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  • Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, January 28

    Join Seth and I tonight at 8:30 for this week's episode of #HangoutandTalkTwins. We hope to be joined by MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

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    We plan to cover the Diamond Awards, Twins Fest, Winter Meltdown and more. I'll also let you know what kind of progress I made in my attempt to #GetSethDrunk.

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    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, January 28 started by Jeremy Nygaard
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. ScrapTheNickname's Avatar
      ScrapTheNickname -
      Wouldn't Jeff Baker be an inexpensive right-handed platoon DH for the Twins? He hits LHP great and as we know Kubel does not. Please discuss amongst yourselves.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      It sounds like Baker might be off the market soon... could it be the Twins... we'll have to talk about it.
    1. ericchri's Avatar
      ericchri -
      Platoon DH? I'm all for finding the right timing for when to platoon guys, but essentially taking up two spots on the roster to fill the DH position? That would be hard to swallow.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by ericchri View Post
      Platoon DH? I'm all for finding the right timing for when to platoon guys, but essentially taking up two spots on the roster to fill the DH position? That would be hard to swallow.
      Not if at least one of them could ably back up/start in other positions. Taking advantage of severe platoon splits might actually be the most economically viable way to solve the lack of offense (Baker or Plouffe/Kubel is one possibility, pair a LH bat with Brandon Waring, who has a high SLG and a .900+ OPS against LHP in AA/AAA, Mauer could DH for 30+ games if he needs to keep his legs fresh with a bench bat with optimal history against certain pitchers going in to play First Base, etc.).
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