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#1 jokin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

As somewhat expected, Plouffe goes to th 15-day disabled list, opening the way for Pedro Florimon to be activated for today's game against Detroit.


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[COLOR=#292F33][FONT=Arial]The [/FONT][/COLOR]#MNTwins[COLOR=#292F33][FONT=Arial] will place Trevor Plouffe on the disabled list & recall Pedro Florimon prior to today's game in Detroit.[/FONT][/COLOR]

Edited by jokin, 15 June 2014 - 08:41 AM.


#2 Halsey Hall

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

And the drama continues...............stay tuned!

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

Just saw this too but missed your thread so I posted the tweet in the other thread.

11 errors/33 games. Let's hope it was just a temper tantrum at being sent down to ROC.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:49 AM

Minor league infields are brutal.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:49 AM

A lot may be riding on the hammy of Eduardo Nunez.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the Möbius Strip?
A: To get to the same side.

#6 jokin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

A lot may be riding on the hammy of Eduardo Nunez.


And even more riding on Dozier's back...

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

The Twins are "dinged" with the loss of Plouffe (I'm guessing he's out until the All-Star game). They are "banged up" if Nuñez is out more than a day or two. They are "crippled" if Dozier can't play as soon as Monday. Let's see what the lineup looks like today.

#8 jokin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

Update and background on the situation from Phil Miller's blog:

[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Arial]Trevor Plouffe has been sent home to Minneapolis, suffering from the flu. He's also been placed on the disabled list with inflammation between the ninth rib and costal cartilage on his left side, an injury that was aggravated by diving for a ground ball on Saturday.[/FONT][/COLOR]


And this not-too-encouraging bit of news on "Pedro's Progress":

[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Arial] Plouffe, the Twins' RBI leader this season with 38, has been replaced, at least temporarily, by shortstop Pedro Florimon, giving the Twins enough infielders to get through today's series finale at Comerica Park. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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Florimon, optioned to Class AAA Rochester on May 8, was batting .230 with the Red Wings, and had committed 11 errors at shortstop. He has one hit in his last 25 major-league at-bats.[/FONT][/COLOR]


http://www.startribu...s/78693392.html

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:09 AM

Yuck.

Is this where we would have witnessed Sano's big league debut?

#10 jokin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

Phil Miller is a busy bee on this Sunday morning....nursing the irony of the crippled Twins lineup on Twitter:

[COLOR=#8899A6][FONT=Gotham Narrow SSm]Posted ImagePhil Miller [COLOR=#8899A6]@MillerStrib[/COLOR] · 15s
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Twins' top 3 RBI leaders: Plouffe (38) on disabled list, Dozier (35) nursing a sore back, Colabello (30) in Triple-A.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:11 AM

Yuck.

Is this where we would have witnessed Sano's big league debut?


Only if Miguel had shown sufficient "consistency".....

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:11 AM

Well, Dozier is in the starting line-up today batting 3rd behind Santana and Mauer.

Let's hope he can stay in the line-up and on the field.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:15 AM

Well, Dozier is in the starting line-up today batting 3rd behind Santana and Mauer.

Let's hope he can stay in the line-up and on the field.


Playing 2nd and batting 3rd? Gardy does the impossible.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:19 AM

Only if Miguel had shown sufficient "consistency".....


UCL injuries have nothing to do with consistency

#15 jokin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

UCL injuries have nothing to do with consistency


Uhhh....what?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:46 AM

UCL injuries have nothing to do with consistency


It's a "I'm going to criticize the Twins player development even though it's unrelated" comment

#17 jokin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

It's a "I'm going to criticize the Twins player development even though it's unrelated" comment


Uhhh...what?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

It's a "I'm going to criticize the Twins player development even though it's unrelated" comment


I found it to be more of a humorous jab than a criticism. Why so serious?


*shrug*

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

UCL injuries have nothing to do with consistency


I think you whiffed pretty badly on this one.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

Why so serious?


Didn't the Joker say that? Ledger, not Nicholson.
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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:32 AM

Didn't the Joker say that? Ledger, not Nicholson.


And here I thought it was a cat.

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#22 Shane Wahl

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

Romero instead of Florimon instead? Why not? 40-man still has moveable parts.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

And here I thought it was a cat.


No, it's actually a duck. :jump:

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 15 June 2014 - 06:56 PM.

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A: To get to the same side.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

Romero instead of Florimon instead? Why not? 40-man still has moveable parts.


Are we trying to field the worst defensive 3rd baseman to go with the worst defensive corner outfielders in baseball? I haven't heard anything good about Romero's defense, this team has a horrible defense already.

Currently, I see the called up player as a bench player. Why use Romero over Florimon to sit on the bench?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:54 PM

Will this injury affect Plouffe for the rst of the season just like injuries in past seasons?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:04 PM

Are we trying to field the worst defensive 3rd baseman to go with the worst defensive corner outfielders in baseball? I haven't heard anything good about Romero's defense, this team has a horrible defense already.

Currently, I see the called up player as a bench player. Why use Romero over Florimon to sit on the bench?

Well, they could have put Pelf on the 60 day, added Romero, and had him play 3b. While that'd be a dropoff defensively from having Plouffe, I'm not sure it's worse than moving Escobar to 3rd, Santana to short, and having Fuld play center. At least if you just sub in Romero for Plouffe you don't lose quite so much offensively, and you're only subbing in at one position.

Now you've got a CFer that isn't much if any better than Santana, and a worse defensive SS. Plus you've taken a bat out of the lineup, and what good does Florimon do as a bench player?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:25 PM

Well, they could have put Pelf on the 60 day, added Romero, and had him play 3b. While that'd be a dropoff defensively from having Plouffe, I'm not sure it's worse than moving Escobar to 3rd, Santana to short, and having Fuld play center. At least if you just sub in Romero for Plouffe you don't lose quite so much offensively, and you're only subbing in at one position.

Now you've got a CFer that isn't much if any better than Santana, and a worse defensive SS. Plus you've taken a bat out of the lineup, and what good does Florimon do as a bench player?


Yeah, Florimon as a bench player provides nothing anyway.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:32 PM

Well, they could have put Pelf on the 60 day, added Romero, and had him play 3b. While that'd be a dropoff defensively from having Plouffe, I'm not sure it's worse than moving Escobar to 3rd, Santana to short, and having Fuld play center. At least if you just sub in Romero for Plouffe you don't lose quite so much offensively, and you're only subbing in at one position.

Now you've got a CFer that isn't much if any better than Santana, and a worse defensive SS. Plus you've taken a bat out of the lineup, and what good does Florimon do as a bench player?


Exactly right, Chief. A team that's saying "why not?" and going for it can't worry about roster issues with Romero down the road. What we know for sure is that:

Plouffe is gone for 15 days (I would bet that it will be more than that),
and that Fuld is best-utilized as a 4th OFer,
and that the only position Florimon has ever played is SS,
and that Florimon's only viable asset, defense, is a serious question mark based on his play in AAA,
and that Nunez is day-to-day,
and that Santana is still shaky at SS,
and that Dozier is battling a bad back-

Escobar is spread too thin covering all of that responsibility in the utility role. He's doing fine at SS for now. I hope the Twins come to the realization that they're going to need another bat.

Edited by jokin, 15 June 2014 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:52 PM

Exactly right, Chief. A team that's saying "why not?" and going for it can't worry about roster issues with Romero down the road. What we know for sure is that:

Plouffe is gone for 15 days (I would bet that it will be more than that),
and that Fuld is best-utilized as a 4th OFer,
and that the only position Florimon has ever played is SS,
and that Florimon's only viable asset, defense, is a serious question mark based on his play in AAA,
and that Nunez is day-to-day,
and that Santana is still shaky at SS,
and that Dozier is battling a bad back-

Escobar is spread too thin covering all of that responsibility in the utility role. He's doing fine at SS for now. I hope the Twins come to the realization that they're going to need another bat.

And Escobar has shown great improvement hitting and fielding given the consistency of one position, so you may jeopardize the long term gains at a position of extended weakness for a short term issue. He's played well at SS, leave him there. Nunez has played well in a reserve capacity (and is day to day) bring in someone who is a full time third basemen, preferably with options.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:01 PM

I think you whiffed pretty badly on this one.


If Jokin's comment was a joke, the joke whiffed bad. As inane as some of the humor is here, there is no reason to think it was a joke.