Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:51 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:27 PM
Edited by nicksaviking, 30 March 2012 - 12:30 PM.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:45 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:44 PM
I think Hughes will be the Twins starting second baseman, if not on opening day then whenever Casilla has the first of his injuries this year. I expect that once he gets the starting job, Hughes ain't giving it back! If he can get 500ab, I see him hitting 20+ home runs with a .270-.280 average. He will also play solid, but not spectacular defense.
I'm kind of hoping this is the case. Hughes certainly has earned the shot. If Lexi is hitting the 15 day DL, run Hughes out there every day and use Plouffe as the emergency backup as needed.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:13 PM
Edited by Ultima Ratio, 30 March 2012 - 05:26 PM.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:03 PM
The thing about starting Hughes is that the Twins would have to get a backup utility infielder who can play SS. Otherwise, the backup is Plouffe.
which for a short DL stint isn't that big of a deal. He'd get maybe one or two starts there. If Carol or Plouffe gets hurt, you have Dozier on his way up from Rochester to fill in.