08-18-2012, 06:33 PM #21
08-18-2012, 09:15 PM #22
Good thread, Mr. Lounge.
I would keep both of them for now, unless and until there is a very favorable trade offer.
Keeping Morneau and trading Parmelee will be regrettable if Morneau gets injured.
Keeping Parmelee and trading Morneau will be regrettable if Parmelee can't cut it in the majors.
Trading either of them does not make sense to me unless the bounty is substantial enough to offset these risks.
08-18-2012, 09:24 PM #23
I've been thinking about this lately too. A wildcard option could be having Mauer play RF 1/3 of the time, and Doumit play RF 1/3 time. If Parmalee is really that bad in RF that they can't manage to have him out there, they can still work him in at 1B/DH 2/3 of the time that way. Mauer was fine there in his few opportunities. Doumit is bad, but if Parmalee is worse, so be it...this is the natural fit. Let speedy 4th OF fill in there too and you've got a plan. It still fills the opening, at least until there an injury, trade, or someone starts to struggle.
With Morneau, Mauer & Doumit's injury histories, and Parmalee's inexperience, I wouldn't worry at all about keeping them all and working them in this way.
08-18-2012, 09:30 PM #24
If Span gets dealt this off-season, I think Parmelee and Mastroianni can hold RF until Hicks or Arcia are ready to come up (which may not even be next year, but hopefully one will). At that time, we evaluate the 1B situation and either deal Morneau or extend him and figure out what to do with Parmelee.
08-18-2012, 09:30 PM #25
08-19-2012, 12:05 AM #26
I don't want to see either of these two traded. Morneau is starting to find a bit of the player he once was, and I expect that he will keep picking up the pieces of the past and Rejuvenate his career.
Parmelee needs a chance and he will need to play OF for a period of time. A lot of people do not think Parm can cut it as an outfielder, give him some time. In the history of this game, there has been quite a few players who played out of position for the better of the team/franchise. These scenarios do not doom franchises and probably more than often have a positive impact.