There was talk about bringing in a free-agent third baseman to challenge Plouffe but the Twins are content to let him seize the job without having to look over his shoulder.
PiPress: 3B is Plouffe's to lose
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:27 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:47 PM
Trevor struggled at 3b over the year , but showed flashes of ability and enough of a bat ,that the front office should let him run with the position , there were to many other areas that needed improvement or upgrades then trevor....
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:00 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:41 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:45 AM
Also Nick, I didn't think Plouffe was awful, especially in a season and division that had Miguel Cabrera as the Tigers third baseman. Saying Plouffe is one of the worst infielders in baseball is hyperbole and ridiculous. He has a ton of room to improve but most of the screwups I saw looked like a guy uncomfortable playing third base, something that can change with experience. He has the physical tools to play the position.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:05 AM
I was fine with it being Plouffe's job to lose all along, 3B should never have been a top priority, but then why did Ryan talk about bringing in compition last November? Seems like he had big dreams for the top of the rotation, bullpen help and infield competition but accomplished none of it. Either the Pohlad's pulled his payroll sometime around the winter meetings, or Ryan thought he could fix these areas on the cheap. Either way, this club has egg on it's face.
Edited by nicksaviking, 28 January 2013 - 10:15 AM.