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#1 Marta Shearing

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

SP: Garza (Keeping the dream alive)

1. 2B Dozier
2. 1B Mauer
3. 3B Sano
4. RF Arcia
5. LF Willingham
6. DH Kubel/Plouffe platoon
7. CF Hicks
8. SS Bartlett
9. C Pinto

#2 Marta Shearing

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:31 PM

I know alot of people hate Willy in the OF, but if they're gonna get anything in a trade for him, he has to stay in the OF.

I'm hoping Bartlett wins the SS job, and I'm REALLY hoping Hicks wins CF keeping Presley a 4th outfielder.

Edited by Marta Shearing, 09 January 2014 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:27 PM

That's a sloooooooooow line up...Plus, Dozier is a 2-Hole guy and Mauer a 3-Hole guy. With that choice of personnel, I would almost slide Hicks into lead-off slot and move Pinto to the 7 hole...Maybe something like this:

1. Hicks (CF)
2. Dozier (2B)
3. Mauer (1B)
4. Sano (3B) (Highly unlikely, but whatever)
5. Arcia (RF)
6. Willingham (LF)
7. Pinto ©
8. Plouffe/Kubes (DH Platoon) (Could flip with Pinto)
9. Bartlett/Florimon (SS) (I highly doubt Bartlett makes the team)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

Oh...and I'll hold out hope with you on the Garza front, too.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

Too early and they will add players, but here is mine :

Hicks CF
Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Arcia RF
Sano 3B
Willingham/Kubel DH
Plouffe LF
Pinto C
Escobar SS
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#6 Marta Shearing

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

Another thing to worry about.....Sano's elbow. I keep on reading things from time to time that make me nervous.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

Marta - I cannot see them starting Hicks in MLB.
They are REALLY going to want him to succeed this time.

I see AAA time in his future. Hopefully not long, but I would guess a month at least. So, a month or so of Presley.

Then we get to try to keep you and Shane from killing yourselves.

I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost 3 days already.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:48 PM

That's a sloooooooooow line up...Plus, Dozier is a 2-Hole guy and Mauer a 3-Hole guy. With that choice of personnel, I would almost slide Hicks into lead-off slot and move Pinto to the 7 hole...Maybe something like this:

1. Hicks (CF)
2. Dozier (2B)
3. Mauer (1B)
4. Sano (3B) (Highly unlikely, but whatever)
5. Arcia (RF)
6. Willingham (LF)
7. Pinto ©
8. Plouffe/Kubes (DH Platoon) (Could flip with Pinto)
9. Bartlett/Florimon (SS) (I highly doubt Bartlett makes the team)

I'd love Hicks leading off, he just didnt seem to handle that pressure well last year.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

Pretty much what I predicted a month ago. I am going to change my starting catcher to Suzuki because ...I am used to disappointment.

1. Presley (CF)
2. Dozier (2B)
3. Mauer (1B)
4. Willingham (LF)
5. Arcia (RF)
6. Plouffe (3B)
7. Kubel (DH)
8. Suzuki ©
9. Florimon (SS)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

I think Hicks has a 50/50 shot, although I would have liked him to play winter ball. If he does, he should bat #8 until he proves he can handle #1. If I were a betting man:

Pressley CF
Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Arcia RF
Plouffe 3B
Kubel DH
Pinto C
Florimon SS

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

I'm pulling for Hicks to follow in Dozier's footsteps this year and bounce back, so this is my optimistic opening day lineup.

1. Presley (LF)
2. Mauer (1B)
3. Willingham (DH)
4. Arcia (RF)
5. Pinto ©
6. Dozier (2B)
7. Hicks (CF)
8. Plouffe (3B)
9. Florimon (SS)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

1. Dozier 2b
2. Mauer 1b
3. Willingham LF
4. Morales DH
5. Arcia RF
6. Sano 3b
7. Drew SS
8. Pinto C
9. Hicks CF

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:33 PM

1. Dozier 2b
2. Mauer 1b
3. Willingham LF
4. Morales DH
5. Arcia RF
6. Sano 3b
7. Drew SS
8. Pinto C
9. Hicks CF


Ditto

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

Pretty much what I predicted a month ago. I am going to change my starting catcher to Suzuki because ...I am used to disappointment.

1. Presley (CF)
2. Dozier (2B)
3. Mauer (1B)
4. Willingham (LF)
5. Arcia (RF)
6. Plouffe (3B)
7. Kubel (DH)
8. Suzuki ©
9. Florimon (SS)

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Misery loves company:banghead:, besides just for you and me.....and assuredly knowing Gardy still has full say in personnel matters.....this line-up would be the odds-on favorite in Vegas, too.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:43 PM

1. Dozier 2b
2. Mauer 1b
3. Willingham LF
4. Morales DH
5. Arcia RF
6. Sano 3b
7. Drew SS
8. Pinto C
9. Hicks CF






Ditto


Justifiably or not and as appealing as this lineup could end up being eventually (love to see Morales and Drew in there- I'd become the biggest homer overnite it they could pull that off), when you put together the intertwining stories of Sano's elbow condition, Ryan's continual and nagging praise of Eric Fryer as a legit ML C option, the overarching failure in management's assessment of Hicks' 2013 readiness, and then, meltdown, at both the beginning and end of the season, and Ryan's apparent dithering in the FA market for a bat, I think the odds favor that Sano, Pinto and Hicks will all be in the Rochester starting lineup in April and Morales and Drew will be with other contenders than the Twins.

Edited by jokin, 09 January 2014 - 10:55 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:47 PM

My projected line-up:

1. Dozier 4
2. Mauer 3
3. Willingham 7
4. Arcia 9
5. Plouffe 5
6. Kubel 10
7. Pressly 8
8. Suzuki 2
9. Florimon 6

Not a lot of runs in that line-up, but it's what they have right now.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:00 PM

Justifiably or not and as appealing as this lineup could end up being eventually (love to see Morales and Drew in there- I'd become the biggest homer overnite it they could pull that off), when you put together the intertwining stories of Sano's elbow condition, Ryan's continual and nagging praise of Eric Fryer as a legit ML C option, the overarching failure in management's assessment of Hicks' 2013 readiness, and then, meltdown, at both the beginning and end of the season, and Ryan's apparent dithering in the FA market for a bat, I think the odds favor that Sano, Pinto and Hicks will all be in the Rochester starting lineup in April and Morales and Drew will be with other contenders than the Twins.

Sadly I concur.

But it's still January...let an old man dream, ferpetesakes.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

My projected line-up:

1. Dozier 4
2. Mauer 3
3. Willingham 7
4. Arcia 9
5. Plouffe 5
6. Kubel 10
7. Pressly 8
8. Suzuki 2
9. Florimon 6

Not a lot of runs in that line-up, but it's what they have right now.

I agree with your prediction but will bet that Presley is the leadoff hitter with everyone else moving down one spot. There is balance there FWIW, going L-R thru the first eight with a switch hitter in the #9 spot.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

April
1. Presley CF
2. Dozier 2B
3. Mauer 1B
4. Willingham LF
5. Arcia RF
6. Plouffe 3B
7. Kubel/Parmelee/Colabello DH
8. Suzuki C
9. Florimon SS

August
1. Hicks CF
2. Dozier 2B
3. Mauer 1B
4. Sano 3B
5. Arcia RF
6. Kubel/Plouffe DH
7. Pinto C
8. Presley/Parmelee LF
9. Florimon SS

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:44 AM

April
1. Presley CF
2. Dozier 2B
3. Mauer 1B
4. Willingham LF
5. Arcia RF
6. Plouffe 3B
7. Kubel/Parmelee/Colabello DH
8. Suzuki C
9. Florimon SS

August
1. Hicks CF
2. Dozier 2B
3. Mauer 1B
4. Sano 3B
5. Arcia RF
6. Kubel/Plouffe DH
7. Pinto C
8. Presley/Parmelee LF
9. Florimon SS


I agree with this.

A hard decision would be if Hicks has a great spring but I think Presley made a good impression last September. If Sano and/or Buxton are raking then get those guys up ASAP by May/June, especially Sano. Meyer too if he's dealing.