04-11-2012, 12:17 AM #21
04-11-2012, 12:53 AM #22
04-11-2012, 04:47 AM #23
My first post.
Anyway my lineup would be:
Ha, I drifted off there for a second......
I think people need to give Valencia a little bit more time.
04-11-2012, 07:23 AM #24
You don't "shake things up" 4 games into the season and throw out the panic signal.
04-11-2012, 07:24 AM #25
04-11-2012, 08:12 AM #26
04-11-2012, 08:19 AM #27
Casilla 2BI bent my wookie...
04-11-2012, 08:45 AM #28
04-11-2012, 09:15 AM #29
I really don't have a problem with the lineup, but they aren't hitting so far.
I might have Plouffe starting somewhere, just because the Twins need to decide what he is and what he can do. I guess I would flip-flop Casilla and Carroll just to take some pressure off Carroll.
04-11-2012, 09:29 AM #30
Let's be real, this is not a great Defensive team no matter whose playing it seems. So my starting lineup would be:
So over Casilla, and I like Carroll, so float him around SS and 2b. Doumit is our 4th OF, and backup C. Burroughs can float between 3b and 1b
04-11-2012, 10:42 AM #31
Not giving up on Valencia. I just look for a non-true platoon to see if Burroughs can hit against some righties. It is interesting to see these lineups with Plouffe and Hughes both in against Weaver. Either they shouldn't change the lineup at all or they should just make it lefty heavy. Split stats should be appreciated.
04-11-2012, 10:43 AM #32
04-11-2012, 11:41 AM #33
You want to shake things up? Get rid of Gardenhire. Once again he has headed north with a team that doesn't appear ready to play. We might not have started 0-4 before, but the Twins have not had a good start in years.
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04-11-2012, 11:44 AM #34
This is like trying to win at poker when you don't get to have any aces or face cards. No matter how much you shuffle it, the deck is stacked against you.
It comes down to performance on the field. Span, Mauer and Morneau have got to start performing at their potential. I don't expect them to stay cold all season, but so far the top three guys have not been finding many baseballs with their bats. In fact, the whole lineup has been making the other team's pitchers look like nothing but aces. Hey, poker again!
04-11-2012, 11:50 AM #35
04-11-2012, 12:03 PM #36
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04-11-2012, 02:39 PM #38
04-11-2012, 03:09 PM #39
04-11-2012, 03:21 PM #40
These guys are capable of hitting--so why aren't they?