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#1 twins4121

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

Word is the Twins have expressed interest in both infielders...

Out of the two which would you prefer?

#2 whydidnt

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

They are both horrible. Very depressing that this is the best they are willing to do. At least Inge is a decent fielder, but really, why bother with these rejects?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

None of the above, Why hold back prospects/suspects if 2013 is going to be a see what we have year.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

Since I have vowed not to post negative thoughts on this site for a month, I'll just post that I would love it if the Twins got better through FA this year. That would be cool.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

Rally Monkey.

#6 old nurse

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Rally Monkey.

I now understand the Frasor comment.

Edited by old nurse, 06 January 2013 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Would you be wiling to have these guys replace anyone of the current 40-man roster? That is the decision to be made...now. Yes, you could slide out a few of the pitchers (DeVries, Wood, Roeincke) or deep-six Butera, or maybe give up on Benson. But suddenly the cart is full, the only space is on the runner underneath. Plouffe would be no worse or better than Inge at the moment. Betancourt or Carroll, one is the other. Unless the Twins free up space and trade, say, Swarzak or forget about the Rule 5 guy, their roster is currently set (sorry minor league invite guys). Everyone is hoping someone opens the season on the 60-day disabled list.
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#8 TheLeviathan

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

Hey! These are some guys!

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#9 Shane Wahl

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I swear if they sign either one of them . . . .

If I had to choose, I would choose Inge for a variety of reasons. But this is just so idiotic if they sign either one of them.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

I swear if they sign either one of them . . . .

If I had to choose, I would choose Inge for a variety of reasons. But this is just so idiotic if they sign either one of them.


+1

Bret Boone, Tony Batista and Brian Buscher are also available and Ryan knows those guys pretty well too...
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Inge because he could be our emergency catcher instead of having Butera on the roster

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

I agree with the majority here -- the Twins should avoid these guys so that they have more room to develop prospects.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Inge because he could be our emergency catcher instead of having Butera on the roster


Great point! I vote for Inge. We're going to need stellar defense to make these pitchers look average. I don't want to cut into Plouffe's playing time until he proves he can't do it, though. So, Inge as a late inning replacement and 3rd catcher would be better than Butera.

TR did say he wants competition for Plouffe, so I could see this happening. I don't think we have any young 3rd baseman in the system that could be brought up. Does anyone have suggestions?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

the last time Inge was a catcher was 2008. Its like saying a team should sign Michael Cuddyer because he is a great option to be a backup 3B

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Word is the Twins have expressed interest in both infielders...

Out of the two which would you prefer?


Wait, when did Chone Figgins go off the market??

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

+1

Bret Boone, Tony Batista and Brian Buscher are also available and Ryan knows those guys pretty well too...


Why aren't we at least, at a minimum, talking about Kelly Johnson? Eric Chavez signed for $3M, which means Johnson should be available for less than that number, right?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

[COLOR=#333333]Kelly Johnson did have an OBP of over .300 in 2012. That sets him apart on this list.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Really??? Why are we even considering either one? I guess Inge would be the better defender at 3B - better than Plouffe, but I think we use Carroll *as the 3B backup. If we need to sign either one, we offer only a minor league contract with an offer to Spring Training. Make it a competition.

#19 lee_the_twins_fan

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

I'd rather see Ray Olmedo get a shot to compete with Plouffe for 3B.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

+1

Bret Boone, Tony Batista and Brian Buscher are also available and Ryan knows those guys pretty well too...


Gardenhire knows Phil Mankowski. Maybe Mankowski has got something left. Gardenhire has been around so long maybe he can dig up Traynor to play third.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Neither interest me unless were talking about managerial candidates once Gardenhire gets fired for losing with the pre-Kelly Leake Bad News Bears. Than I'd give Inge an interview.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

If Inge could still serve as emergency catcher, the Twins could probably do worse than him as a bench player. Still a very solid defensive 3B (and can play other positions in a pinch) and provides a little RH pop which has value at Target Field.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

Posted Image......do I have to choose?

#24 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

What's option 3?

#25 h2oface

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

Neither. Absolutely, neither.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

BORING! I would sign Marcum. Why even bother if you can't sign one good pitcher?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hey, we can add Orlando Hudson, Jason Bartlett and Chone Figgins. 2B/SS/CF....right up the middle taken care of. Bring in Kyle Lohse as the #1 starter. Have Delmon Young as DH and bench bat. Man, we're getting a team together...let's play us some real baseball!
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Adam Kennedy so we could get the (rally) monkey off our backs and into the World Series!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Adam Kennedy so we could get the (rally) monkey off our backs and into the World Series!


Freddy Sanchez? Kennedy hasnt been hurt enough .

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

What's option 3?


Are there any other options that you haters would suggest? Is there anyone in the minors you can think of? I'm just wondering what TR will do to find "competition for Plouffe", which he has said he wants to have. Will we just end up with Jamey Carroll as the only competition?