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#1 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:24 PM

Right now the Twins have a serious hole with Plouffe being out.

Escobar was doing fine at SS, and Santana was doing great in his role. IMHO The Twins need to go out and sign Mark DeRosa to fill in for the next 25 games or so while Plouffe is out.

Once Plouffe comes back then DeRosa provides insurance at CF and SS in case Santana/Escobar start to fall off a bit.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:36 PM

Right now the Twins have a serious hole with Plouffe being out.

Escobar was doing fine at SS, and Santana was doing great in his role. IMHO The Twins need to go out and sign Mark DeRosa to fill in for the next 25 games or so while Plouffe is out.

Once Plouffe comes back then DeRosa provides insurance at CF and SS in case Santana/Escobar start to fall off a bit.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

If DeRosa can play 3rd, he can play 1st too - to take over for Mauer.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

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#5 jokin

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

If DeRosa can play 3rd, he can play 1st too - to take over for Mauer.


DeRosa can solve every hole in the Twins lineup except SS, and I'm sure Dave has a "DeRosa to the Rescue" scenario at that spot, too.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:42 PM

Let's be honest with ourselves here, we could clearly use DeRosa in high leverage relief pitching situations too. I could definitely see him as a setup man.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

Right now the Twins have a serious hole with Plouffe being out.

Escobar was doing fine at SS, and Santana was doing great in his role. IMHO The Twins need to go out and sign Mark DeRosa to fill in for the next 25 games or so while Plouffe is out.

Once Plouffe comes back then DeRosa provides insurance at CF and SS in case Santana/Escobar start to fall off a bit.


What are your thoughts on Deibinson Romero? With Plouffe doing well and Sano in waiting, it would seem like Romero is the odd man out. Twins need a jolt of offense and my understanding is that is what Romero offers.

Also, he's 27 on and the 40-man.

When would be a good time to call up Romero, if not now?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

What we need to do is clone Mark DeRosa a few dozen times. In 18 years we can sign all of them and have a whole team of Mark DeRosa. We'll have to keep them under wraps so that they don't get drafted by other teams though.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

What are your thoughts on Deibinson Romero? With Plouffe doing well and Sano in waiting, it would seem like Romero is the odd man out. Twins need a jolt of offense and my understanding is that is what Romero offers.

Also, he's 27 on and the 40-man.

When would be a good time to call up Romero, if not now?


It's actually well past time, it should have been done immediately once Plouffe went down. The Twins actually put themselves in a position yesterday with Fuld pinch-hitting for Florimon.....

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

We definitely need to sign him to a 2-year $12M deal - with at least 3 option years. The man is the definition of versatility.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:05 PM

It's actually well past time, it should have been done immediately once Plouffe went down. The Twins actually put themselves in a position yesterday with Fuld pinch-hitting for Florimon.....


Florimon and Fuld . . . what a pair. I don't understand keeping Romero down.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

If DeRosa can play 3rd, he can play 1st too - to take over for Mauer.




.....but who gets Duensing????

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:53 PM

I don't believe he is on the 40 man...

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:08 PM

Florimon and Fuld . . . what a pair. I don't understand keeping Romero down.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:26 PM

I don't believe he is on the 40 man...

Romero is not on the 40 man roster. I don't understand with the Plouffe injury and this team struggling so much on offense why they would not give a shot to a guy like Debinson Romero. He is clearly one of the better hittters on the AAA Red Wings team. The dude must be bad at defense though as he had two fielding errors yesterday that lead to 4 unearned runs against Pawtucket. Ryan and Gardenhire value defense as much as offense so they must not think that Romero can help the Twins, and the manager down there Glynn must not recommend Romero as a candidate for a call-up. You guy's all know the Twins, they have a pecking order and they listen to the field staff at AAA so if they say a guy is not deserving because of his bad defense then that is what Ryan et all listen too. Romero is 28 years old, I imagine he will finally leave the Twins after this season if he doesn't at least get a look this season with Plouffe going down. With Sano on the horizon and Joe Mauer parked at first base for the foreseable future there seems to be no room in the inn for guys like Collabello and Debinson Romero. Twins should trade Collabello to Rays or Texas (signed Carlos Pena) there must be a market for him after the April he had and there are offensive challenged teams like the Rays and Padres that could use an upgrade at 1st base. Not to say the Twins do not as Mauer has been one of the worst 1st basemen league wise for RBI's average and such, but there is no way the Twins are sitting or asking Joe Mauer to sit making 23 mil a year.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:45 PM

Romero not on 40 man. My mistake. He still might be worth a try right now even if he's just filler.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

Romero not on 40 man. My mistake. He still might be worth a try right now even if he's just filler.

Put Pelf on the 60 day? DFA Florimon? DFA Burton? If there is a will there is a way

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:18 PM

Put Pelf on the 60 day? DFA Florimon? DFA Burton? If there is a will there is a way


This thread is for the discussion of Mark DeRosa as the Twins one true savior and Mark DeRosa (and his actions) alone. There are plenty of threads where you can discuss getting rid of Burton and Florimon.

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#20 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

We definitely need to sign him to a 2-year $12M deal - with at least 3 option years. The man is the definition of versatility.

Agreed.

The first year as a savior/player.

2nd year as a savior/bench coach

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