A solid run producer who would be quite the RH 7 hole hitter (which requires less OBP and more SLG) and an average defender, I think acquiring Plouffe would have been smart. However, the option remains to acquire him, dealing Asche and a pitching arm for him, and use him a 3B for a year before smoothly transitioning to a new position (as he has in the past), making way for Franco.
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Would have been interesting if the Twins (and Philly) granted this fan his wish. I would prefer the arm thrown in with Asche but that's just me.