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Cody Christie
12-15-2012, 02:11 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1259-What-could-Nick-Punto-bring-to-the-Twins

ashburyjohn
12-15-2012, 02:27 PM
If Nick Punto could bring Clayton Kershaw with him to the Twins, that would be awesome.

jorgenswest
12-15-2012, 02:41 PM
Twins need to find the next Nick Punto. This one is too old.

I don't know if the future Punto is in the organization. If so, it is Escobar who has accomplished at least as much as the Punto at 23 had accomplished.

TopGunn#22
12-15-2012, 02:49 PM
No. No. No. No. NNNNOOOO!!!!

Brock Beauchamp
12-15-2012, 02:49 PM
Please, no. Anything but Punto.

Well, not anything. But close to anything.

scottz
12-15-2012, 03:16 PM
What could he bring? I don't know...the rage of a good portion of the remaining fans?

diehardtwinsfan
12-15-2012, 03:40 PM
yeah, if he's bringing a nice middle infield or SS prospect over with him, I'd be fine with eating his salary... otherwise, he can stay in LA.

Shane Wahl
12-15-2012, 04:22 PM
Is this a joke? The thought of adding another declining utility infielder is making me feel a bit ill.

mike wants wins
12-15-2012, 04:45 PM
In a rebuilding year, Plouffe should play every game, to see what you really have. I see no reason at all for that not to happen. A team, in this situation, that does not realize this, does not understand some pretty fundamental stuff about strategy. If you are not playing to win this year, only young players should be on the field, where you do not currently have starters.

What good would it do the Twins beyond this year to do this?

70charger
12-15-2012, 04:54 PM
In a rebuilding year, Plouffe should play every game, to see what you really have. I see no reason at all for that not to happen. A team, in this situation, that does not realize this, does not understand some pretty fundamental stuff about strategy. If you are not playing to win this year, only young players should be on the field, where you do not currently have starters.

What good would it do the Twins beyond this year to do this?

I agree with this. Also, Hendriks should start all year.

Twins best friend
12-15-2012, 05:38 PM
Scrappiness! A veteran presence! Wisdom beyond... well... equal to his years. We have the aged veteran presence in Jamey Carroll. Thanks for the past Nick Punto but that's where you belong, in the Twin's past.

The Greatest Poster Alive
12-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Please, no. Anything but Punto.

Well, not anything. But close to anything.

he's a poor man's Mark DeRosa anyway.

Brandon
12-15-2012, 07:46 PM
I am fine with Punto comming back. I would be more upset if we had more established MI. But as of right now we have Carroll and either Dozier or Florimon. With Florimon being the starting SS at the moment, It would be nice to have a qualified SS candidate as the Twins are not going to pay for anything better.

howeda7
12-15-2012, 08:52 PM
If the manager was anyone else, it wouldn't be a huge deal, but keep him away from Gardy. He brings nothing that Carroll doesn't already bring except a worse bat and we don't need a Punto/Carroll middle infield, which is what we would have by May 1st.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
12-15-2012, 11:56 PM
This would be the feel good story of the millenium.

jorgenswest
12-16-2012, 12:29 AM
I agree with this. Also, Hendriks should start all year.

Absolutely agree. I am all in on the rebuild. Acquiring the three young arms set the direction. Signing and playing decline phase players is a detour off that path.

glunn
12-16-2012, 04:13 AM
Punto for Blackburn?

cmathewson
12-16-2012, 09:56 AM
This is spurious speculation. We had a chance to sign him last offseason, but instead chose to sign Jamey Carroll. We don't need two aged utility players on one team.

SgtSchmidt11
12-16-2012, 01:33 PM
If Nick Punto could bring Clayton Kershaw with him to the Twins, that would be awesome.

I love to dream. +1

SgtSchmidt11
12-16-2012, 01:34 PM
@Ashbury

I love to dream +1

snepp
12-16-2012, 02:03 PM
He would be guaranteed to bring a dirty uniform.

Danchat
12-16-2012, 05:24 PM
This is what you would get from Nick Punto. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ)

ThePuck
12-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Punto's playing time dropped after he left here because those teams' managers knew he's best used sparingly. If Schumaker hadn't gotten hurt in 2011, he would have played even less

LaBombo
12-16-2012, 09:02 PM
He could bring a semi truck full of fan apathy. Mid-summer, enroute-to-90+-losses promotion idea: Nick Punto Autograph Miniature Bat to Beat Yourself in the Head With Day.

twinsfan214
12-17-2012, 11:26 AM
Ew, first you guys mention bringing back Lirano, and now Punto. Stop scaring me! It's time for Punto to go. He's got his ring.

Teflon
12-18-2012, 08:59 PM
If Nick Punto could bring Clayton Kershaw with him to the Twins, that would be awesome.

I savor the gentle wit of this reply.