Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:22 PM
Once I wished on a star but it turned out to be an airplane.-- Charlie Brown
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:33 PM
Inge would be interesting. Can play 3b and C plus 2B. He would make more sense than Burroughs. I wouldn't expect too much hitting out of him but as a backup he can handle multiple positions.
What I wouldnt like about Inge is this. The obvious perceptions that the Twins are Comerica Park dumpster divers. That gives me the willy's.
Once you get all the banana peels and coffee grounds scraped off your clothing. Inge would be a decent fit.
One last thing. I'd rather have Eldred. Big time Power. I think he should have had a decent sized MLB chance long ago.
Couldn't we just pretend we traded Delmon Young for Thomas and Inge?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:43 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:44 AM
Edited by Kirby_Waved_At_Me, 27 April 2012 - 06:50 AM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:29 AM
This is a pretty funny thread. Inge is not a back-up option at Catcher. He hasn't been behind the plate since 2008, and probably lost his job with the Tigers in part because he wasn't able to be an option there. They had been trying him at 2B, and while his defense is above average (pretty good, actually), his bat is not. I think Dave Dombroski is trolling the Twins. Inge is much worse statistically compared to the existing 3B options on the Twins' Roster. As much as people want to hate on Valencia, Inge is not an improvement. At this point in his career, he's a light hitting Adam Everett.
EDITED to add - of course, as soon as I say all that, I read that a "Twins' Source is saying that pursuit of Inge will begin in earnest today."
I agree however you are wrong. Everything you say is true but not quite.
Inge could still be the third catcher in case Doumit slips on a patch of ice In the 8th inning and Mauer is DH. Inge shouldn't replace Velencia but he could replace Burroughs.
I'm not saying I'm for this... Just saying I can see a roster fit.