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Article: Butera, Waldrop, Holliman Out, Burroughs Likely In for Opening Day Roster Spot

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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:08 AM

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#2 wagwan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:46 AM

Going with two catchers...... so who does that leave? 16 non-pitchers .... 3 more to go Towles is one... so then its Dinkelman, Burroughs, Dozier Parmelee left for the last 2 spots I think Parmelee is in and Dinkelman is out so it is between Dozier and Burroughs like people have been saying

#3 ScottyB

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:55 AM

Happy days are here again - no Butera!

#4 twinswon1991

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

I have a feeling Gardy got trumped on this one. There is no way he would want one of his "Good Ole Boys" going to the minors.

#5 LRGAMBLE

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

I think Parmalee is pretty much a lock. That's what the Buters cut signifies to me anyway. So from there I'd personally like to see Burroughs get a shot, being able to break Danny over at 3b once a week. Not sure how his fielding in the outfield has been. Anybody know?

#6 jorgenswest

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:42 AM

The bench... Revere - pinch run, outfield defense Plouffe - platoon against lefty, pinch hit against lefty, versatile Hughes - platoon against lefty, pinch hit against lefty, better defense at 2B than Plouffe Burroughs - left handed pinch hitter, plays 3B Dinkelman - left handed hitter, versatile Towles - third catcher Plouffe and Hughes are somewhat redundant, although defense at 2B is in Hughes favor and a strong consideration given Casilla's health. To me the most versatile bench include Towles, Revere, Plouffe or Hughes, Burroughs or Dinkelman. No reason to think Dinkelman will hit based on track record. Plouffe and Hughes are out of options so they both probably stick. The choice then comes down to Burroughs or Towles.

#7 Teflon

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Not sure the Twins are going the 3-catcher route. With Morneau DH-ing, Doumit will be the backup C and Parmelee makes the team, not Towles.

#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:12 AM

I have a feeling Gardy got trumped on this one. There is no way he would want one of his "Good Ole Boys" going to the minors.


I really doubt that.

#9 Seth Stohs

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

I think Parmalee is pretty much a lock. That's what the Buters cut signifies to me anyway. So from there I'd personally like to see Burroughs get a shot, being able to break Danny over at 3b once a week. Not sure how his fielding in the outfield has been. Anybody know?


Parmelee has been a lock for a week.

Burroughs hasn't played any outfield and he won't have to.

#10 Twins Fan From Afar

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

Good for Burroughs. Great story, etc. Hopefully he can be productive off the bench.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

I have a feeling Gardy got trumped on this one. There is no way he would want one of his "Good Ole Boys" going to the minors.


I've never seen evidence that Butera is on of his boys. Still unsure about Burroughs but it's a good story.

#12 John Bonnes

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

As much as has been written about what a waste it is to carry a 3rd catcher, what about a left-handed pinch hitter who is limited positionally and doesn't have much pop? I'm trying to figure out where he bats. I guess for Casilla? Is there anyone else he hits for in this lineup? Carroll, maybe?

#13 kirbyelway

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

I was right on 2 catchers, glad to see Burroughs get a shot. I hope Parmalee's bat stays in the line-up and Doumit is used mainly as just the backup catcher.

#14 minn55441

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

I think Parmelee is the lock and It has been said several times that Dozier will start the season at Rochester. That leaves one spot left on the roster for Burroughs and Dinkleman. I don't have a feeling one way or the other for either one of them. I think Dinkleman has put up the better numbers this spring and is a little more veristle in the field. I don't think either one will have much of an impact. I was actually keeping my eye on Holliman. We will know fairly soon.

#15 raindog

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

As much as has been written about what a waste it is to carry a 3rd catcher, what about a left-handed pinch hitter who is limited positionally and doesn't have much pop? I'm trying to figure out where he bats. I guess for Casilla? Is there anyone else he hits for in this lineup? Carroll, maybe?


What other options do we really have? Other than Dozier, who needs time at AAA.

#16 gunnarthor

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

As much as has been written about what a waste it is to carry a 3rd catcher, what about a left-handed pinch hitter who is limited positionally and doesn't have much pop? I'm trying to figure out where he bats. I guess for Casilla? Is there anyone else he hits for in this lineup? Carroll, maybe?


I think he's there more to push/spot Valencia at third than to pinch hit.

#17 MileHighTwinsFan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

It is interesting to think about how Morneau DHing opens up the roster. That single move allows the team to carry the two catchers, promote a solid major league ready player (Parmalee), and clarify Mauer's role as a catcher and backup first baseman. I like Burroughs as a left handed option off the bench - much better than past options (Tolbert).

#18 Fire Dan Gladden

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

As much as I would like to say goodbye to Mr. Butera, my guess is that he will be back with the Twins by May 15th.

#19 Jack Torse

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

I've never seen evidence that Butera is on of his boys. Still unsure about Burroughs but it's a good story.


Other than he's one of the worst hitters anyone has ever seen in the major leagues.

#20 Dilligaf69

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

I have a feeling Gardy got trumped on this one. There is no way he would want one of his "Good Ole Boys" going to the minors.


This schtick is SO old.

#21 Dilligaf69

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

I agree that Dinkleman has outperformed Burroughs

#22 benhertz

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

I was hoping the Twins would take Butera off the 40-man roster, but I'm glad they met me halfway.

#23 JDW

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Other than he's one of the worst hitters anyone has ever seen in the major leagues.


What part of this has anything to do with what I said.

#24 ThejacKmp

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

As much as has been written about what a waste it is to carry a 3rd catcher, what about a left-handed pinch hitter who is limited positionally and doesn't have much pop? I'm trying to figure out where he bats. I guess for Casilla? Is there anyone else he hits for in this lineup? Carroll, maybe?


He pinch hits for Valencia when matchups late in a game work that way - which they often will since many closers and setup guys are righties.

#25 bdodge22

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

Can someone please explain to me why it is that anytime a player doesn't perform (or gets injured and doesn't heal fast enough), its Gardys fault? and anytime the team does something well, Gardy never gets any credit? Gardy didn't like the fact that Butera couldn't hit, he focused on the things that he did well because he was trying to make the best of a bad situation. The twins didn't have a better option at the time. That being said, after this spring training, I'm incredibly excited for this team! Can't wait for opening day!