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.