The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 28, 2013

Thoma column:


It's not quite the major league spotlight, but it's certainly a brighter exposure than in the past. Even Joe Mauer didn't get the attention when he was playing in the Midwest League a bit more than a decade ago that Buxton did this summer.

So if Twins gave Sano a little tough love, there's no need for those of us on the outside to overreact. It's happened before; it'll happen again. The difference, for good or ill, is that now it's visible.

Edward Thoma (344-6377; maintains his Baseball Outsider blog at Follow him on Twitter @bboutsider.

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