Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 42

Thread: Who would you play?

  1. #21
    Twins Moderator MVP Riverbrian's Avatar
    Posts
    8,672
    Like
    4,726
    Liked 2,206 Times in 1,243 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Call me crazy, but I'm leery about not having a left fielder.
    Unconventional for sure. But hey... The teams is 0-4 and about to face Weaver. It's a fresh idea.

  2. #22
    Senior Member All-Star Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Posts
    3,964
    Like
    4
    Liked 113 Times in 81 Posts
    Blog Entries
    65
    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Call me crazy, but I'm leery about not having a left fielder.
    Haha, Revere got cut off there.

    Span, CF
    Mauer, C
    Morneau, DH
    Willingham, RIGHT FIELD
    Parmelee, 1B
    Burroughs, 3B
    Carroll, SS
    Casilla, 2B
    Revere, LF

  3. #23
    My first post.

    Anyway my lineup would be:

    Span (RF)
    Mauer (C)
    Morneau (DH)
    Willingham (LF)
    Parmelee (1B)
    Sano (3B)
    Dozier (SS)
    Rosario (2B)
    Revere (CF)


    Ha, I drifted off there for a second......


    Span (CF)
    Mauer (C)
    Morneau (DH)
    Willingham (RF)
    Parmelee (1B)
    Valencia (3B)
    Doumit (LF)
    Carrol (SS)
    Casilla (2B)


    I think people need to give Valencia a little bit more time.

  4. #24
    Banned Single-A
    Posts
    97
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    You don't "shake things up" 4 games into the season and throw out the panic signal.

  5. #25

    Post

    Quote Originally Posted by nchillsdale View Post
    My first post.

    Anyway my lineup would be:

    Doumit (LF)

    Wait, isn't that the same as not having a left fielder?

  6. #26
    Twins Moderator MVP Riverbrian's Avatar
    Posts
    8,672
    Like
    4,726
    Liked 2,206 Times in 1,243 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by VodkaDave View Post
    You don't "shake things up" 4 games into the season and throw out the panic signal.
    "Please shake well before using". Those words should be hung in Gardy's office, in large letters on the dugout, printed on the backs of the jerseys and at eye level at the urinals. Well shake "after" in that location. Shake before everywhere else.

  7. #27
    Senior Member Triple-A Gernzy's Avatar
    Posts
    429
    Twitter
    @Andy_Twitchell
    Like
    1
    Liked 21 Times in 14 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Span CF
    Hughes SS
    Mauer C
    Morneau DH
    Willingham LF
    Valenca 3B
    Plouffe RF
    Parmelee 1B
    Casilla 2B
    I bent my wookie...

  8. #28
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    603
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by VodkaDave View Post
    You don't "shake things up" 4 games into the season and throw out the panic signal.
    Even when we've only scored one run before the 8th inning in those four games and are averaging an error a game?

  9. #29
    Please ban me! All-Star stringer bell's Avatar
    Posts
    3,466
    Like
    186
    Liked 485 Times in 318 Posts
    Blog Entries
    32
    I really don't have a problem with the lineup, but they aren't hitting so far.

    I might have Plouffe starting somewhere, just because the Twins need to decide what he is and what he can do. I guess I would flip-flop Casilla and Carroll just to take some pressure off Carroll.

    Span CF
    Casilla 2B
    Mauer C
    Willingham LF
    Morneau DH
    Valencia 3B
    Parmelee 1B
    Plouffe RF
    Carroll SS


    .

  10. #30
    Let's be real, this is not a great Defensive team no matter whose playing it seems. So my starting lineup would be:
    Span-RF
    Plouffe-SS
    Mauer-C
    Willingham-LF
    Morneau-DH
    Parmalee-1b
    Valencia-3b
    Hughes-2b
    Revere-CF

    So over Casilla, and I like Carroll, so float him around SS and 2b. Doumit is our 4th OF, and backup C. Burroughs can float between 3b and 1b

  11. #31
    Senior Member All-Star Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Posts
    3,964
    Like
    4
    Liked 113 Times in 81 Posts
    Blog Entries
    65
    Not giving up on Valencia. I just look for a non-true platoon to see if Burroughs can hit against some righties. It is interesting to see these lineups with Plouffe and Hughes both in against Weaver. Either they shouldn't change the lineup at all or they should just make it lefty heavy. Split stats should be appreciated.

  12. #32
    Twins Moderator MVP Riverbrian's Avatar
    Posts
    8,672
    Like
    4,726
    Liked 2,206 Times in 1,243 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    Not giving up on Valencia. I just look for a non-true platoon to see if Burroughs can hit against some righties. It is interesting to see these lineups with Plouffe and Hughes both in against Weaver. Either they shouldn't change the lineup at all or they should just make it lefty heavy. Split stats should be appreciated.
    I'm not giving up on Velencia either. I just want 15 thousand alarm clocks strapped to his head that go off at the same time.

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    Shake things up a little. Remind Valencia, Doumit, Carroll, and Casilla that if they don't perform, there are other guys waiting to take their spot. Remind Span that we have other guys that can man CF if he can't keep Pujols from going first to third. If we had a third catcher, I'd sit Mauer too, but Doumit has looked even worse at the plate
    That is the last thing I would do. How about picking a line-up and then sticking with it for a week or two? No matter how bad someone does one day, he goes back out the next day (Gardy has no problem doing that with relievers, as he's demonstrated time and again). Let the guys play together and get comfortable.

    You want to shake things up? Get rid of Gardenhire. Once again he has headed north with a team that doesn't appear ready to play. We might not have started 0-4 before, but the Twins have not had a good start in years.
    Last edited by WJ; 04-11-2012 at 11:46 AM.
    "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains."

  14. #34
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer jimbo92107's Avatar
    Posts
    545
    Like
    0
    Liked 24 Times in 12 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    This is like trying to win at poker when you don't get to have any aces or face cards. No matter how much you shuffle it, the deck is stacked against you.

    It comes down to performance on the field. Span, Mauer and Morneau have got to start performing at their potential. I don't expect them to stay cold all season, but so far the top three guys have not been finding many baseballs with their bats. In fact, the whole lineup has been making the other team's pitchers look like nothing but aces. Hey, poker again!

  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    Two right-handed bats against Weaver. I have nothing against Carroll batting second, but Mauer was born to bat second, obviously.
    Who was the last Twin to bat second that wasn't the shortstop or second baseman?
    "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains."

  16. #36
    Twins Moderator MVP USAFChief's Avatar
    Posts
    6,495
    Like
    3,512
    Liked 3,014 Times in 1,280 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by VodkaDave View Post
    You don't "shake things up" 4 games into the season and throw out the panic signal.
    Concur.

    If you want to get an extra LH bat or two in the lineup, fine. But not to "shake things up."

  17. #37
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,136
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    34
    Liked 432 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by WJ View Post
    Who was the last Twin to bat second that wasn't the shortstop or second baseman?
    Revere (LF) 6 games ago. (Game 161 of 2011 season).
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    Haha, Revere got cut off there.

    Span, CF
    Mauer, C
    Morneau, DH
    Willingham, RIGHT FIELD
    Parmelee, 1B
    Burroughs, 3B
    Carroll, SS
    Casilla, 2B
    Revere, LF
    Did you mean to say that Revere failed to hit the cut off man?

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    Not giving up on Valencia. I just look for a non-true platoon to see if Burroughs can hit against some righties. It is interesting to see these lineups with Plouffe and Hughes both in against Weaver. Either they shouldn't change the lineup at all or they should just make it lefty heavy. Split stats should be appreciated.
    Gardy almost certainly will stick with Valencia today, because he is 2-9 lifetime against Weaver with both hits being home runs

  20. #40
    Senior Member Double-A
    Posts
    150
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    1. Casilla
    2. Mauer
    3. Morneau
    4. Willingham
    5. Parmelee
    6. Span
    7. Doumit
    8. Carroll
    9. Burroughs

    These guys are capable of hitting--so why aren't they?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.