Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:31 PM
I don't know much about him, but he's a lefty hitter who's been used mostly as a third baseman except for last season in Milwaukee. Below average defensively and seems to be a hacker at the plate (career 259/54 K/BB) but he hit 18 homers last year in less than full playing time.
Looks a bit like a lefty Plouffe on the surface. Is he worth the proverbial kick of the tires as a corner infield option and bench bat?
Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:37 PM
While I would like to see a platoon at 3B, I'm not sure we have the roster space. Nor do I believe that our manager has the will to do such a crazy, new trend thing as platoon players.
Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:45 PM
Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:49 PM
Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:53 PM
Wasn't he in Alien Nation?
First of all, hilarious!
Secondly, in my idea of building the Twins for this season, I strongly advocated a LH bat who could play 3B, and at least one position elsewhere. (Had mentioned a few options previously). This was not only to increase production at 3B, (dare I use the "platoon" word?) but also to increase roster flexibility. My thoughts were, and still are, that when Sano took over 3B full time, regardless of the disposition of Plouffe, said LH hitting bench player would still offer roster depth and flexibility.
I have to confess to knowing next to nothing about Francisco previously, but if he can be this player, I'd be in full favor.