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#1 notoriousgod71

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

Probably the worst fielding infielder since Jose Offerman.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:46 PM

Probably the worst fielding infielder since Jose Offerman.


Irrelevant. I'm sure he's coming to be an outfielder and fourth catcher.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Probably the worst fielding infielder since Jose Offerman.

If only we could combine his hitting and Florimon's fielding we could have a decent player.:D

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Probably the worst fielding infielder since Jose Offerman.


That is slightly overstated, especially for the team that fielded Mike Lamb and Brian Buscher at 3B, Nishioka at SS and 2B and Brendan Harris and Trevor Plouffe at shortstop among others... Actually (other than in SS) he is better than the aforementioned...
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

That is slightly overstated, especially for the team that fielded Mike Lamb and Brian Buscher at 3B, Nishioka at SS and 2B and Brendan Harris and Trevor Plouffe at shortstop among others... Actually (other than in SS) he is better than the aforementioned...

Give credit to the Twins FO for acknowledging the current problems at SS had to be addressed. In effect, Butera for Nunez. Now you have a veteran ML bat with a chip on his shoulder and incentive to prove himself worthy. (You, I and Terry Ryan were the first ones on this one, strange bedfellows, indeed!:D)

Edited by jokin, 07 April 2014 - 04:23 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Give credit to the Twins FO for acknowledging the current problems at SS had to be addressed. In effect, Butera for Nunez. Now you have a veteran ML bat with a chip on his shoulder and incentive to prove himself worthy.

And money in the bank to sign somebody when the time is right, if the current answer at short isn't in the organization.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

I'm fine with this deal from the standpoint that I don't feel the Twins gave up a ton to get Nunez. But when I look at his slash line, I can't help but think James Beresford could produce about as well and play better defense. Beresford's knock is that he doesn't show power, but Nunez's .690 career OPS wouldn't be too tough to match.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

And money in the bank to sign somebody when the time is right, if the current answer at short isn't in the organization.


Welcome to the strange bedfellows. I'm surprised at the early indifference from the TD community- guess it's time to recalibrate that "defensive SS...makes no difference what he bats" meme.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:38 PM

I don't get this. I don't. I give up.








We have two infielders named Eduardo! MY BRAIN IS GOING TO EXPLODE!!!!

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

I don't get this. I don't. I give up.
We have two infielders named Eduardo! MY BRAIN IS GOING TO EXPLODE!!!!


Plus we now get day-to-day game comparisons between the guy who was released by the Twins so they could claim Florimon, who is also the same guy who beat out Nunez for a spot on the Yankees. This soap opera is going to get good.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

Welcome to the strange bedfellows. I'm surprised at the early indifference from the TD community- guess it's time to recalibrate that "defensive SS...makes no difference what he bats" meme.

The willingness to admit that pitch-to-contact has a negative macro effect on your own team's offense is seldom discussed, but it's real and tangible and on display every time a defensive savant like Florimon picks up a bat.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

This is about making room for Gonsalves. They probably started shopping Sulbarran when he came to camp out of shape. Nunez brings depth, and little else. Does he have options?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

Put it this way, he's better than Bartlett at the plate. He also is terrible in the field.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

Pretty ok with this. I was hopeful that he was replacing Bartlett, though.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

Pretty ok with this. I was hopeful that he was replacing Bartlett, though.


And that may yet come to pass.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

Yeah, I just read that Bartlett was DL'd. He may not be back.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:03 PM

Yeah, I just read that Bartlett was DL'd. He may not be back.


That's my guess.

#19 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

We have two infielders named Eduardo! MY BRAIN IS GOING TO EXPLODE!!!!


You wouldn't complain if we had two named Miguel...

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

I hate to admit this, but I honestly know next to nothing about Nunez. Hasn't he filled in before for Jeter when he's missed some time?

Is he really as bad defensively as posters here are saying?