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Thread: Game 36 - Twins @ Detroit - 3/16/12

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    Minnesota's situational hitting is embarrassing.

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    4 errors on Detroit this game.
    That's about what I would expect with miggy at third. lol

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    I should say "so far"...

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    Wow, Blackburn's night is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
    Wow, Blackburn's night is over.
    Well, he did his part to take the starters' combined ERA a bit higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VATwinsFan View Post
    Well, he did his part to take the starters' combined ERA a bit higher.
    Yeah, I'm definitely not saying it's a bad thing he's done. It just sucks that the Twins can't even get 5 innings from most of their starters.

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    In another thread, I posted "are we sure 13 pitchers is enough?"

    I was attempting to be snarky.

    Turns out that might not be enough to get through tonight's game.

  8. #48
    Gladden is on his game making fun of the Tigers' fielding. Why does everyone hate him so much? I find his weird sense of humor a nice contrast to Corey's professionalism.

  9. #49
    I wonder what Trevor Plouffe has to do to prove he's not a major league player.

  10. #50
    Jamey Carroll = real baseball player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
    I wonder what Trevor Plouffe has to do to prove he's not a major league player.
    Go zero for 100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
    I wonder what Trevor Plouffe has to do to prove he's not a major league player.
    How about: "be given a chance to prove it?"

    He's had fewer than 450 MLB PAs.

    Alexi Casilla has had over 1500...and has the same MLB OPS as Trevor Plouffe. With, BTW, a lower walk rate and less power.

  13. #53
    Three pitches. Way to go, Plouffe! Wow.

  14. #54
    Nice rip by Morneau. What does everyone think of the 3B coach (Steve Liddle)? It was tough to tell from the TV view, but it looked like Willingham could have scored. I realize he's slow, there was 1 out with Doumit on deck, but there have been many occasions where it seemed he has held guys up when it appeared they could have easily scored. Overall though, better than Ulger. He was pretty bad.

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    Plouffe sucks .125 8 for 64 his gold glove won't save him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    How about: "be given a chance to prove it?"

    He's had fewer than 450 MLB PAs.

    Alexi Casilla has had over 1500...and has the same MLB OPS as Trevor Plouffe. With, BTW, a lower walk rate and less power.
    Stop with the facts....
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
    If Blackburn stays in the rotation all season, he will have a great shot at 20 losses.
    This is a great example of the old saying, you have to be a good pitcher to lose 20. Blackburn will not be the next to do it.

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    Fact is he has well over 400 and can't hit .200!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    How about: "be given a chance to prove it?"

    He's had fewer than 450 MLB PAs.

    Alexi Casilla has had over 1500...and has the same MLB OPS as Trevor Plouffe. With, BTW, a lower walk rate and less power.
    I don't remember saying anything about Casilla being a major league player....not sure why his name is mentioned here. But you can't seriously tell me that there's another team in Major League Baseball that would have Trevor Plouffe on its roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestTwinsFan View Post
    I don't remember saying anything about Casilla being a major league player....not sure why his name is mentioned here. But you can't seriously tell me that there's another team in Major League Baseball that would have Trevor Plouffe on its roster.
    You asked what he had to do to prove he's not a major league player. I provided an answer. Along with an example of a player who I feel HAS proven himself not to be a MLB player, yet is still hanging around and few people complain about.

    As for Plouffe being on a major league roster, coming into tonight there were 4 regulars in the AL alone, each with significantly more PAs than Plouffe, with worse offensive numbers. Three of them are significantly older, one the same age. So yes, I believe there are other major league teams who wouldn't have cut bait on Plouffe yet, particularly considering he's out of options, and almost certainly would be claimed. I doubt he'll ever be an asset as an OFer, but there's at least enough of a chance that he'll hit enough to be an asset in the infield that a team looking at the realistic possibility of 100 losses ought to be finding out with more clarity what they have in a guy who was good enough to play SS in the minors for years. We all like Jamie Carroll, but he's not going to be part of the next good Twins team.

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