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    Article: What Could Nick Punto Bring To The Twins?


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    If Nick Punto could bring Clayton Kershaw with him to the Twins, that would be awesome.

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    Twins need to find the next Nick Punto. This one is too old.

    I don't know if the future Punto is in the organization. If so, it is Escobar who has accomplished at least as much as the Punto at 23 had accomplished.

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    No. No. No. No. NNNNOOOO!!!!

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    Please, no. Anything but Punto.

    Well, not anything. But close to anything.

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    What could he bring? I don't know...the rage of a good portion of the remaining fans?

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    yeah, if he's bringing a nice middle infield or SS prospect over with him, I'd be fine with eating his salary... otherwise, he can stay in LA.

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    Is this a joke? The thought of adding another declining utility infielder is making me feel a bit ill.

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    In a rebuilding year, Plouffe should play every game, to see what you really have. I see no reason at all for that not to happen. A team, in this situation, that does not realize this, does not understand some pretty fundamental stuff about strategy. If you are not playing to win this year, only young players should be on the field, where you do not currently have starters.

    What good would it do the Twins beyond this year to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    In a rebuilding year, Plouffe should play every game, to see what you really have. I see no reason at all for that not to happen. A team, in this situation, that does not realize this, does not understand some pretty fundamental stuff about strategy. If you are not playing to win this year, only young players should be on the field, where you do not currently have starters.

    What good would it do the Twins beyond this year to do this?
    I agree with this. Also, Hendriks should start all year.

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    Scrappiness! A veteran presence! Wisdom beyond... well... equal to his years. We have the aged veteran presence in Jamey Carroll. Thanks for the past Nick Punto but that's where you belong, in the Twin's past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Please, no. Anything but Punto.

    Well, not anything. But close to anything.
    he's a poor man's Mark DeRosa anyway.

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    I am fine with Punto comming back. I would be more upset if we had more established MI. But as of right now we have Carroll and either Dozier or Florimon. With Florimon being the starting SS at the moment, It would be nice to have a qualified SS candidate as the Twins are not going to pay for anything better.

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    If the manager was anyone else, it wouldn't be a huge deal, but keep him away from Gardy. He brings nothing that Carroll doesn't already bring except a worse bat and we don't need a Punto/Carroll middle infield, which is what we would have by May 1st.

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    This would be the feel good story of the millenium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70charger View Post
    I agree with this. Also, Hendriks should start all year.
    Absolutely agree. I am all in on the rebuild. Acquiring the three young arms set the direction. Signing and playing decline phase players is a detour off that path.

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    Punto for Blackburn?

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    This is spurious speculation. We had a chance to sign him last offseason, but instead chose to sign Jamey Carroll. We don't need two aged utility players on one team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    If Nick Punto could bring Clayton Kershaw with him to the Twins, that would be awesome.
    I love to dream. +1

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    @Ashbury

    I love to dream +1

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