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    3B?

    Ok, let's say the Twins finally give up on Plouffey, and either send him to another team or sneak him through waivers this week. You need a 3b starter by May 21st (I think that would be the first day they could bring Valencia back up). What would you do, and why?

    For the sake of argument, let's assume that no other team is going to be willing to trade with the Twins between now and then, and no one else is going to be sent through waivers by another team between now and the 21st.

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    Honestly, Sano. I just went throught the minor league rosters and that is the best I came up with. No one else is worth a call up. I know I know, he's still in A ball, only 19, he needs more time, bah bah bah, etc etc etc. It is either Sano or get someone in a trade because at this point there is NO ONE that can fill the needed 3B roll. Didn't need Inge huh?? Weird, he has hit like a mad man since Oakland claimed him.

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    Can I play James T Kirk, and not play by your rules? There is no winning under the secenario you present, so I'm going to say, "keep Plouffe there" for at least 1 month, and see what happens. What can it hurt?
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Yeah I'd call up Sano as well. Either that or let Carroll/Casilla handle it for a week. But Sano is the ideal route you go here.
    Joe Mauer should hit more home runs. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Can I play James T Kirk, and not play by your rules? There is no winning under the secenario you present, so I'm going to say, "keep Plouffe there" for at least 1 month, and see what happens. What can it hurt?
    How can you keep him there when he is batting just as if not worse than Danny was?? Plus his D is worse. SANO, SANO, SANO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sotafan View Post
    Honestly, Sano. I just went throught the minor league rosters and that is the best I came up with. No one else is worth a call up. I know I know, he's still in A ball, only 19, he needs more time, bah bah bah, etc etc etc. It is either Sano or get someone in a trade because at this point there is NO ONE that can fill the needed 3B roll. Didn't need Inge huh?? Weird, he has hit like a mad man since Oakland claimed him.
    I imagine they would move Carrol over to 3B before even considering such a drastic move. I see them giving Plouffe a few more chances, as it seems his at bats have been solid, hits are just not falling in. His defense has been limited to a tough luck error in the first inning of the game yesterday and a pop fly that he should have taken charge of in the game on Saturday.

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    Because Valencia had all last year, and Plouffe has a handfull of at bats less than 1/4 of the way through the season.....gotta give the guy a chance before writing him off. I have no idea how you can give up on a guy this fast. Besides, they are NOT winning anything that matters this year, so give the young guys a long leash and see what happens. You guys would have cut Viola his rookie season..... Patience young jedi, patience.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Agree with MWW... Plouffe is the right decision, and at that point you go back to Valencia... If neither of those work, consider Florimon and Chang, or maybe even Deibinson Romero...

    I assume everyone saying Sano are kidding, right? Cuz, that would not be so good.

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    Let's hope everyone saying Sano is kidding. I have to agree that you let Ploufe have a shot at it for a few more games before you make that decision, but for argument's sake, you move Carroll over to 3rd for a bit. If you don't trust Lexi at 2nd, then you maybe call up the Florimonster to take over there, but he's my adopt a prospect, so I'm a bit biased.
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    I would say carroll, because he has played plenty of 3B in his career. It also keeps his glove on the field, and gives the Twins some serious infield range if Casilla can return to form at 2B.

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    Ray Chang would be the first option I go with. If he can't produce either I'd throw DB Romero into some triple A for a week or so and then promote him to the club or revert to Valencia. The Twins don't have much depth at 3B so it's difficult to find someone worth the call.

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    As much as I hate it, I think you have to stay with Plouffe too. I certainly wouldn't bring Valencia back up, nor Burroughs. Plouffe has a lower average, but higher OBP - he gets walks. And Valencia's defense is not so much greater than it is worth losing that with a switch.

    If Plouffe went down with an injury, I think you're only option is to promote Chang (who is having a decent year in Rochester) temporarily and start working the trade/waiver wires and hope you get lucky.

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    Is that correct? Danny is 0-8 so far at Rochester with one K?

    I thought he had been there all week?

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    He went 1-4 yesterday, so he is 1-12 aggregate.

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    True MLB top-10 prospects often start their major-league careers at 19 or 20. Why should we be waiting until 2016 or whatever for Sano?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffk View Post
    True MLB top-10 prospects often start their major-league careers at 19 or 20. Why should we be waiting until 2016 or whatever for Sano?
    How about because he just turned 19 and hasn't played a single inning above A-ball yet? And who suggested waiting until 2016?

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    Calling up Sano might be the dumbest thing said on this board....

    ok... this week.

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    Valencia was at AA and thought not to be ready when they brought him up. And he produced, for awhile. I like Jamey Carroll there. Yeah, give Plouffe a chance, but FOR HOW LONG? Count me among the DUMB POSTERS--after all these guys don't pan out--BRING UP SANO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinzgrl View Post
    Valencia was at AA and thought not to be ready when they brought him up. And he produced, for awhile. I like Jamey Carroll there. Yeah, give Plouffe a chance, but FOR HOW LONG? Count me among the DUMB POSTERS--after all these guys don't pan out--BRING UP SANO!!
    Valencia was in AAA for nearly a full season before his callup. Sano isn't even to Ft. Myers yet. He's in Low A. Yes he's crushing it. But there is ZERO reason to rush this kid. This season is sunk, don't **** up the best prospect in your organization.

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    Sano is not ready. Granted, he is leading Beloit in home runs, RBI, slugging pct and OPS.

    He's also leading Beloit in errors. He needs more time.

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