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    Didn't the Joker say that? Ledger, not Nicholson.
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    Romero instead of Florimon instead? Why not? 40-man still has moveable parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    And here I thought it was a cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    Romero instead of Florimon instead? Why not? 40-man still has moveable parts.
    Are we trying to field the worst defensive 3rd baseman to go with the worst defensive corner outfielders in baseball? I haven't heard anything good about Romero's defense, this team has a horrible defense already.

    Currently, I see the called up player as a bench player. Why use Romero over Florimon to sit on the bench?

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    Will this injury affect Plouffe for the rst of the season just like injuries in past seasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSim22 View Post
    Are we trying to field the worst defensive 3rd baseman to go with the worst defensive corner outfielders in baseball? I haven't heard anything good about Romero's defense, this team has a horrible defense already.

    Currently, I see the called up player as a bench player. Why use Romero over Florimon to sit on the bench?
    Well, they could have put Pelf on the 60 day, added Romero, and had him play 3b. While that'd be a dropoff defensively from having Plouffe, I'm not sure it's worse than moving Escobar to 3rd, Santana to short, and having Fuld play center. At least if you just sub in Romero for Plouffe you don't lose quite so much offensively, and you're only subbing in at one position.

    Now you've got a CFer that isn't much if any better than Santana, and a worse defensive SS. Plus you've taken a bat out of the lineup, and what good does Florimon do as a bench player?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Well, they could have put Pelf on the 60 day, added Romero, and had him play 3b. While that'd be a dropoff defensively from having Plouffe, I'm not sure it's worse than moving Escobar to 3rd, Santana to short, and having Fuld play center. At least if you just sub in Romero for Plouffe you don't lose quite so much offensively, and you're only subbing in at one position.

    Now you've got a CFer that isn't much if any better than Santana, and a worse defensive SS. Plus you've taken a bat out of the lineup, and what good does Florimon do as a bench player?
    Yeah, Florimon as a bench player provides nothing anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Well, they could have put Pelf on the 60 day, added Romero, and had him play 3b. While that'd be a dropoff defensively from having Plouffe, I'm not sure it's worse than moving Escobar to 3rd, Santana to short, and having Fuld play center. At least if you just sub in Romero for Plouffe you don't lose quite so much offensively, and you're only subbing in at one position.

    Now you've got a CFer that isn't much if any better than Santana, and a worse defensive SS. Plus you've taken a bat out of the lineup, and what good does Florimon do as a bench player?
    Exactly right, Chief. A team that's saying "why not?" and going for it can't worry about roster issues with Romero down the road. What we know for sure is that:

    Plouffe is gone for 15 days (I would bet that it will be more than that),
    and that Fuld is best-utilized as a 4th OFer,
    and that the only position Florimon has ever played is SS,
    and that Florimon's only viable asset, defense, is a serious question mark based on his play in AAA,
    and that Nunez is day-to-day,
    and that Santana is still shaky at SS,
    and that Dozier is battling a bad back-

    Escobar is spread too thin covering all of that responsibility in the utility role. He's doing fine at SS for now. I hope the Twins come to the realization that they're going to need another bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Exactly right, Chief. A team that's saying "why not?" and going for it can't worry about roster issues with Romero down the road. What we know for sure is that:

    Plouffe is gone for 15 days (I would bet that it will be more than that),
    and that Fuld is best-utilized as a 4th OFer,
    and that the only position Florimon has ever played is SS,
    and that Florimon's only viable asset, defense, is a serious question mark based on his play in AAA,
    and that Nunez is day-to-day,
    and that Santana is still shaky at SS,
    and that Dozier is battling a bad back-

    Escobar is spread too thin covering all of that responsibility in the utility role. He's doing fine at SS for now. I hope the Twins come to the realization that they're going to need another bat.
    And Escobar has shown great improvement hitting and fielding given the consistency of one position, so you may jeopardize the long term gains at a position of extended weakness for a short term issue. He's played well at SS, leave him there. Nunez has played well in a reserve capacity (and is day to day) bring in someone who is a full time third basemen, preferably with options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    I think you whiffed pretty badly on this one.
    If Jokin's comment was a joke, the joke whiffed bad. As inane as some of the humor is here, there is no reason to think it was a joke.

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    If Nunez is DL'd, I would hope they'd call up Romero instead of another pitcher or an OF'er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise One View Post
    If Jokin's comment was a joke, the joke whiffed bad. As inane as some of the humor is here, there is no reason to think it was a joke.
    I guess it went right over the heads of the more serious set....again, as snepp so eloquently stated: "Why so serious?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise One View Post
    If Jokin's comment was a joke, the joke whiffed bad. As inane as some of the humor is here, there is no reason to think it was a joke.
    You're probably best off vigorously applying Sturgeon's law to anything you read on an Internet forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    You're probably best off vigorously applying Sturgeon's law to anything you read on an Internet forum.
    I can only give this 10 percent of a "like."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    I guess it went right over the heads of the more serious set....again, as snepp so eloquently stated: "Why so serious?"
    Maybe you need to be more consistent with your jokes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    I guess it went right over the heads of the more serious set....again, as snepp so eloquently stated: "Why so serious?"
    Hardly over the head, how about down in the dirt. Perhaps because of the thousands of posts criticizing that it looked like more of the same complaining style that overflows on this site. As the old line goes, if you have to explain it, it is not much of a joke. Sturgeon's law is very apt for your post.

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    On the baseball front, I was never much of a Plouffe guy, but his absence at 3rd does create a lot of problems.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    If Nunez is DL'd, I would hope they'd call up Romero instead of another pitcher or an OF'er.
    Phil Miller's postgame commentary sounds pretty hopeful for Nuñez--sounds like he'll be ready in a game or two, at most. Also, the injury to Plouffe wouldn't be as long-lasting as an oblique injury. There would be a chance that he could return in two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I can only give this 10 percent of a "like."
    Caution needed, although laugh out loud funny, applying Sturgeon's Law, I am only 90% certain that this was indeed, a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I can only give this 10 percent of a "like."
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