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Twins grooming the next Torii Hunter

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08:11 AM ET 03.07 | Twenty years ago this June, the Twins spent a first-round pick on a teenage outfielder named Torii Hunter. Time will tell if Byron Buxton, taken second overall last June out of tiny Baxley, Ga., will be able to match Hunter's seven Gold Gloves, four playoff appearances and two all-star selections as a Twin. Ramon Borrego, however, wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he did. "I played with Torii, and I can tell you," said Borrego, who managed Buxton last year in the Gulf Coast League, "I watch this kid defensively and he's better. I think he's better." Seeing a visitor's arched eyebrow, Borrego grins. "For real," he said. "This kid does it easier. He glides."

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March 7, 2013  08:42 AM ET

if the kid is that good he will not be with the Twinkles long enough to compare him with Hunter, because he will be gone as soon as he becomes a free agent.

March 7, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Dang, I missed this one.

March 7, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Great, fielding is HALF the game, how is he in the batter's box?

March 7, 2013  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

if the kid is that good he will not be with the Twinkles long enough to compare him with Hunter, because he will be gone as soon as he becomes a free agent.

likely he would be traded to the yanks/rangers/red sox/phillies??

March 7, 2013  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

if the kid is that good he will not be with the Twinkles long enough to compare him with Hunter, because he will be gone as soon as he becomes a free agent.

which is exactly how long hunter was with the twins.

March 7, 2013  02:42 PM ET

Only Time will Tell!

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March 8, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Hunter was with the Twins for 11 years. Idiot.

Thank you my thoughts exactly

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