leagues this season, Oswaldo nodded his head. As for his chance with the Twins, Oswaldo responded in Spanish and Andy the Barber relayed the answer:
“He knows what he can do with the glove. He knows what he can do with the bat. He has worked hard every day to be in the big leagues.’’
"He knows what he can do with the glove." I know what I've seen him do with the glove, and it's not good. This is still the guy who got skulled by a foul fly a couple years back.
Arcia's 25. He's out of options. He has the single biggest tool an outfielder can have, which is power. All this points to him making the roster. And yet, I'd rather see Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler playing. That's four guys for three outfield spots.