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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

Florimon was pulled from the Rochester game tonight. Unless he's injured, I suspect the Twins are going to recall Florimon and put Plouffe on the disabled list. Their choices aren't great, but with Nuñez and Dozier nicked and Plouffe probably headed for the DL, their infield depth is non-existent.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

Despite 11 errors in 33 AAA games, SS Pedro Florimon is reportedly on the way back to the Twins in Detroit, on a stand-by basis, pending the situation with injuries sustained Saturday by Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Nunez. Per Chris Fee on Twitter:

[FONT=Arial]Chris Fee@CJFee 18m[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica Neue]Was told Florimon will not be officially activated but there as insurance in case someone goes on the DL.[/FONT]

Edited by jokin, 14 June 2014 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

Hmmmmm.

Time to play GM:

This team has 3 players who can play SS (Escobar, Dozier, Santana), a couple who can play second base, one who can play third (and happens to be the starting shortstop), Florimon is hitting .237/.292 /.340 in AAA without ever playing an inning at third, while Rochester's starting third baseman (Deibinson Romero) is hitting .302/.402/.444.

Who would you bring up if you were the Twins' GM?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

40 Man an issue?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:09 PM

Hmmmmm.

Time to play GM:

This team has 3 players who can play SS (Escobar, Dozier, Santana), a couple who can play second base, one who can play third (and happens to be the starting shortstop), Florimon is hitting .237/.292 /.340 in AAA without ever playing an inning at third, while Rochester's starting third baseman (Deibinson Romero) is hitting .302/.402/.444.

Who would you bring up if you were the Twins' GM?

#knocksheadonthewall

4 if you count Nunez. If you count Dozier at SS, then you count Plouffe as well, 5.

Sadly, it's not the GM making this call is it?

or is it 3 left?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:10 PM

40 Man an issue?


Nope. 60 day Pelfrey. There is a spot
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:12 PM

4 if you count Nunez. If you count Dozier at SS, then you count Plouffe as well, 5.

Sadly, it's not the GM making this call is it?


Very true. Should had counted Nunez as a SS. (Nah. Plouffe's SS train passed. He is a corner OF miscast as a third baseman.)
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

It makes sense. If Plouffe and Nunez can't play, Escobar will have to play 3B. Santana can play SS or CF. Fuld can play CF. Florimon can play SS. Makes sense and he's on the 40 man.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:29 PM

Honest question. Who gives them a better chance to win?

Romero at 3B and Escobar at SS.
Escobar at 3B and Florimon at SS.

The 40 man issue is easily solved. This is a key game and 4 more key games coming up.

It makes the most sense to put the Twins in the best position to win. I am not sure if Romero can hit enough to offset Florimon's glove, but I would take my chances with giving him a shot.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:35 PM

Yes, there is a 40-man issue. Sure, the club can 60-day Pelfrey, but then if the team wants to call up another player (Meyer?), then there is no room on the 40-man. Especially if the move is short-term, it makes sense to use the player who is already on the 40-man. I really don't want to see Florimon, but the alternatives are limited.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:37 PM

Ick.

Ick.

With that said, I guess it makes sense in a "I now want to shotgun a bottle of scotch" sort of way.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:38 PM

Rochester's starting third baseman (Deibinson Romero) is hitting .302/.402/.444.

Who would you bring up if you were the Twins' GM?

#knocksheadonthewall


The player with the stone glove? #trickquestion?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:55 PM

The first starter that would be called up for a permanent spot would be May, who's already on the 40-man. I know Bernier isn't on the 40-man, but he can play more positions than just SS and can certainly hit better. I am sure Florimon has a better glove at SS, but he is limited by position. Does Beresford play anything besides 2nd?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

Ick.

Ick.

With that said, I guess it makes sense in a "I now want to shotgun a bottle of scotch" sort of way.


You may have to grab the grass to keep from falling off the earth before this turns around...

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

The first starter that would be called up for a permanent spot would be May, who's already on the 40-man. I know Bernier isn't on the 40-man, but he can play more positions than just SS and can certainly hit better. I am sure Florimon has a better glove at SS, but he is limited by position. Does Beresford play anything besides 2nd?

I am not sure that it would be May. His last two starts have been less than stellar. I actually think it is 50-50 between May and Kris Johnson. Johnson is also on the 40-man and he is LH. He pitched a complete game his last time out with zero walks. May has greater upside, but Johnson might be the better pitcher at this moment.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

The 40 man issue is easily solved.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:11 PM

The first starter that would be called up for a permanent spot would be May, who's already on the 40-man. I know Bernier isn't on the 40-man, but he can play more positions than just SS and can certainly hit better. I am sure Florimon has a better glove at SS, but he is limited by position. Does Beresford play anything besides 2nd?

Bernier had a hot start, but he can't hit any better than P-Flo. His overall numbers look OK, but he hasn't hit much at all for a month.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:16 PM

Injuries happen (ask Texas). Floriman was an exceptional defender last year; probably can be again. He doesn't hit - ok, that is why he was in the minors. Right now, Twins need bodies that can defend their pitchers; if they need a body, Floriman is probably the best choice. It ain't permanent......

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:21 PM

Injuries happen (ask Texas). Floriman was an exceptional defender last year; probably can be again. He doesn't hit - ok, that is why he was in the minors. Right now, Twins need bodies that can defend their pitchers; if they need a body, Floriman is probably the best choice. It ain't permanent......


Except he's crashing and burning in Rochester, "11 errors in 33 games..."

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:25 PM

40 man issue? Cut Diamond. Phew, that was hard. .....or one of three or four guys that will never play here, if Diamond is no longer on the 40. That said, this is just another example of how barren the upper levels are of hitters right now.