Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:44 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:52 AM
Not surprising. It had looked like Doumit was headed for the disabled list, but the Twins have decided to hold off. He's not ready to start just yet but thinks he'll be available for DH duty starting next Tuesday. "Best-case scenario is ... I'll be ready to DH or do something like that [Tuesday], the first game in Chicago, so that's what I'm hoping for," Doumit said.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:58 AM
Span (CF) Dozier (SS) Morneau (1b) Willignham (lf) Ploufe (rf) Cassilla (2b) Butera © Carrol (3b) Diamond (P)
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:59 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:17 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:26 AM
I think I'd give Mauer the Friday game off for several reasons. 1.) He's struggling really bad, 2.) he needs it, 3.) give credit to Butera for a good day yesterday, and 4.) let Diamond and Butera work together until proven then shouldn't.
I'd give Morneau a day off either Saturday or Sunday as well.
I get that we want these guys to play every day, but have to be smart with both of them. Playing Morneau every day early in the season is likely what affected the wrist.
I think you make great points regarding both Mauer and Morneau. The only issue I have with it is that it means Butera plays 2 out of 3 games. So much for him just being an "emergency fill-in", huh? I think we'll see Revere starting at least 2-3 games, depending on Span's availability, and Plouffe will be back at 3B when Revere and Span are both playing. I know it won't happen, but I'd still like to see the Twins flip Willingham to RF and put Revere in LF. I doubt Willingham will be any worse in RF than what either Plouffe or Doumit has been.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:27 AM
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:23 AM
"Man I miss the good ole' days when Cuddy could just slide from one position to the next on a days notice..."--M4Prez
You mean between RF and 1B? Because he was effective in RF, adequate in 1B and terrible everywhere else. Trevor Plouffe could fill that role this year--I would think he or Willingham would be the emergency 1B, though it would be funny to see short little Carroll stretching at first.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:41 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:02 AM
They should just put Morneau, Mauer, and Doumit in the outfield, call up Parmlee again, have Butera catch, DFA the Asian guy, and throw Willingham at third, Span at SS and Revere at 2b. Everyone else benched.
Simple Solution, duh.
This is meant to be a joke right?...
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:21 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:29 AM