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What if Arcia goes all Wilson Ramos during the Angels series? Can you justify sending him down with your starting CF hitting right around Courtney James' and Antoine Broxsie's combined GPA? If Arcia shows a glimmer of his AAA stats, it's time to give the Mastro a good shin guard and let him roam CF for at least the next couple months, while Hicks builds his confidence in AAA. So where do you put Arcia, you might ask? I'm thinking as a DH/RF platoon with Parmelee as Doumit is hitting about as well as a Drew Butera/Matt Walbeck love child. Granted, this is all speculation akin to the golf course I would buy if I won the Powerball, but it doesn't make it any less fun to think about. As fans, we need something to keep us interested in what most accept as a rebuilding year. And if Arcia can light up the Angels, it just might be the fur coat on Kate Upton us fans need to keep warm this sprinter...


  1. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    IMHO: As long as he's not hitting .500 you can send him back down. This is just to give Arcia an introduction to MLB and the fans a taste of what's to come.

    The marketing on this team has been really stupid, pretending they are going to field a competitive team this year. The marketing approach should be trying to get fans to 'pick a kid to watch'.
    Is your guy Plouffe? Parmelee? Dozier? Hicks? Floriman? Escobar? Worley?
    And, of course, Mauer, Willingham, Morneau will be there, too!

    Something like that.
    Bring Arcia up. It may not be this trip, but this kid is going to make a difference.
  2. USAFChief's Avatar
    Minor point, but a true "platoon" involves using one RH hitter and one LH hitter to man one position. Technically, Arcia and Parmelee can't "platoon."
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