Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:11 PM
Can I play James T Kirk, and not play by your rules? There is no winning under the secenario you present, so I'm going to say, "keep Plouffe there" for at least 1 month, and see what happens. What can it hurt?
How can you keep him there when he is batting just as if not worse than Danny was?? Plus his D is worse. SANO, SANO, SANO!!!
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:24 PM
Honestly, Sano. I just went throught the minor league rosters and that is the best I came up with. No one else is worth a call up. I know I know, he's still in A ball, only 19, he needs more time, bah bah bah, etc etc etc. It is either Sano or get someone in a trade because at this point there is NO ONE that can fill the needed 3B roll. Didn't need Inge huh?? Weird, he has hit like a mad man since Oakland claimed him.
I imagine they would move Carrol over to 3B before even considering such a drastic move. I see them giving Plouffe a few more chances, as it seems his at bats have been solid, hits are just not falling in. His defense has been limited to a tough luck error in the first inning of the game yesterday and a pop fly that he should have taken charge of in the game on Saturday.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:25 PM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:06 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:37 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:12 PM
True MLB top-10 prospects often start their major-league careers at 19 or 20. Why should we be waiting until 2016 or whatever for Sano?
How about because he just turned 19 and hasn't played a single inning above A-ball yet? And who suggested waiting until 2016?
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:06 PM
Valencia was at AA and thought not to be ready when they brought him up. And he produced, for awhile. I like Jamey Carroll there. Yeah, give Plouffe a chance, but FOR HOW LONG? Count me among the DUMB POSTERS--after all these guys don't pan out--BRING UP SANO!!
Valencia was in AAA for nearly a full season before his callup. Sano isn't even to Ft. Myers yet. He's in Low A. Yes he's crushing it. But there is ZERO reason to rush this kid. This season is sunk, don't fuck up the best prospect in your organization.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:16 PM
Can we let Plouffe play a position--a position of need--for more than 3 or 4 days in a row before we decide he can't play it?
And Ray Chang? Good lord, man. He's 28--29 this season--and has 5 seasons of .677 OPS suckitude in AAA. Which, by the way, is .100 pts of OPS LESS than Trevor Plouffe.
I guarantee you that Ray Chang does not post this OPS in 65+ plate appearances.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:07 AM
Plouffe, bench him, he doesn't have to play every single nite there.
Well, he could DH instead of Doumit, who would catch instead of Butera . . .
But yeah, I would prefer a Carroll, Dozier, Casilla infield right now. That's an improvement defensively and offensively.
I did mention back in the winter somewhere that I thought a Morneau/Plouffe DH platoon would be a good option. Oh well.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:49 AM