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    Brandon Inge and Yuniesky Betancourt

    Word is the Twins have expressed interest in both infielders...

    Out of the two which would you prefer?

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    They are both horrible. Very depressing that this is the best they are willing to do. At least Inge is a decent fielder, but really, why bother with these rejects?

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    None of the above, Why hold back prospects/suspects if 2013 is going to be a see what we have year.

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    Since I have vowed not to post negative thoughts on this site for a month, I'll just post that I would love it if the Twins got better through FA this year. That would be cool.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Rally Monkey.
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    Would you be wiling to have these guys replace anyone of the current 40-man roster? That is the decision to be made...now. Yes, you could slide out a few of the pitchers (DeVries, Wood, Roeincke) or deep-six Butera, or maybe give up on Benson. But suddenly the cart is full, the only space is on the runner underneath. Plouffe would be no worse or better than Inge at the moment. Betancourt or Carroll, one is the other. Unless the Twins free up space and trade, say, Swarzak or forget about the Rule 5 guy, their roster is currently set (sorry minor league invite guys). Everyone is hoping someone opens the season on the 60-day disabled list.
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    Hey! These are some guys!

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    I swear if they sign either one of them . . . .

    If I had to choose, I would choose Inge for a variety of reasons. But this is just so idiotic if they sign either one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    I swear if they sign either one of them . . . .

    If I had to choose, I would choose Inge for a variety of reasons. But this is just so idiotic if they sign either one of them.
    +1

    Bret Boone, Tony Batista and Brian Buscher are also available and Ryan knows those guys pretty well too...
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    Inge because he could be our emergency catcher instead of having Butera on the roster

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    I agree with the majority here -- the Twins should avoid these guys so that they have more room to develop prospects.

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    Inge

    Quote Originally Posted by Gogogadgetmark View Post
    Inge because he could be our emergency catcher instead of having Butera on the roster
    Great point! I vote for Inge. We're going to need stellar defense to make these pitchers look average. I don't want to cut into Plouffe's playing time until he proves he can't do it, though. So, Inge as a late inning replacement and 3rd catcher would be better than Butera.

    TR did say he wants competition for Plouffe, so I could see this happening. I don't think we have any young 3rd baseman in the system that could be brought up. Does anyone have suggestions?

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    the last time Inge was a catcher was 2008. Its like saying a team should sign Michael Cuddyer because he is a great option to be a backup 3B

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    Quote Originally Posted by twins4121 View Post
    Word is the Twins have expressed interest in both infielders...

    Out of the two which would you prefer?
    Wait, when did Chone Figgins go off the market??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    +1

    Bret Boone, Tony Batista and Brian Buscher are also available and Ryan knows those guys pretty well too...
    Why aren't we at least, at a minimum, talking about Kelly Johnson? Eric Chavez signed for $3M, which means Johnson should be available for less than that number, right?

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    Kelly Johnson did have an OBP of over .300 in 2012. That sets him apart on this list.


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    Really??? Why are we even considering either one? I guess Inge would be the better defender at 3B - better than Plouffe, but I think we use Carroll *as the 3B backup. If we need to sign either one, we offer only a minor league contract with an offer to Spring Training. Make it a competition.

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    Thumbs up

    I'd rather see Ray Olmedo get a shot to compete with Plouffe for 3B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    +1

    Bret Boone, Tony Batista and Brian Buscher are also available and Ryan knows those guys pretty well too...
    Gardenhire knows Phil Mankowski. Maybe Mankowski has got something left. Gardenhire has been around so long maybe he can dig up Traynor to play third.

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