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    Your Dream Twins Lineup

    Plouffe's surge and Dozier's downfall have me reconsidering what I would most like to see the Twins put out on a daily basis. Here it goes.

    1 Revere CF
    2 Span LF
    3 Mauer C
    4 Josh Willingham RF
    5 Trevor Plouffe 3B
    6 Justin Morneau 1B
    7 Ryan Doumit/Chris Parmelee DH Platoon
    8 Alexi Casilla 2B
    9 Jamey Carroll SS
    (P Scott Diamond)

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    I like your lineup. I'm hoping for a Dozier resurgence.

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    Why Revere #1??? as long as Span is still on this team it won't happen plus as well as Ben is hitting he still has only 4 walks..that's dreadful for a #2 hitter with zero power let alone a leadoff guy. Plus you have to play Dozier and let him take his lumps, The Twins are not in contention and he's here to play, why play a 38 yr old everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dilligaf69 View Post
    Ben is hitting he still has only 4 walks..that's dreadful for a #2 hitter with zero power
    There's lack of power and then there's lack of power. I don't think pitchers are afraid to throw strikes, because yes he might get a hit but it won't be for any extra bases at all. Unlike most hitters with a good average, I don't think Ben can decide to be more selective and draw more walks - not enough pitches out of the strike zone (though, I have not looked up anything to back up that guess).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    There's lack of power and then there's lack of power. I don't think pitchers are afraid to throw strikes, because yes he might get a hit but it won't be for any extra bases at all. Unlike most hitters with a good average, I don't think Ben can decide to be more selective and draw more walks - not enough pitches out of the strike zone (though, I have not looked up anything to back up that guess).
    Fair enough..I guess if he continues to hit .340 it won't matter much.

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    I believe in Dozier & wont give up on him.
    I would like to see him hit 9th as he has a little bit of extra base power (esp last yr) & would like the nonpower guys(Carroll/Casilla/Buter/Span/Revere) broken up with someone who can pop a double.

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    Closer: Someone other than Capps

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    Yeah last night's loss was tough for me to handle. Twice as many hits as the Brewers yet no cigar.

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    Span CF
    Mauer C
    Willingham RF
    Morneau 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Doumit DH
    Dozier SS
    Casilla 2B
    Revere LF

    Span is leadoff as long as he's a Twin
    Mauer is a two hitter. That's my opinion and Gardy may disagree with me.
    Willingham is the best Choice for Three and he stops the lefty run.
    Morneau is the 4. Hope he gets hot and stays healthy.
    Plouffe is looking like a 4 right now. Let's just calm down and say 5 for now.
    Doumit is the obvious 6
    Ill go with Dozier at 7 because Doumit can clog up the base paths. Dozier can move him over so the Speed guys get a little space.
    Casilla at the 8 over Carroll cuz of his speed and he is much younger.
    Revere at the 9... Ben could certainly hit higher up but the 9 position rolls over to the top of the order. I think the 9 spot is important for that reason. I also like my Speed guys grouped together. Lights out Pitching can shut power guys down on occasion. During those occasions... You can put your speed guys together and scratch some things out. Speed is hard to stop... Even if you are dealing.
    Last edited by Riverbrian; 06-15-2012 at 11:27 PM.

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    I think we need to face facts and realize the lineup needs to be mixed up more. For the 8 people not named Trevor Plouffe last night, just one run.

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    You did say dream

    Keeping somewhat in spirit of the question although they are not the best all time I picked 6 on the current roster
    Catcher Mauer
    1b Morneau (I also dreamed he did not get kneed between the eyes)
    CF Span
    LF Willingham
    3b Plouffe (I dreamed the pitchers don't figure hin out
    SS Dozier (I wasn't going to pick someone who piched

    2b Rod Carew when Sir Rodney was young enough to play 2b
    RF Tony Oliva before the knees went
    DH Harmon Killebrew
    Relief, Readon over Aggie
    Starter Morrris was here only 1 year so I would have to go with Viola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Span CF
    Mauer C
    Willingham RF
    Morneau 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Doumit DH
    Dozier SS
    Casilla 2B
    Revere LF

    Span is leadoff as long as he's a Twin
    Mauer is a two hitter. That's my opinion and Gardy may disagree with me.
    Willingham is the best Choice for Three and he stops the lefty run.
    Morneau is the 4. Hope he gets hot and stays healthy.
    Plouffe is looking like a 4 right now. Let's just calm down and say 5 for now.
    Doumit is the obvious 6
    Ill go with Dozier at 7 because Doumit can clog up the base paths. Dozier can move him over so the Speed guys get a little space.
    Casilla at the 8 over Carroll cuz of his speed and he is much younger.
    Revere at the 9... Ben could certainly hit higher up but the 9 position rolls over to the top of the order. I think the 9 spot is important for that reason. I also like my Speed guys grouped together. Lights out Pitching can shut power guys down on occasion. During those occasions... You can put your speed guys together and scratch some things out. Speed is hard to stop... Even if you are dealing.
    My lineup exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Span CF
    Mauer C
    Willingham RF
    Morneau 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Doumit DH
    Dozier SS
    Casilla 2B
    Revere LF
    This is the line-up that I would have put together with Carroll probably fitting in for Casilla. It would be great for Casilla to put it all together but it doesn't seem like he is going to make it as an everyday player with the Twins. Unless there is an injury, he seems to have accepted his role as utility player.

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