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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:57 PM

Heeeee's Baaaa-aaack. Can someone who has been paying more attention than I to Rochester tell me about this "hot streak" he's been on for the last month? I have to assume he's coming up as a utility infielder, right? Carroll goes to 3B full time and Casilla to 2B?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

When is Plouffe due back? I imagine Nishi won't be in the majors for long and at least he provides MI depth (something Valencia did not). He can't possibly do as poor as the first time right? Looks like he hit ..295 with a .695 OPS in July, not exactly a "hot" streak to get real hot and bothered about.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

The scholarship program is BACK baby......Nishi, Blackburn, Butera!!!!!!!!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

When is Plouffe due back? I imagine Nishi won't be in the majors for long and at least he provides MI depth (something Valencia did not). He can't possibly do as poor as the first time right?

Looks like he hit ..295 with a .695 OPS in July, not exactly a "hot" streak to get real hot and bothered about.


Yesterday, Rob Antony said Plouffe would still be out at least a week- but would most likely the first player back off the DL.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

The scholarship program is BACK baby......Nishi, Blackburn, Butera!!!!!!!!


This must be a business decision. Why not just call up Escobar now?

Edited by jokin, 05 August 2012 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

Certainly not excited about Nishioka, but he's on the 40-man and Plouffe should be back within a week. However, Plouffe has been a week away or less since he got jammed two weeks ago. Valencia's trade seems to make it a certainty that Plouffe will be manning third the rest of this year and to start next season.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

The most depressing thing about this is that the Twins had no one else who warranted a recall in the system. (INF edition)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

assume Escobar moves from 3B to SS & Florimon from SS to 2B with Sean Burroughs playing 3B.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

I don't have a problem with this move. It's not like anyone else is banging down the door. I might rather see Florimon, but it's six of one, half dozen of the other. I'm not sure this means that Nishi is ranked higher in the Twins mind. If he's coming to sit on the bench it might mean they would rather have Escobar and Florimon playing every day.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

I don't have a problem with this move. It's not like anyone else is banging down the door. I might rather see Florimon, but it's six of one, half dozen of the other. I'm not sure this means that Nishi is ranked higher in the Twins mind. If he's coming to sit on the bench it might mean they would rather have Escobar and Florimon playing every day.


I forgot about Escobar, but I think you are right, they want to see him playing every day.
I have zero faith in Florimon, so if he contributes anything someday in the majors I will be pleasantly suprsied.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

assume Escobar moves from 3B to SS & Florimon from SS to 2B with Sean Burroughs playing 3B.


Boy, I hadn't thought of that. Maybe this move was made to free up space in Rochester - to get Escobar to SS.

So how has Nishi been doing for the last couple months. Anyone know?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

//repost from game thread//

How to tell, if you're Danny Valencia, that your former employer really, really didn't want you around any more: They'd prefer to play a light hitting 38 yr old at 3b, giving yet another opportunity to Alexi Casilla (who couldn't keep his second base job over said 38 yr old), and epic fail Tsuyoshi Nishioka on the 25 man.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Boy, I hadn't thought of that. Maybe this move was made to free up space in Rochester - to get Escobar to SS.

So how has Nishi been doing for the last couple months. Anyone know?


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

I heard that the Twins want to give Escobar some playing time at AAA, because he didn't get much when he was with the Sox. So Nishi was really the only guy they had available.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

Leaves ROC with 23 players....wonder if there is a promotion or 2 in the works???

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

I heard that the Twins want to give Escobar some playing time at AAA, because he didn't get much when he was with the Sox. So Nishi was really the only guy they had available.


So, their best move was helping the minor league team out and adding a $3M benchwarmer to the MLB roster. In this lost season, what would have been wrong with rotating 3-4 guys in the IF that you actually might want to evaluate at the big league level for consideration on next year's team. They have to figure out a way to rescind the Nishi scholarship this year.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

Leaves ROC with 23 players....wonder if there is a promotion or 2 in the works???


I knew there was a silver lining in here somewhere.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

When is Plouffe due back? I imagine Nishi won't be in the majors for long and at least he provides MI depth (something Valencia did not). He can't possibly do as poor as the first time right?

Looks like he hit ..295 with a .695 OPS in July, not exactly a "hot" streak to get real hot and bothered about.

Plouffe could be the player back when they drop from 13-12 pitchers.....tho it sounded like Gardy wanted it done sooner than later (another wk for Trev??)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

I knew there was a silver lining in here somewhere.

With the Twins.....they will probably just activate Mike Hollimon or something like that

Burroughs hasnt played for a wk....not sure if there is an injury

Edited by greengoblinrulz, 05 August 2012 - 02:31 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

With the Twins.....they will probably just activate Mike Hollimon or something like that

Burroughs hasnt played for a wk....not sure if there is an injury


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