Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:19 PM
I'm neutral on Theriot. I'd prefer someone with some offensive weapon, like occasional power or a decent OBP, but I don't care much. His UZR makes him look like he's a very good second baseman, but a poor shortstop, whihc isn't ideal for the Twins.
But what I'm really wondering is whether a utility infielder fits onto this roster if Parmelee comes north. Presumably, Opening Day 1-9 might look like this:
Morneau, Mauer, Parmelee, Casilla, Carroll, Valencia, Willingham, Span, Doumit.
That leaves four bench spots: other catcher, Hughes, Plouffe & Revere.
I don't see room for Theriot unless Hughes is out. I think Revere has to make the team, because he's the only backup CFer. (I suppose one could got with Mastroianni, but either way, the roster spot is gone.)