Trevor Plouffe could be the infield leader Twins have been looking for
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#1 May 8, 2011
Although it's good news that we may have found this year's shortstop, these issues should have been resolved during the off-season and through spring training. Many of us had faith in Gardenhire's judgment regarding his infielders. Clearly, he made a mistake with Casilla, who seems much more comfortable at 2nd base, and perhaps with Nishioka, who had been playing shortstop for the past couple seasons in Japan. Casilla is back to being a mess, and Nishioka is recovering from a broken leg.
Yesterday in Boston Luke Hughes didn't impress much. He looked as if he was swinging for the fences all the time. He could probably stand to gain a little bit more maturity. Perhaps he just needs more at-bats.
#2 May 8, 2011
Trevor Plouffe is going to be a great shortstop. Serious pop in that bat. His homer over the Monster was on a knuckler that was almost face-high. Who else on this team does that? Nobody but Delmon Young. I think Plouffe is going to tear up the league. Use him while we can still afford his services.
Of course, I'm sure the Washington Nationals would trade us a decent relief pitcher for him. BYI, Wilson Ramos has cooled off a bit; now he's batting only .319.
#3 May 8, 2011
I like that the team is taking a serious look at Plouffe at SS. I onluy wish they would do the same for Hughes at 2nd. I do think that Hughes deserves some serious consideration there, but is treated as a guy marking time in the bigs while Nishioka rehabs.
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